MANILA – (UPDATE) Economic losses are not included in the initial P33 million fine on Xiamen Airlines over the nearly 2-day closure of the capital's main airport, an aviation official said Wednesday.
A finance team from the Chinese carrier is expected to arrive in the country on Sept. 7 to discuss the penalties incurred and their "willingness to pay," Manila International Airport Authority general manager Ed Monreal told lawmakers.
Collecting fines for the "consequential" effect of the Xiamen Airlines mishap is not under the jurisdiction of MIAA, Monreal said.
"Yung consequential at ibang damages, unless we are given the authority to charge these economic losses, sa aming parte pinagbabasehan lang namin yung mga kailangan i-charge," Monreal said.
(The consequential losses and other damages, unless we are given the authority to charge these economic losses, on our part we just base it on what we need to charge.)
“Yung un-quantifiable losses, economic losses wala kaming pagbabasehan so wala ho kaming figures for that,” he said.
(For un-quantifiable losses, economic losses, we have no basis for that so we have no figures for that.)
Aviation authorities spent almost P15 million in equipment rental and manpower to remove the Xiamen Airlines jet from the runway, Monreal earlier said.
Take off and landing losses, parking costs and staff overtime were also included in the computation, he said.