CAAP Press Release

26 March 2024

Pasay City – In anticipation of the surge of air travelers this Holy Week, Transportation Chief Secretary Jaime Bautista inspected the CAAP Communications, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) together with CAAP Director General Capt. Manuel Tamayo today, March 26.

During the inspection, Department of Transportation Secretary Bautista ensured that all systems within the CNS/ATM were operational, aligning with the implementation of Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Semana Santa 2024 which commenced on March 24 and will last until March 31.

Moreover, the Transportation Chief has also assured that sufficient contingencies are in place to mitigate any potential flight disruptions amid the surge of passengers during Holy Week, which is expected to begin tomorrow, Holy Wednesday.

DOTr Secretary Bautista gave a positive assessment during his inspection of CAAP CNS/ATM, stating, “We have to ensure that all equipment is operational, all personnel are present, and can attend to any issues we may face during Holy Week. With that, we see that CAAP is ready, and we thank you for preparing for this Lenten season.” The CNS/ATM, enabling aircraft to transmit accurate locations for safe takeoffs, landings, and air traffic control, operates with personnel in three shifts for continuous 24/7 operations. CAAP Director General Capt. Manuel Tamayo has enforced a “no leave policy” directive for essential operational staff to uphold the Transportation Chief’s mandate of providing safe, accessible, and affordable public transportation for Filipinos.