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Xiamen Air expresses willingness to pay for damages amid NAIA runway mishap

Workers try to remove a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 from the tarmac after it skidded off at the runway of Ninoy Aquino International airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, in the Philippines, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

The Xiamen Air on Monday confirmed that it is willing to compensate for the damages one of their airplanes cause after it skidded off the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Thursday night, August 16.

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal during a press briefing on Monday made the confirmation after their meeting with representatives from the different airline companies.

According to Monreal, MIAA is currently collecting all information on how much the total damage will cost Xiamen Air.

Meanwhile, Xiamen Air also issued its official statement regarding the unfortunate incident. The Chinese airline company apologized for causing massive delay because the incident paralyzed NAIA’s operations for over 30 hours.

Xiamen Air, through their chairman Che Shanglun said that they will be sure that affected passengers will be compensated, and will fully cooperate with the investigation set by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

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