Manila Airports

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Some important changes in Manila Airport terminal assignments Nov 15, 2012
Earlier in 2012, Philippine Airlines and Airphilexpress were bought into by San Miguel Corporation, the Philippines' largest conglomerate and better known to many as the maker of San Miguel Beer. San Miguel has recently been diversifying its portfolio and has been getting into infrastructure and transport projects.

Some of the changes that are unfolding after they got management control of Philippine Airlines includes the rationalization of flights and terminal assignments. Effective October 28, 2012 all domestic destinations previously served by Philippne Airlines will be served by Airphilexpress EXCEPT the following:

1. Cebu

2. Bacolod

3. Ilo-ilo

4. Tagbilaran

5. Davao

6. General Santos

7. Laoag

8. Kalibo - this is the most confusing as some flights are served by PAL, others by Airphilexpress and they operate from two different terminals.

All flights serviced by Philippine Airlines (listed earlier) will depart from Terminal 2, which is located near the defunct Nayong Pilipino complex.

On the other hand, Airphilexpress is operating at NAIA Terminal 3 (across Resorts World) with flights to the following destinations:

1. Butuan

2. Busuanga

3. Cagayan de Oro

4. Calbayog

5. Catarman

6. Caticlan

7. Cotabato

8. Dipolog

9. Dumaguete

10. Legazpi

11. Masbate

12. Naga

13. Ozamiz

14. Puerto Princesa

15. Roxas

16. Surigao

17. Tacloban

19. Tuguegarao

20. Zamboanga and

21. certain Kalibo flights (again, which adds to the confusion).

For more information, passengers may call the 24-hour hotline of PAL at (632) 855-8888 or Airphil Express (632) 855-9000. There is a website created for this purpose, www.whatsmyterminal.com which should help alleviate the confusion. Passengers are also advised to check their airline ticket carefully the night before their scheduled flight, especially those flying to Kalibo.

The real test will come during the peak travel season from December to May, so it is best that one be prepared and know which terminal their PAL or AirPhil flight departs from. BTW Cebu Pacific still uses Terminal 3.
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Manila Airports Aug 08, 2008
This write-up was actually written not to rate my city’s many air terminals, but primarily to educate some travellers who get confused as to which airport to utilize on different flights. I have actually met a handful of TBs who weren’t properly informed about this matter, so here’s my little share that humbly aims to help those who might need this pieces of information.

Don’t be surprised to find out that Manila has five ( yes you are reading it right... FIVE ) airport terminals which is the very reason why confusion consistently arises. Actually, there are only four technically (and geographically)... but an international airport in a nearby city will be included in the list being the major gateway from most Asian cities to the Philippines’ capital.

Here’s Manila airports 101:

THE NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT I (or NAIA terminal 1... or the old international airport... or the old Manila International Airport)

Used to be the lone international airport of Manila, The Ninoy Aquino International Airport serves majority of the international airlines that fly to and from Manila, generally all flights with the exception of the budget airlines’ and Philippine Airlines’. Here’s a list of the carriers utilizing this terminal:

Air France

KLM

Swissair

Lufthansa

Korean Airways

Cathay Pacific (international flights)

Thai Airways

Singapore Airlines

Malaysian Airlines

Air Macau

Etihad

Emirates Airlines

Qatar Airlines

Saudia

Royal Brunei

Northwest Airlines

Continental

Garuda Indonesia

Hawaiian Air

(and others)

NAIA 1 is only about 7 kilometers away from the city but traffic can be heavy that you will have to allow yourself a substantial amount of time to reach the airport.

THE NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT II ( or NAIA II... or terminal 2... or Centennial airport )

Opened in October 1999, the Centennial airport is perhaps the easiest to remember among all terminals having only Philippine Airlines as its sole inhabitant. ALL PAL domestic and international flights depart and arrive here. Please take note, however, that PAL’s domestic airline partners Air Philippines and PAL Express’ flights do not operate here anymore but HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO MANILA’S NEWEST TERMINAL...

THE NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT III ( or the newest terminal... or terminal 3 )

Fresh from its opening last July 24, 2008, the city’s newest terminal initially serves ( ironically bearing the word International in it’s name) the domestic flights of PAL Express and Air Philippines; and all of Cebu Pacific’s international and domestic flight

THE MANILA DOMESTIC AIRPORT ( or the old Domestic airport )

Chaotic as it may look, the good (?) ol’ Manila domestic airport still stands on it’s original place and continues to serve all other domestic flights such as Asian Spirit, SEA Air and others.

THE DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ( or Clark International Airport )

The Clark Airport is perhaps the fastest growing airport in all of the Philippines. This fast-becoming popular airport situated in the heart of Clark in the province of Pampanga is home to the budget (or low-cost) airlines. As earlier mentioned, it has become the primary international gateway of the Philippines. To date, these are the airlines occupying this terminal:

Air Asia

Asian Spirit

Asiana Airlines

Kang Pacific Airlines

Tiger Airways

TransGlobal Airways

From Manila, there are shuttle buses that operate from SM Megamall in Mandaluyong to the Diosdado Macapagal Airport and back. Travel time is approximately 1.5 hours.

Hope this article somehow helps my TB friends and keeps them from being lost. Enjoy Manila! 
Clark Airport
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bhush2006 says:
Really helpful. How far Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 are. If I land on terminal 1 from India i.e. Mumbai-Bkk-Manila and if I want to catch Airphilexpress or Cebu pacific as connecting flight then how much time should I keep in between considering travel bet Terminal 1 and 3 and also Imigration formalities.
Posted on: Jun 25, 2012
jkuryla22 says:
Can anyone tell me what time does the buses leaves from Pasay terminal to Pampanga. We will be arriving Manila at 1.
Posted on: Jan 03, 2012
Mysuera says:
Hi! Thanks for your advise! How far is the Clark International Airport to the Ninoy Aquino Airport? I have a Air Asia flight tix from Kuala Lumpur to Clark. Thereafter i need to go to Ninoy Aquino Airport to get another flight to Catlican. Are there cabs and how much is it roughly? Hope you can help. Thanksalot!
Posted on: May 11, 2010

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