In preparation for people flying in and out of Metro Manila for the Christmas season, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has released a list of alternative routes to and from the airport and has called it ‘Christmas Loops.’

This is part of the still incomplete Christmas Lanes that the agency hopes to open up as soon as all unfinished road works have been temporarily sealed and made safe for vehicular traffic.

A major factor currently affecting traffic to and from the airport terminals is the NAIA Elevated Expressway Phase 2 construction.

Motorists coming from Makati and headed for NAIA Terminals 1 and 2 are advised to use the Skyway or the South Luzon Expressway and then exit in Sucat or Doña Soledad.

“From there, they can head to Armstrong Avenue, Kaingin Road then Multinational Village which leads directly to Naia Terminals 1 and 2,” said MMDA Traffic Engineering Center head Noemie Recio.

The agency estimates that the alternate route would take all of 45 minutes from Makati to the airport.

Motorists not airport-bound are discouraged from using Andrews Avenue during this holiday season.