Authorities from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) announced that they are looking at a terminal fee hike.
From the current fee of P500, NAIA will soon be asking a hefty fee of P750 for international flights. For local flights, passengers will soon pay P300 from the current P200 terminal fee. The overseas Filipino workers are still exempted from paying terminal fees.
Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Media Affairs Division head, Jess Martinez said the hike will be used to upgrade their facilities and services.
Although no date has been set for the planned hike, Martinez confirmed that will be rolled out next year.
He said, “We target to have this by the second quarter of 2019, but no assurance if this would materialize by that time, since it has to undergo some processes.”
Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal is hopeful that the funds raised will help sustain improvements in the airport.
Montreal said, “Kasi wala na tayo sa worst airport list at ‘yan po ay kailangan natin i-sustain.”
Last October 2017, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has fallen out of the list of Asia’s worst air terminals, according to travel website Sleeping in Airports. Early this year, London-based Skytrax ranked NAIA 10th on their list of “world’s most improved airports” for 2018.