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NAIA set to resume limited domestic flights

May 31, 2020 - 3:30 PM

Only domestic flights approved by CAAP will resume operations between areas under general community quarantine in June 2020, says MIAA

NAIA. The facade of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

8 dead as medical evacuation plane crashes during takeoff at NAIA

Mar 29, 2020 - 10:05 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Unfortunately, no passenger survived the accident,' says the Manila International Airport Authority

A Lion Air (West Wind 24) aircraft bound for Haneda, Japan with eight passengers on board caught fire while about to take off from runway 24 of the Ninoy Aquino International Aifrport in Parañaque City on Sunday night. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Remaining Manila flights to be at NAIA Terminal 1 starting March 28

Mar 26, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Terminals 2 and 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will be closed to commercial operations beginning 12:01 am on Saturday, March 28

Passengers queue up outside as they wait for their flights out of the country at Manila's international airport on March 19, 2020, after the government imposed an enhanced community quarantine against the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. - President Rodrigo Duterte on March 16 ordered most of the 55 million people on the main island of Luzon, which includes the capital Manila, to stay at home for the next month after social distancing measures failed to keep people away from one another. (Photo by STR / AFP)

PH airports to defer charging local airlines for a year due to coronavirus

Mar 09, 2020 - 3:35 PM

Fees for local airlines' takeoff, landing, and parking at airports in the Philippines will not be collected immediately, to cushion the impact of the novel coronavirus

DEFERRED. Scene at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NAIA targets partial operations on January 13

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:55 PM

NAIA is no longer experiencing ashfall. Departure flights will be prioritized on Monday, January 13, to free up aircraft parking slots.

NAIA flights 'on hold' due to Taal Volcano ash eruption

Jan 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ash reaches NAIA's runways and ramps. The suspension of flights will remain in effect 'until further notice.'

Passenger planes are parked while others taxi at the departure building of Manila international airport on December 3, 2019, hours before the deadline of the closure of the airport due to Typhoon Kamurri. - Typhoon Kammuri lashed the Philippines with fierce winds and heavy rain, as hundreds of thousands took refuge in shelters and the capital Manila prepared to shut down its international airport over safety concerns. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

LOOK: Jetstar plane removed from NAIA runway

Dec 14, 2019 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATED) Runway operations resume at 11:10 am, less than 9 hours after the plane overshot a turn as it prepared for takeoff, causing it to veer toward the grassy portion of the runway

REMOVED. Jetstar's A320 aircraft is towed to safety after its nose wheel got stuck in the grassy portion of Runway 13/31 at NAIA on December 14, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Baby found dead in NAIA Terminal 3 restroom

Dec 08, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The Manila International Airport Authority orders a review of security camera footage within the vicinity of the restroom

NAIA TERMINAL 3. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

MIAA clarifies opening of bags at NAIA: Only for 'specific need'

Oct 03, 2019 - 1:20 PM

'Why will we open bags? We have x-rays,' says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal, who adds that the 'specific need' to open certain bags will be determined by security personnel

SECURITY. Passengers line up outside to enter NAIA Terminal 3. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'No cause for alarm' despite U.S. advisory on inadequate security at NAIA – MIAA

Dec 27, 2018 - 8:25 PM

MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal also says no complications regarding passengers are expected to arise as services for the airport were not downgraded

ASSURANCES. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal gave assurances passengers will not be burdened by security enhancements at NAIA. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MIAA: OFWs can refund terminal fees

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The Manila International Airport Authority says the fees remain intact in a trust account, ready to be claimed as refunds

REFUND. MIAA says OFWs can refund terminal fees paid to airlines. AFP file photo

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Aug 21, 2018 - 1:54 PM

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61 uncoordinated flights worsened NAIA delays

Aug 20, 2018 - 9:41 PM

Manila airport authorities are still determining whether they will impose penalties on the involved airlines

NAIA. Uncoordinated flights crowded the NAIA plane parking space. File Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NAIA runway closed until Aug 18 morning after Xiamen Air plane skids

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

(4TH UPDATE) All 157 passengers and 8 crew of flight MF8667 are safe, but Friday and Saturday flights have been cancelled or diverted

A Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 series passenger aircraft, operating as flight MF8667 from Xiamen to Manila, is seen after skidding off the runway while attempting to land in bad weather at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Better air-conditioning at NAIA Terminal 3 as summer begins – gov't

Apr 15, 2018 - 10:05 PM

'With this development, passengers can be assured of a convenient and relaxing atmosphere while waiting for their flights this summer season,' says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal

BETTER SERVICES. Netizens rave about improved services at the Philippines' premier airport, once tagged the world's worst.

Airport police arrest 'package padala' scammer

Apr 14, 2018 - 8:13 PM

The suspect is identified as Miriam Kanoute, 34, a Mali national with an address in Makati City

LIST: Proposed NAIA terminal reassignments for airlines

Apr 03, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Check out the new terminal assignments being planned for airlines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which could take effect by September this year

Conglomerates appeal for fast decision on NAIA proposals

Mar 11, 2018 - 11:25 PM

The conglomerates which form the so-called 'super consortium' say the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is a 'strategic national asset that needs upgrading without delay'

NAIA BATTLE. Top Philippine conglomerates are competing with Megawide-GMR group for the original proponent status of the NAIA rehabilitation project. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Poe pushes for NAIA expansion as solution to congestion

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe urges the government to consider proposals to expand the Ninoy Aquino International Airport instead of merely redistributing flights

PLAN. Senator Grace Poe says more time is needed for the terminal rationalization plan of the MIAA. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOTr: No baggage pilferage in NAIA Terminal 1

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade makes the announcement after a social media post claimed that the baggage of a Filipino couple was pilfered at NAIA 1

NO PILFERAGE? The Department of Transportation disputes a social media post on an alleged case of luggage theft at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1. Image of NAIA Terminal 1 from Wiki Commons

Decision vs Miascor made to 'protect' travelers – Malacañang

Jan 21, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque also says qualified Miascor personnel will be absorbed by other existing ground handlers

MIAA won't renew Miascor's contract over luggage thefts

Jan 19, 2018 - 6:03 PM

(UPDATED) Ground handler Miascor, meanwhile, will appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his position

Bad weather results in cancelled flights on Thursday, Nov 9

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:46 AM

The Manila International Airport Authority announces the cancellation of some flights due to bad weather

PAL pays nearly P6B to DOTr to settle accounts

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:01 PM

CAAP receives of P5,677,887,615, while MIAA receives P258,594,230.33 as the flag carrier pays its unpaid navigation charges before the December deadline

COA grants P22-M payment claim by PNCC for airport repairs

Oct 24, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The amount was the excess cost on top of the pre-agreed cost of P46 million

MONEY CLAIM. The Commission on Audit grants PNCC's P22 million money claim for repair works on NAIA Terminal 1 in 2000.

DOTr demands over P7B in 'unpaid charges' from PAL

Sep 27, 2017 - 11:15 PM

The Department of Transportation warns of legal action if Philippine Airlines does not make a full payment, while the flag carrier says it is willing to discuss a settlement with authorities

This photo taken on January 26, 2016 shows tail sections of Philippine airlines (PAL) aircraft while parked at the terminal II building of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. File Photo Ted Aljibe/AFP

MIAA, CAAP prepare for influx of Holy Week air travelers

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Airport police will be deployed around NAIA to ensure the safety of air passengers and the smooth flow of vehicular traffic in the area

OFWs soon to be automatically exempted from airport terminal fee

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED The P550 terminal fee will be waived starting April 30 for face to face ticket purchases and by the end of July for online ticket purchases

NAIA-Newport air-conditioned walkway by 2017

Dec 06, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The pedestrian bridge is funded by Travellers International Hotel Group Incorporated which operates Newport City

ON TRACK. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (R) talks to Travellers International's Kingson Sian (L) about the Runway Manila construction. Photo by DOTr

Airport chief to personnel: Don't ask passengers for gifts

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:51 PM

MIAA chief Ed Monreal warns airport personnel who solicit gifts from passengers especially Filipinos coming home for the holidays

Cancelled flights due to Typhoon Karen

Oct 15, 2016 - 3:12 PM

5th UPDATE Several airlines cancel flights on Saturday and Sunday as Typhoon Karen batters Luzon Philippine Airlines also announces adjustments in the departure and arrival schedules of 8 international flights

File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Worst airport' no more? What changed in NAIA in first 100 days

Oct 12, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Inter agency cooperation and implementing strict policies on flight schedules have helped the country s premier airport improve its services in the first hundred days of the new administration

BETTER SERVICES. Netizens rave about improved services at the Philippines' premier airport, once tagged the world's worst.

Saudia plane in 'isolation' at NAIA – reports

Sep 20, 2016 - 4:23 PM

UPDATED Passengers have left the plane authorities say

Cancelled flights due to Typhoon Ferdie

Sep 14, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Several airlines cancel flights as the typhoon batters Taiwan and brings heavy rain to the northern Philippines

Gov't: Fewer flight delays due to stricter rules, 'common sense' approach

Sep 14, 2016 - 3:30 PM

It was reduced tremendously Minimum is about 5 to 6 delayed arrivals and very minimal in terms of departure says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Eddie Monreal during a Senate budget hearing

FEW FLIGHT DELAYS. The Manila International Airport Authority reports a decline in the number of flight delays int he country due to stricter rules. File photo by AFP

Tugade to formalize Manila-Clark train plan in 90 days

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:00 PM

This is in relation to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade s request to airlines to transfer smaller turbo propeller planes to Clark airport

CONNECTIVITY. The transportation department will provide Manila-Clark connectivity using a standard train or a connector road

Tugade apologizes for NAIA runway closure, vows improvements

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:50 AM

To the public I m sorry I m sorry to the President [Rodrigo Duterte] because it happened during my 19 days of watch the newly installed transportation chief speaks before a business forum

FULL RESPONSIBILITY. Last repaired in 2011, Tugade says NAIA runway is long due for another overhaul and proper maintenance. File photo from Rappler

Frustration, anger over NAIA runway closure

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:02 PM

While they are not surprised many netizens vent about the hassle the delay caused them

APPEASEMENT. Royal KLM staff address passenger concerns for the cancelled flight due to the closure of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo courtesy of Manja Bayang

Emergency closure of NAIA runway brings cancelled flights

Jul 18, 2016 - 6:13 PM

5th UPDATE The Manila International Airport Authority says runway 06 24 had to be closed immediately due to small asphalt cracks that could damage planes

NAIA TERMINAL 3. Image from Wikimedia Commons by user Eternal Dragon

Regular metered taxis now allowed at all NAIA terminals

Jul 18, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Starting Monday July 18 unaccredited white metered taxis can pick up and drop off passengers at all NAIA terminals

ALLOWED. Unaccredited taxis arrive for the arriving passengers in Terminal 3. Photo from NAIA-MIAA

Next Speaker? Pantaleon Alvarez and the ghost of NAIA 3

May 14, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The newly elected Davao del Norte representative is being eyed by PDP Laban Duterte s party as next House Speaker

Roxas: Sanction those responsible for NAIA 3 blackout

Apr 05, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The former transportation chief says it s only right that Malacañang sanction officials liable for the 5 hour power outage at NAIA 3

SHOULD HEADS ROLL? LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas says responsible officials should be sanctions for the NAIA blackout. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Power back in NAIA Terminal 3 after 5-hour outage

Apr 03, 2016 - 3:27 AM

UPDATED Airport authorities Meralco now investigating root of blackout which has caused flight delays

POWER BACK UP. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Dues unpaid: 4 int'l airlines may face NAIA access restriction

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:13 PM

MIAA says the airlines were given demand letters as early as 2014 with final letters sent in 2015 and early 2016

MIAA-AIRLINES DISPUTE. "More than an issue of settling dues, airport management wishes to settle differences with the airlines,” MIAA's Jose Angel Honrado says. File photo from AFP

By the numbers: Supply and demand of NAIA taxis

Jan 31, 2016 - 10:52 AM

Tens of thousands of passengers arrive at the Philippines premier airport daily but there are less than 2 000 taxis and rental cars

MORE TAXIS NEEDED. Airport authorities admit that the number of transport units available at NAIA are sorely lacking. Photo from the MIAA Facebook page

Airport execs told: Add more taxis, allow Uber, GrabCar to operate

Jan 25, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Senator Angara says the thousands of passengers arriving in NAIA need more transport options as there are only 1 497 accredited units currently operating

MORE TAXIS NEEDED. Senator Sonny Angara says airport authorities should accredit more taxis and allow services like Uber and GrabCar to operate at the airport. Rappler file photo

Go after abusive airport taxis, senators urge MIAA

Jan 14, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Lawmakers say reports of abusive taxi drivers at NAIA are tainting the country s image among tourists

MONITORING NEEDED. Lawmakers urge airport authorities to address issues of overcharging and abusive taxi drivers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo from NAIA-MIAA

Ople hits MIAA: Why hassle OFWs over terminal fee refund system?

Jan 13, 2016 - 4:44 PM

UPDATED There is a continuing injustice going on when OFWs are forced to line up to refund the P550 that they are not even supposed to pay under our law

CONTINUING INJUSTICE. Advocate for OFWs Toots Ople blasts the MIAA for the collection of terminal fees from OFWs, calling it a 'continuing injustice' for migrant workers.

Cancelled flights due to Typhoon Nona

Dec 14, 2015 - 2:21 PM

3rd UPDATE Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest information on flight cancellations as Typhoon Nona threatens parts of the country

Shuttle buses to ferry passengers to NAIA terminals

Nov 18, 2015 - 5:25 PM

Passengers with flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport may board airport shuttle buses to get to their terminals

SHUTTLE BUSES AVAILABLE. Passengers with flights at NAIA may use airport shuttle buses to get to their terminals. Rappler photo