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Philippines to open another air terminal to international flights


Kyodo News

Manila  /  Sun, July 5, 2020  /  12:12 pm
Philippines to open another air terminal to international flights

A security guard holding a placard reminding people of social distancing walks past Philippine overseas workers who were quarantined for weeks after returning home as they wait for flights back to their home cities around the country, at Manila's international airport on May 28, 2020. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)

The Philippines said Saturday it will reopen one more terminal at its main airport in the capital for international travel, expanding service operations to airliners from Japan and other countries beginning next week.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila said it will restart international flight operations at Terminal 3 beginning July 8.

Arrival and departure flights of All Nippon Airways, along with seven other airline carriers, will be allowed to resume at the terminal, airport authorities said.

Japan Airlines and JetStar Japan, as well as other foreign carriers permitted to operate, will continue flying out of Terminal 1.

The government-owned airport shut down operations at Terminal 3 on March 28, following the imposition of wide-scale lockdowns in the capital and other cities to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

The Philippines has recorded 40,336 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, as of yesterday, and 1,280 deaths.

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