MANILA, Philippines – In a media briefing, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal said that an increase of P200 for international flights and a P100 hike for domestic flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be effective at the beginning of the 2nd quarter of 2019.
Currently, NAIA terminal fee is at P550 for international flights, and P200 for domestic. With the planned increase, these would become P750 for international and P300 for domestic.
He said that the implementation would be by April 2019, and was unopposed during the public hearing on Tuesday, October 30.
He also said that in comparison with the terminal fees within the region, the Philippines has the lowest, and that the funding is needed to cover and sustain improvements at the airport.
Terminal fees at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport will remain at P850 for international flights and P300 for domestic, while at Clark International Airport terminal fees will be at P650 for international and P150 for domestic.
Monreal said the additional revenues from the terminal fee hike would contribute at least 1 percent to NAIA’s gross revenues and that a deficit in terms of revenue will be expected in the next 5 years if there will be no hike in terminal fees.
Overseas Filipino workers are still exempted from paying the terminal fees.