Miaa says chartered flight to Dubai took off with approved permits
MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said the private jet that flew to Dubai on February 13 left the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) with permission.
Miaa said it allowed the aircraft with Registry number and Callsign N9527E, owned/operated by Cloud Nine No. 1 Leasing Company Limited to fly on Monday.
It also said that the private jet got the okay to fly from Naia that day from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). A chartered flight is not part of an airline’s regular schedule and is usually taken for special trips.
“Initial information gathered revealed that Globan Aviation Corporation, the ground handling company, obtained the necessary approvals from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines for entry-exit clearance; the PNP Avseu (Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group) for the Aircraft Exit Clearance, the MIAA for ramp entry of vehicles that transported the passengers to the Balagbag ramp, all of whom were processed and cleared by the Bureau of Immigration on site,” the Miaa said.
The Miaa said that the Airport Police Department (APD) helped the vehicles that brought the passengers to the Balagpag Ramp in Naia, a restricted area, to get to the Aircraft Movement Area (AMA).
The task was done using the standard operating procedures that APD has. A chartered flight is a flight that is not part of an airline’s standard plan and is usually done for a special trip.
“AMA Permits are issued annually by the MIA Authority to its official vehicles and that of the airlines and other airport agencies with operations in this restricted part of the NAIA,” it explained.
More investigation into the plane’s takeoff is happening, the Miaa said – because PNP NCR Aviation Security Group leader Colonel Rhoderick Campo asked for it, who said there were problems with the flight.
There are also stories that the plane didn’t do a pre-flight check, the Miaa told INQUIRER.net.
“Notwithstanding these pieces of information, the MIAA shall continue with the probe leaving no stone unturned to dispel insinuations that persons are being brought out of the country surreptitiously without going through mandated pre-departure formalities,” it said.
“Rest assured that MIAA will continue to uphold established procedures in airport security and operations,” it added.