NAIA’s New Terminal Assignment that Travellers Need to Know

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To address the problem of decongested terminals and improve the convenience of the increasing number of air passengers’ new terminal assignments for several airlines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA (IATA: MNL) will be implemented.  According to Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Media Affairs Division chief Jess Martinez the new terminal assignments will start on August 31, 2018.   NAIA which is also known as Manila International Airport is the main international gateway to the Philippines.

Currently, PAL uses Terminal 2 for the departure of all international flights and some domestic flights, Terminal 1 for the arrival of some of its US and Middle Eastern flights, and Terminal 3 for some domestic flights operated by its subsidiary PAL Express.  Cebu Pacific uses Terminal 3 for all its flights except those operated by subsidiary Cebgo which uses Terminal 4.  Philippines AirAsia uses Terminal 3 for its international flights and Terminal 4 for its domestic flights.

With the new terminal assignments, Terminal 1 will be used only for international flights by five airlines – Philippine Airlines (PAL), Japan Airlines, Etihad, Saudia and Thai Airways.  PAL and Cebu Pacific’s domestic flights will use Terminal 2.  Terminal 3 will host Cebu Pacific and all other foreign carriers, while and Terminal 4 still known as the Old Domestic Terminal will handle all other domestic flights.  PAL offers a free shuttle service and to avail this, the passengers must proceed to a transfer desk.


IMPORTANT REMINDER:  Passengers who have flights departing from NAIA at the end of August or later may need to contact their airlines prior to the date of their departure to know which terminal they need to go in order to catch their flight.

REFERENCES:

NAIA Terminal Reassignments Imminent, accessed July 10, 2018.

UPDATED LIST: New NAIA terminal assignments for airlines, accessed July 8, 2018

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