Manila International Airport Authority released a red lightning warning this week and suspended flights and ground operations at the airport. MIAA official Bryan Co, said in a statement on May 25, said that these warnings were given for safety for poor weather conditions. CO, "NAIA aircraft, the presence of lightning rods with the presence of lightning strikes, these warnings primarily give priority to the security of the people on the ground, and this is of great importance for us as an airport operator," he said. Ninoy Aquino International Airport , the first entrance gate of the country, was equipped with 20 parathonary and four lightning rods to protect many electrical and telecommunications facilities from lightning. These devices, which are strategically placed in the ramp area, catch lightning fluctuations and direct them to the place where they are absorbed. CO also called for the understanding and cooperation of the people after the temporary suspension of their flights. "We ask for the cooperation and understanding of each passenger when the ramp operations are suspended during security reasons during the red lightning alarm." Red and yellow lightning warnings were the midst of the recently approaching the country "Typhoon Mawar" . This will be called "Betty" when the Philippine enters the responsibility area . What do warnings mean? MIAA Airport Ground Operations and Security Department are responsible for giving lightning warnings to the public. Agosd applies two types of lightning warnings, red and yellow for the safety of people on the asphalt. In 2022, a total of 439 lightning red and yellow alarm were given due to bad weather conditions.The average range of red alarm is 1 hour and 2 minutes. Red alert On May 25th, Agosd ordered to stop all flights, place and airport operations by giving lightning -red alarm to AGOSD, air passengers and airport staff. This was once again brought to the agenda on Friday, May 26 at 1325. If NAIA has intensive lightning activity near 9 kilometers, it is increased. The statement said, "Warning is a security measure taken to prevent the occurrence of unwanted events in cases where lightning is common in the immediate vicinity and where the staff, passengers and even flight operations can endanger." During the intensive lightning event, the previous sharing of MIAA, who listed the measures taken to ensure the safety of all air personnel, is as follows Yellow warning At 1916, last Thursday, MIAA's Agosd reduced the previous red alarm to the yellow warning system. This means that "flight operations in NAIA have started again". The latest red alarm notification on Friday has not yet been downloaded while writing.Airport operations are therefore still suspended since the early hours of this afternoon. Lightning Activity System Pagasa is responsible for the establishment of the lightning activity system , which determines the severity of lightning activities around the area. Since 2012, NAIA has been implementing a policy of lightning impacts to ensure the safety of its employees. However, in 2014, a lightning hit a employee working on the asphalt during a storm. This caused NAIA to change the policy according to the current Red Lightning Warning Plan imposed in 2014. Years later, in 2022, the MIAA applied to the help of Earth Networks, an Weather Solutions Provider for the installation of the Yıldırım Early Warning System. According to the institution's website, this system contains "lightning warning systems with voice and visual warnings that come into play when a predetermined radius approaches around the lightning airport". "In addition, it has a countdown clock that shows the warning status and the time of cleaning, which makes it easier to suspend and restart ramp activities easily." "As a result, real -time information provided by Earth Networks helps MIAA to reduce the effect of lightning impacts on airport operations," the Agency said.