MANILA - Students are exempted from paying terminal fees at airports operated and owned by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines starting Thursday, the transportation department said.
CAAP manages international airports in Kalibo, Davao, Iloilo, General Santos, and Puerto Princesa, among others.
A memorandum signed by CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco waived the terminal fees for students enrolled in preschool to college, vocational schools and training centers.
Students can apply for an exemption certificate at airport Malasakit Help Desks, the DOTr said.
The help desks will also refund those who have paid for their terminal fee integrated into their airline tickets provided that these were purchased within a period of 1 year.
"All Malasakit Help Desks at CAAP-operated airports shall serve as refund counters until such time the airlines are able to facilitate the exemption in their booking system," the DOTr said.