RAINS has not hampered the on-going job on the runway of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), which started last Saturday, because the downpour Cebu has seen since last week was only during the day.
The track has been closed since 1 September at 1:30 pm to 6:30 am to make way for the asphalt project. "We hope that this continues until the project is finished," says assistant general manager Glenn Napuli of Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA).
The repair work is scheduled for 14 September. He said that airlines had to adjust part of their flights. He said the five-hour closure was carefully planned so that the impact on airline operations would be kept to a minimum.
"This project should have been done much earlier, but it is necessary to repair the runway to keep airline passengers safe, and after the repair we have a smooth and a much safer job," said Napuli.
Louie Ferrer, president of the GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), said their activities are being affected, "but of course the repair is more important." "I hope it will be completed on time or according to schedule," he said. Jason Torres, corporate affairs head for GMCAC, said that airlines are affected because they had to make some flights. (EPO)