DOTC eyes raising NAIA terminal fees to P750 again
The NAIA, formerly known as Manila International Airport, is located along the border between Pasay and Parañaque. It is the main international gateway for travelers to the Philippines.
It is managed by the MIAA, a branch of the DOTC.
Early last month, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) disclosed that the Aquino administration will spend P1.16 billion on NAIA-1, particularly for “better architectural and engineering design,” a “rapid exit taxiway” and the rehabilitation of the airport’s 72 lavatories.
The announcement came after the “Guide to Sleeping in Airports” dubbed NAIA-1 as “the world’s worst airport.”
“Forget about sleeping in this airport! You will not want to even close your eyes here! Bribery and theft exists,” it said, adding that the airport taxes “does not seem to go towards the betterment of the airport.”
While it noted lacking services like left luggage and pay-in lounges for transit passengers, the website said “the one big plus” of the airport is the free WiFi connection in the “passenger movement areas.”
NAIA-1 was designed for 4.5 million passengers a year, but it now caters to 7.3 million passengers. –with Rose-An Jessica Dioquino, KG/VVP, GMA News