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MANILA -- Starting August 1 this year, the P200 terminal fee for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) domestic terminals will be incorporated in the airline ticket of tourists going to local destinations, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced Thursday.
This move is meant the queue and congestion of passengers at the NAIA domestic terminals.
MIAA general manager Jose Angel Honrado said he is set to sign next week a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with domestic airline operators to execute this plan for the passengers users charge, the formal name for the terminal fee.
However, holders of tickets bought prior to this date will still have to pay the P200 terminal fee at the counters until the eventual phaseout of its domestic terminal fee section.
Honrado identified the six airlines as AirPhil Express, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Seair, Sky Pasada, and Zest Air.
“This is a result of a lengthy thorough negotiation with domestic air carriers. Finally, it is a reality for all of us,” said Honrado.
“I thank the six airlines and others who’ve been part of this project. I know it was not easy but we made it through. This will be an added convenience to our domestic passengers as one process will be taken out from the entire experience of checking in for a flight,” Honrado stressed.
The integration will benefit millions of passengers who travel via NAIA terminals 2, 3, and 4. For the year 2011, the total number of domestic passengers that passed through these three terminals hit 8.43 million as against 7.37 million in 2010, with Boracay being the most frequently visited local destination.