Manilla Ninoy Aquino (MNL) Airport
Manilla Ninoy Aquino MNL Airport Overview
Aquino Airport 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 32 million passengers served annually, Manila International is at present hub for Cebu Pacific, Airphil Express, Philipine Airlines, SouthEast Asian Airlines & Zest Airways. It also is served by a good number of major international airlines, including United Airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
Airport Terminal Fee Rules: 1. Domestic passengers will now have the fee included in their ticket when making reservations.
2. 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).
Future Airport developments: (under item 3 are ongoing debates as to whether to maintain MNL or to build a new Airport)
1. At least until 2016, both Clark (3 times larger than Aquino) & Aquino Airports are to be maintained separately - while sweeping measures to upgrade them will take shape:
2. NAIA's rehabilitation work at Terminal 1 started in January 2014: As NAIA 1 operates at over-capacity, while NAIA 3 operates at half of its 13M passenger capacity - NAIA 3 was retrofitted to accommodate excess passengers from NAIA 1, & 5 major airlines transferred into it from NAIA 3. Terminal 1 will be completed January 2015. Currently there is also a new Terminal 5 proposed, to be used as LLC terminal.
3. Proposals for a new Airport - or further extension of current Airport:
(a) May 14, 2014, conglomerate 'San Miguel Corp' (SMC) submitted to the President a $50B proposal for a new airport, replacing NAIA - to be located on the CyberBay property along Manila-Cavite coastal road - large enough for 4 runways & a larger terminal. Under the proposal, the new airport would be turned over to the State after 25 years.
(b) Late May 2014, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines declared that it prefers (instead of a new replacement Airport) construction of added new parallel runways at NAIA Airport, which would take only 2 years, cost considerably less, and could improve the airport efficiency by up to 80 percent - increasing hourly flights from 40 to about 60-70.
(c) July 12: A Transport Department study suggests Sangley (Cavite province) 'should be second airport of metropolitan Manila' - contradicting prior studies.