NAIA terminals - updates

Rappler's latest stories on NAIA terminals


NAIA terminals to close for 12 hours on December 3 due to Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 02, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Stranded passengers are advised to stay home and avoid going to the airport

CLOSED. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals will be closed for 12 hours on December 3, due to the expected winds and rains brought about by Typhoon Tisoy. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

American woman caught with 6-day-old infant in belt bag at NAIA

Sep 04, 2019 - 2:12 PM

(4th UPDATE) The baby boy has been turned over to the DSWD, says the NBI

INFANT HIDDEN IN BAG. 43-year-old American national Jennifer Talbot is caught at the NAIA Terminal 3 hiding a 6-day-old infant in her belt bag. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Immigration

ADVISORY: Some PAL flights moved to NAIA Terminal 1

Mar 31, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Philippine Airlines says 'these operational adjustments are being carried out to help minimize passenger congestion'

NAIA Terminal 3 to suspend overnight parking

Dec 26, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Overnight parking at NAIA Terminal 3 will be unavailable from December 28 to January 3, 2019

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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Oct 31, 2018 - 10:03 PM

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NAIA terminal fee to increase in April 2019

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The terminal fee will go up from P550 to P750 for international flights, and from P200 to P300 for domestic flights

WAIT. Passengers wait at NAIA Terminal 1. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Customs employee, 2 others arrested for smuggling P3-M jewelry

May 12, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Authorities recover nearly 2 kilos of rings, earrings, pendants, bangles, chains, and bracelets from the 3 suspects

RECOVERED. The BOC puts on display the pieces of jewellery they recovered from the suspects. Photo from BOC.

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

Philippine Airlines' P20-billion NAIA terminal proposal takes a back seat

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:10 PM

This comes after a consortium affiliated with the flag carrier formalized a plan to upgrade and operate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

SHELVED. PAL shelves plan to build a passenger terminal at NAIA. Photo By Ben Nabong/Rappler

Basilan town mayor arrested for rebellion

Jan 23, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Mayor Jamar Mansul Hadji Muhtamad town, Basilan, is arrested as he is set to fly to Malaysia

ARRESTED. Mayor Jamar Mansul is on the defense department's list of security threats. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Court orders Piatco to pay PH gov't P300M for arbitration costs

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:52 PM

This is the latest development in the legal battle between an airport consortium and the Philippine government over the ownership of NAIA 3

DECADE-OLD BATTLE. The NAIA 3 contract was awarded to Piatco in 1997 during the Ramos administration; but it was declared irregular by the Arroyo government in 2002, due to allegations that the consortium violated the Anti-Dummy Law. Photo by Carabaopower on Wikimedia Commons

Malaysian with P23M worth of cocaine nabbed at NAIA

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Nasir Uddin Bin Mohd Hasnan was allegedly carrying 216 pellets of high grade cocaine hidden in chocolate bars in his backpack the customs bureau says

Results: Speed tests of Smart's public WiFi at NAIA Terminal 1

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:09 PM

The tests reel in an average download speed of 88 38 Mbps and an average upload speed of 63 78 Mbps

Blacklisted Korean commits suicide at NAIA Terminal 3

Jul 22, 2016 - 5:00 PM

An Sang Kwan 50 arrived onboard Cebu Pacific flight 5J 311 from Taipei He was on the Bureau of Immigration s blacklist

BLACKLISTED. Korean national An Sang Kwan, 50, was on the Bureau of Immigration blacklist, and committed suicide on July 21, 2016, while waiting for his flight back to his country. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera/Rappler

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/

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

Cancelled flights due to NAIA Terminal 3 power outage

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:21 AM

UPDATED Cebu Pacific says its flights and ground operations are back to normal as of 7:30 pm Sunday

NAIA Terminal 3 photo from Wikimedia Commons

Power outage hits NAIA Terminal 3

Apr 02, 2016 - 11:04 PM

6th UPDATE Operations at the terminal are affected by the blackout as departures and arrivals are also said to be on hold Passengers with delayed flights are advised to call their airlines immediately for options

STRANDED. Passengers at the NAIA Terminal 3 are on standby on Sunday, April 3. Photo by @gruby_ak via Twitter

San Francisco-Manila PAL flights to use NAIA-1

Dec 07, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Using NAIA 1 for this route until March 24 2016 will ease the effects of peak travel period PAL says

NEW TERMINAL. PAL's San Francisco-Manila flights arriving at NAIA 1 from Tuesday until Thursday, March 24, 2016 period are PR105 and PR115.

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Sep 09, 2015 - 7:22 PM

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City buses extend routes to NAIA terminal 3

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Around 55 city buses will ply from Roxas Boulevard to Circulo del Mundo in Pasay City

MORE MANAGEABLE. With the extension of bus routes to Terminal 3, MIAA expects waiting line for taxis at NAIA to become more manageable

Cebu Pacific announces terminal changes effective August 15

Jun 19, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The budget carrier transfers its ATR flights to NAIA 4 while Cebgo will move to NAIA 3

Airport cleaners protest termination

May 26, 2015 - 9:57 PM

Some of the 21 workers say their termination was sudden and based on overblown offenses The airport management says it has reason to fire them

Typhoon Maysak, Aquino on NAIA 1, Ali for Pacquiao | The wRap

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:37 PM

The Philippines braces for typhoon Maysak President Aquino praises NAIA terminal 1 renovations Muhammad Ali roots for Pacquiao

Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Manila flight

Mar 30, 2015 - 8:35 PM

UPDATED The direct route will fly thrice a week to Manila and is eyed to serve businessmen tourists and transit passengers

2 groups shortlisted for P67.2M NAIA runway project

Mar 23, 2015 - 1:38 PM

The shortlisted consultants have until March 31 to submit their technical and financial proposals DOTC says

OFW groups protest airlines' 'earnings' from terminal fees

Nov 18, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The airport authority says the airlines P19 25 share for every terminal fee it will collect on behalf of government will be considered a service fee Paying tellers at NAIA costs government more

Explosives found in car at NAIA 3 parking lot

Sep 01, 2014 - 11:30 AM

UPDATED A vehicle laden with explosives was discovered by personnel from the National Bureau of Investigation in the early hours of Monday at the airport terminal s parking lot

New toilets, cooler aircon system at NAIA by December

Aug 22, 2014 - 2:13 PM

The P32 6 million project is expected to bring comfort to passengers and remove NAIA from the ranks of the world s worst airports

Emirates, Delta airlines to move to NAIA 3 by August

Jul 13, 2014 - 9:31 PM

Three more foreign airlines are set to transfer operations after the renovation of NAIA Terminal 3

MORE ROOM. More transfers will bring the total number of foreign airlines operating from NAIA Terminal 3 to 6. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Airlines to include NAIA terminal fees in prices

Jun 11, 2014 - 12:30 PM

The DOTC says the move is meant to reduce queuing time and congestion at the airport

RUNWAY OPTIMIZATION. The government plans to pursue its project to increase airside capacity in NAIA. File Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

'White' cabs still allowed in NAIA but...

Jul 31, 2013 - 9:40 AM

Regular metered taxis are still allowed to enter the NAIA 3 departure area but are not allowed to make a queue

File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

SPOTTED: Heart, Chiz at NAIA 3

Nov 16, 2012 - 2:12 PM

The two gamely posed with fans for photos

SAY CHEESE! Heart Evangelista and Sen. Chiz Escudero flanked by fans at the NAIA 3. Photo by Rappler

NAIA-1 rehab, facelift to cost P1.64-B

Sep 13, 2012 - 6:24 PM

The facelift for NAIA 1 one of world s worst airports will cost P1 64 billion higher than the P1 16 billion budget outgoing Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas said in January

SC to Piatco: pay Japanese contractors $172-M

Jul 13, 2012 - 12:36 PM

The high court says it does not see a reason to reverse a Court of Appeals decision ordering Piatco to pay the amount

NAIA terminal fee back to P750 soon

Feb 20, 2012 - 4:06 PM

Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas said terminal fee paid by international airline passengers will revert back to P750 from P550

NAIA 1: 2nd worst airport

Jan 17, 2012 - 10:44 AM

NAIA ranked number 2 worst terminal by travel site Frommer s

WORST AIRPORT. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila tagged by online voters as one of worst airports in world