Airport terminal fee cut to P550


Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in Pasay City. RODEL ROTONI/INQUIRER

Good news for departing international passengers: The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) will rollback the P750 airport terminal fee to its original rate of P550 starting February 1.

“The MIAA started imposing the additional P200 to the original P550 terminal fee on Feb. 1, 2007, to fund the acquisition of state-of-the-art security equipment at the airport terminals,” said MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado, adding that the collection was intended for five years.

“That five-year term will lapse on January 31 this year, so by February 1, the terminal fee for passengers on international flights will go back to its original rate,” he announced.

Honrado clarified that terminal fee for domestic passengers would remain at P200 because only international passengers were affected by the terminal fee increase in 2007.

According to him, the MIAA was able to collect a total of P1.2 billion in security development fees.

“We will use the fund for the acquisition of sophisticated equipment, including new surveillance cameras, X-ray machines, body scanners, shoe detector machines, explosive detection system, among others,” he said.

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  • Ding

    tanggalin na sina retired general honrado sa MIAA at lahat ng retiradong heneral na kasama niya. kinukurakot lang ang terminal fees. kung wala kabulastugan sila , bakit sa MIAA lang umaalingasaw ang mag kubeta?

  • Nisar

    thanks a lot. but we are waiting for good news thats visa on arrivals in phil for indians

    • Jim De Garman

      NO WAY…for indians to have available visas at the immigration entry port of the country…what for, what kind of business you could contribute to the economy of the philippines..five-six business to earn money and finance your criminality.

  • Anonymous

    This method of raising funds for the government unfairly burdens the lower middle class who comprise the bulk of traveling Pinoys. The Government should tax vices (alcohol, tobacco, luxury goods). Furthermore, they should go after tax evaders.

  • Steven Zahl

    P1620 TRAVEL TAX should be abolished.  It is a Marco-era measure to discourage foreign travel.

    Where did all the Billions go?

  • Opinion Chan

    The sheer number of different confusing taxes at an INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT just goes to show what a corrupt and backwards country this is. Travel tax has different levels as well. If you are traveling in economy or First class…

  • Anonymous

    Seriously… they should just charge this to the airline operators!

    This should just be factored in to the ticket price. Fares will increase yes – but well we the customers are paying the exact same amount anyway.

    As a frequent flyer – this is arguably one of the most ANNOYING thing about flying from NAIA.
    They should use HK and SG as benchmarks not only for infrastructure but also for processes and flow of people.

  • jaxter

    1,620 travel tax + 550 terminal fee = 2,170pesos = isang one way ticket na ito patungong KL or Singapore. sana yung 1,620 i-half price na rin ng MIAA para mas marami naman matuwa. ok lang sana kung ang airports natin ay maayos o parang mall ang dating gaya ng Changi or KLIA  mas maganda pa budget terminal airport ng Malaysia kaysa international airport natin (NAIA 1).

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