Know your Terminal

Dear Traveler, 

Have you ever found yourself in the wrong terminal before?  

Ninoy Aquino International Airport has four terminals housing international and local flights. It used to be that all international flights are in NAIA1 and all local and international flights of budget airlines are in NAIA3 while NAIA 2 is being used exclusively for Philippine Airlines and PAL Express flights.  

Nowadays, you have to look closer into your itineraries to check exactly where certain flights leave.  


Before I go into details, I'd like to point out some things you should take into consideration. 

1.  Where are you going? 

There are certain airlines like Philippine Airlines and Air Asia that uses two airport terminal for their flights. It is important to note exactly where your flight is headed and then find out the terminal you need to use. 

2. Code Share flights.

Code share flights are flights tagged as one airline but is actually, sharing the flight with another airline, one of which will actually operate the flight. For example, Vietnam airlines flights going to Ho Chi Minh (SGN) has ceased their operations here years ago.  In lieu of this, the code shared their flights with Philippine Airlines as the flight operator.  And since all Philippine Airlines flights to International destinations leave via NAIA Terminal 2, Vietnam Airlines flights leave via Terminal 2 as well. 


 Without further adieu , Please find below airlines and their respective Airports: 

NAIA TERMINAL 1 

Also known as International Airport.  Flights from this terminal are all to international destinations.  It used to be that only regular airlines fly through this terminal. Nowadays, 3 low cost/ budget airlines also use this facility. 

REGULAR AIRLINES 
AIR CHINA 
AIR NIUGINI
ASIANA AIRLINES
CATHAY PACIFIC
CHINA AIRLINES
CHINA SOUTHERN
DELTA (UNTIL END OF JULY 2014)
DRAGON AIR
EMIRATES
ETIHAD
EVA AIR
GULF AIR
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES
JAPAN AIRLINES
KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES
KOREAN AIR
MALAYSIA AIRLINES
QANTAS
QATAR
ROYAL BRUNEI
SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES
SINGAPORE AIRLINES
THAI AIRWAYS
UNITED AIR 

BUDGET AIRLINES  * INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS ONLY
JETSTAR
JEJU AIR
TIGER AIRWAYS



NAIA TERMINAL 2 


Known to house all Philippine Airlines flights, local and international.  Of late, because of PAL's acquisition of PAL Express,  some local flights that are CODE SHARED with PAL Express are now flying from Naia Terminal 3.  

For a more detailed info on flights for both terminals, you can consult this PAGE. Philippine airlines has dedicated this page to guide consumers of their whereabouts.

Vietnam Airlines as mentioned leaves via Terminal 2 as well due to their code sharing of flights with PAL.  



NAIA TERMINAL 3 

The newest airport terminal in Manila is often referred to as the budget airlines terminal.  This is because of its first occupants, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, and the like.  Now however, major players like Japan's ANA and America's DELTA airlines have decided they are better off paying newer facilities for their clients.  


REGULAR AIRLINES
ANA
DELTA (STARTING AUGUST 2014)

BUDGET AIRLINES
AIR ASIA ** only for flights departing for/ arriving from Incheon (ICN) or Jinjiang (JJN)
CEBU PACIFIC
PAL EXPRESS


NAIA TERMINAL 4

The original domestic airport now houses local and international flights.  Despite its small infrastructure, Air Asia has decided they can use it for international flights as well. 


AIR ASIA * Air Asia Zest
TIGER AIRWAYS * domestic flights only
SkyJet


We are all hoping it is easier to find out where they are flying from right? Nonetheless, we hope this simple guide would be of help in your next travel.  


Regards,










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