NAIA starts new passenger flow scheme at Terminal 3
MANILA, Philippines – To help airline passengers get on their flights on time, airport authorities are implementing a new scheme for those entering the departure area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.
Starting this week, only passengers bearing their travel documents may use the first 5 entrances at the departure area.
Non-passengers or well-wishers may use the sixth entrance at the end of the lobby.
Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado said the new flow scheme aims to help passengers get to the check-in counters on time.
Honrado added that the efficient flow of passengers has been a concern due to the increase of travelers during the summer season.
Over the last 3 months, passenger departures at Terminal 3 have steadily increased. From 669,433 passengers in February, the numbers climbed to 782,134 in March, and 841,174 passengers in April.
“With the new scheme, however, passengers will have more space. Queues leading to the counters will be reserved for them,” Honrado said.
Well-wishers entering the terminal will be limited to the perimeter area of the check-in hall.
But they would still be allowed to use the common area at the fourth floor of the terminal to meet with departing passengers. – Rappler.com