THE MANILA International Airport Authority (MIAA) reiterated yesterday that the planned changes in terminal assignments for airlines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will not push through on Aug. 31. “Contrary to what is now circulating in social media, the August 31, 2018 Terminal transfer of airline WILL NOT PROCEED as originally envisioned. While talks with some airline operators have started and with some signifying their intent to transfer, options that have been discussed are EXPLORATORY in nature,” MIAA said in a statement. “Discussions gave rise to unforeseen operational constraints that require longer time to resolve,” it added. The agency also clarified that the transfer beginning July of some Philippine Airlines (PAL) international flights to the NAIA Terminal 1 “is necessary to prepare NAIA Terminal 2 for its rehabilitation which is expected to commence before year-end.” The adjusted PAL flights are to and from destinations in the United States, Canada, and the Middle East.