NAIA Terminal 3 to undergo power maintenance from April 2 to May 28

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NAIA Terminal 3 | Photo from Wikimedia.
  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 will undergo a series of power maintenance activities from April 2 to May 28
  • The activities are designed to replace deteriorated medium voltage switchgear components across eight different electrical substations within the terminal
  • The power shutdowns will be sectoral and will affect the open and multilevel parking, substations in the south and north concourses, and the main substation of Terminal 3

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 will undergo a series of power maintenance activities from April 2 to May 28, according to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA).

The activities are designed to allow the replacement of deteriorated medium voltage switchgear components across eight different electrical substations within Terminal 3 and is a continuation of the electrical systems upgrade project at the terminal that started last year, MIAA said.

The power shutdowns will be sectoral and will affect the open and multilevel parking, substations in the south and north concourses, and the main substation of Terminal 3. As far as practicable, MIAA said these shutdowns will start at midnight when the least number of flights are scheduled.

Standby generator sets at each substation will be provided for uninterrupted power supply to critical airport systems and ensure continuous processing of passengers and flights. MIAA said reduced air conditioning supply in certain areas as well as some elevators and escalators not functioning may be experienced from time to time.

The airport authority said it will remain steadfast in completing necessary and crucial upgrades while having to deal with inevitable power interruptions in the course of the project.

It may be recalled that a first of a series of interruptions was undertaken last November 29 to December 13, 2023 covering different areas of NAIA Terminal 3.

MIAA noted the activities during the first series of interruptions did not pose serious disruptions to both passengers and flight operations “as a result of a well-planned and coordinated work plan.” No delays or cancellations attributable to the maintenance works were reported.

MIAA general manager Eric Jose Ines seeks the support and understanding of all airport users during the undertaking.

“We apologize to all our airport stakeholders. Rest assured that the benefits of this electric systems upgrade will far outweigh the inconveniences it may bring in the course of its implementation. We seek for more patience and understanding from everyone,” the airport chief said.

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