Some PAL, AirAsia flights to change NAIA terminals starting December


Posted at Nov 27 2022 12:36 PM | Updated as of Nov 29 2022 02:03 PM

Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News file photo]
Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News file photo

MANILA — Some Philippine Airlines (PAL) and AirAsia flights to and from Manila will be changing terminal assignments at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) starting this December.

In an advisory on Sunday, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said that 12 PAL international flights to and from the United States, Guam, Doha (Qatar), and Bali (Indonesia) will be transferred to the NAIA Terminal 1 starting Dec. 1. 

"The transfer of U.S., Guam, Doha, and Bali flights to Terminal 1 is in line with operational requirements in preparation for the busy holiday season," MIAA said.

PAL, in an updated advisory on Monday, said flights to and from the following areas will use NAIA Terminal 1 beginning Thursday:

• Dammam
• Dubai
• Doha
• Riyadh
* Toronto
• Vancouver
• Los Angeles
• San Francisco
• New York
• Honolulu
• Guam
• Bali

Meanwhile, the following PAL flights will fly to and from NAIA Terminal 2:

• All domestic flights
• Bangkok
• Brisbane
• Fukuoka
• Tokyo (Haneda)
• Hanoi
• Ho Chi Minh
• Busan
• Seoul (Incheon)
• Hong Kong
• Jakarta
• Osaka (Kansai)
• Kuala Lumpur
• Macau
• Melbourne
• Nagoya
• Tokyo (Narita)
• Phnom Penh
• Port Moresby
• Singapore
• Sydney
• Taipei
• Wuhan

"Shuttle buses between Terminal 1 and 2 are available for passengers with connecting flights," PAL said.

PAL flights to and from Manila scheduled on or before Nov. 30 will still be flying from NAIA Terminal 2, except for flights to and from Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai, Riyadh and Dammam.


Low-cost carrier AirAsia, meanwhile, announced Sunday that all of its flights to and from Manila, Caticlan, and Cebu will depart and arrive at the NAIA Terminal 3. 

All other AirAsia domestic flights will remain at Terminal 4, while all of its international routes will stay at Terminal 3. 

"All Caticlan flights to and from Clark International Airport will remain operational," MIAA said in a separate statement.

MIAA earlier announced that it would be reshuffling terminal assignments at NAIA in anticipation of the holiday rush.

The agency said it also wanted to avoid a repeat of the passenger surge the airport experienced when several flights were cancelled due to Severe Tropical Storm Paeng.


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