NAIA terminal fee down to P550 by February

By Atom Araullo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 11 2012 03:57 PM | Updated as of Jan 12 2012 02:47 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado announced on Wednesday that the terminal fee for international flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will go down from P750 to P550 effective February 1.

Honrado explained that the five-year implementation of the additional P200 collection for improvements in airport security will lapse by the said date.

Honrado also defended management over the continuing protest of employees because of the non-release of their Christmas bonus last year.

The MIAA general manager said that the 14th- to 17th-month pay being demanded by the employees has not yet been approved by the task force on government compensation, as mandated by law.

Many airport employees say they are relying on the bonus to augment the budget of their families for the coming year.