MANILA, Philippines – Temperature improved at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (NAIA 1) as some 60 units of evaporative air conditioners were purchased by various government agencies.
The evaporative air conditioners were placed at the departure and arrival areas to augment the defective air conditioning units at the terminal.
For the past months, local and foreign passengers have been complaining of the heat inside the airport terminal.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Department of Transportation and Communication, Department of Tourism, and Department of Finance contributed funds for the 60 units of evaporative air conditioners.
Workers from airlines and MIAA noted the improvement in temperature, wherein the hottest temperature was recorded at 30 degrees Celsius.
Today, according to the media affairs division based on the report of airport mechanical division, recorded an average of 22.8 degrees Celsius up to 25.8 degrees Celsius.
Dennis Reguindin, supervisor of the confectionery section of Duty Free Philippines, said that because of the improved temperature, the chocolates being sold at the shop are no longer melting.
Customer relations officers from different airlines also said complaints from departing passengers have lessened because of the improved temperature. -- Report from Raoul Esperas