Expect more flights in CIA as NAIA terminal proposes reassignments for airlines

Expect more flights to fill the blue skies of Clark International Airport (CIA) in Pampanga as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) proposed reassignments for airlines effective this coming August 31, 2018.

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) puts forward a rationalization plan for NAIA in response to a call from the Congress about the improvement of air traffic in the country.

In a report recently, MIAA Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Connie Bungag said that under the tentative plan, Terminals 1 and 3 would be for international flights, while Terminals 2 and 4 would be for domestic flights.

The MIAA OIC said that between now and August 31, the search for the best option is ongoing and authorities look forward that by September 01, the airlines should be followed.

She added that the airlines will be holding weekly meetings with terminal managers in order to minimize disruptions once the plan is implemented.

Lawmakers suggest more flights to be moved to CIA as NAIA is running at its maximum capacity.

Below are the planned terminal assignments:

NAIA Terminal 1

  • Philippine Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Japan Airlines
  • Saudia Airlines
  • Thai Airways

NAIA Terminal 2

  • Cebu Pacific Air (Domestic Flights)
  • Philippine Airlines (Domestic Flights)

NAIA Terminal 3

  • Air Asia (international flights)*
  • Air China
  • Air Niugini
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Cebu Pacific Air (international flights)*
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Emirates
  • EVA Air
  • Gulf Air
  • Jeju Air
  • Jetstar Airways
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Oman Air
  • Qantas Airways
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Brunei Airlines
  • Tiger Air
  • Xiamen Air
  • + All Other International Carriers (Except for the 5 assigned to Terminal 1)

NAIA Terminal 4

  • All Other Domestic Flights (except PAL and Cebu Pacific)

However, the government has yet to decide on each proposal and it’s good to contact the airline before your flight to confirm the right terminal because there might be some changes.

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