As part of upgrading the electrical system, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) is planning to carry out scheduled electrical maintenance activities at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.
Philippine Star reported that the electrical maintenance work is scheduled to start at midnight (12:01 a.m.) until 3 a.m. on November 29 while selective power-related maintenance works are scheduled until December 13.
MIAA assured that despite three power interruptions, critical systems, including check-in counters, immigration booths, security scanners, boarding bridges, conveyor belts, and other essential areas, would remain fully operational.
To combat fliers’ hesitancy, MIAA’s generator sets would provide power to essential equipment and facilities, ensuring continued passenger processing and uninterrupted flight operations.
Furthermore, the power-related interruptions have been strategically timed outside peak operational hours to minimize disruption.
The Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) will be conducting the main power-related works including upgrading cables to enhance the overall reliability of the system.
Meanwhile, MIAA will also replace medium voltage circuit breakers, and relays, and optimize protection settings.
Stakeholders, including MERALCO, NAIA Terminal 3 stakeholders, airlines, government agencies, and concessionaires, have been involved in comprehensive communication and planning procedures for the scheduled maintenance activities.
The scheduled electrical upgrading and maintenance were paramount measures toward enhancing the airport’s electrical system reliability, according to MIAA Officer-in-Charge, Bryan Co.