“The airlines and the authority (Manila International Airport Authority) decided to close the airport,” its general manager Ed Monreal told reporters on Monday. NSTP/pix courtesy of Wikipedia.com

MANILA: Operations at the Philippine capital’s international airport are to be temporarily suspended starting Tuesday, an official said, as a safety precaution against powerful Typhoon Kammuri.

“The airlines and the authority (Manila International Airport Authority) decided to close the airport,” its general manager Ed Monreal told reporters on Monday.

“Based on our estimate, it will be closed from 11am (0300 GMT) to 11pm tomorrow, Dec 3.”

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