Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport MNL
- also referred to as 'NAIA' - is one of two international airports in the greater metropolitan area of Manila (the other is Clark International) and is at present functioning as the main international gateway to the to the Philippines and beyond.
NAIA is located along the border between Pasay City and Parañaque City, about 7 km south the city border of Manila, the Capital of the Philippines, and southwest of Makati City. It can be reached directly via Naia Road, which connects to the Manila-Cavite Expressway. (Both North & South Luzon Expressways are to be connected, as well as the Tarlac to La Union Expessway. )
With two runways and over 36 million passengers served annually, Manila International is at present hub for Cebu Pacific, & Philipine Airlines. It also is served by a good number of major international airlines (including U.S. airlines Delta & United), offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
Airport Terminal Fee Rules:
- Domestic passengers will now have the fee included in their ticket when making reservations.
- Transfer passengers need to pay the fee of Php 200 before boarding connecting flight.
The on-Airport Manila Airport Hotel
is on Ninoy Aquino Avenue, near Terminal 1 & its parking facilities.
Manila International has four passenger terminals -T1 through T4 (T4 is the domestic terminal).
NOTE: As of Dec. 16, 2016, Philippine Airlines (PAL) now uses Cark International Airport
- aiming to serve 10M pasengers from the northern part of Luzon - and contributing to the decongestion of Aquino Airport.
The new 4-lane, 7.15 km elevated NAIA Expressway
now connects Terminal 1 to Terminal 3, links to Skyway & Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway, and to Macapagal Avenue & Pagcor Entertainment City,
Current and future Airport developments:
While current upgrades are ongoing at NAIA as a temporary measure to ease congestion - a new US$ 2.5B Airport is being built at Sangley Point in Cavite City on Manila Bay.
The ongoing Sangley Point Airport project - representing a
$10-billion new Airport in Cavite - is to solve the congestion problem at NAIA. (Sangley Point, a former US Navy station and now the Philippine 'Danilo Atienza Air Base', is located in Cavite City - about 25 minues from Makati City.)
- The NAIA-3 footbridge is to open in 2017.
- The ongoing rapid transit Bus system from BGC to NAIA is to be completed by 2016.