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NAIA Terminal Fee Hike Effective April 2019

Last October 30, local authorities proposed an increase of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal fee to avoid a possible deficit in the next five years. This proposal will result to an increase of P100 for domestic flights, and P200 for international flights.

After undergoing a public hearing, the suggestion was unopposed — the NAIA terminal fee hike is scheduled to take effect as early as the second quarter of 2019.

The new rates are listed below:

Before the Hike After the Hike
Domestic Flights P200 P300
International Flights P550 P750

 

According to Ed Monreal, the General Manager of Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), NAIA’s new terminal fees are relatively lower compared to the rates in other local airports.

Mactan Cebu International Airport Terminal 2
Editorial credit: rachelljz / Shutterstock.com

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport, for example, charges P850 for international flights and P300 for domestic flights. Meanwhile, the terminal fees for international and domestic flights in the Clark International Airport are P650 and P150, respectively.

Monreal added that the terminal fee increase will likely contribute to NAIA’s gross revenues. Every year, MIAA earns as much as P4 billion, one-third of which comes from the terminal fees.

Three years ago, the integration of terminal fees in the cost of airline tickets was fully implemented by the MIAA. This policy has significantly lightened the congestion problem at the departure areas of the NAIA terminals.

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) are still exempted from paying terminal fees. Aside from OFWs, those who can enjoy exemptions from paying the terminal fee include: athletes endorsed by the Philippine Sports Commission, pilgrims endorsed by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, and other individuals authorized by the Office of the President.

The MIAA collects terminal fees to fund airport operations and maintenance, while a portion goes to the national government and aviation security programs.

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