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The Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPIA) is currently polishing its preparations for the “new normal” system.
Engr. Efren Nieves Nagrama, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Area Manager for Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPIA) told Palawan Daily News (PDN) Saturday the facility was being made ready in case the local government finally nods the resumption of flights.
“Talagang tuluy-tuloy ang preparasyon namin, pero depende pa ‘yan sa acceptance ng local government kung willing na ba sila o ready na rin ba sila,” said Nagrama.
Ma. Lourdes Espartero, PPIA Acting Public Information Officer (PIO), said they are almost done with the new set-up as of Saturday, May 23.
Espartero said the signage and other safety protocols were already practiced in the facility since the last sweeper flights.
“Sa pagbabalik siguro ng flights natin, iyan na ang ipa-practice, iyan na ‘yong new normal ng airport. ‘Yong new normal [is] kung ano iyong ipini-prepare din nating lahat ‘diba,” said Espartero.
“Ongoing pa rin ‘yong preparation namin kasi may mga ipa-practise pa rin kami na mga procedures pa,” she added.
Espartero further stated they are going to conduct simulation exercises to ensure an efficient and effective implementation of this ‘new normal’.
Espartero added PPIA works hand in hand with the Provincial Health Office (PHO), City Health Office (CHO), and all stakeholders toward careful preparation of the airport.