International Airlines to Operate in NAIA 3 Starting August 31

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The proposed terminal transfer did not push through as announced by DOTr. 

According to a PTV news report, major changes in Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminal opearions will take effect starting August 31, 2018. Most international airlines will be moved from NAIA Terminal 1 to NAIA Terminal 3. Only five airlines will be allowed to operate in NAIA Terminal 1. [Read: Cheap Hotels Near NAIA]


Effective August 31, only the following airlines will operate in NAIA Terminal 1:

  • Thai Airways
  • Saudia Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • Etihad Airlines
  • Philippines Airlines

Meanwhile, the list of airlines below will be transferred to NAIA Terminal 3:
  • China Southern
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern
  • Xiamen Air
  • Oman Air
  • Eva Air
  • Kuwait Air
  • Jetstar
  • Gulf Air
  • Korean Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Qantas Air
  • Malaysian Airlines
  • Qatar Air
  • Royal Brunei
  • Tiger Air
  • Jeju Air
  • Air Nugini
  • Air China

NAIA Terminal 2 on the other hand will be used for PAL and Cebu Pacific Air's domestic flight operations. Philippines AirAsia, CEBGo, Air Swift and SkyJet's domestic flights will remain in NAIA Terminal 4.


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