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Yellow cabs at NAIA

First Posted 21:32:00 03/04/2008

MANILA, Philippines -- A piece of New York will now welcome tourists, balikbayans (returning overseas Filipinos) and business travelers to Manila as yellow cabs have joined the fleet of airport taxicabs in the country?s premier hub.

Starting Wednesday, taxis in Manhattan yellow will line up to ferry arriving passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals for a new metered taxi service.

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) launched the new taxi service at the NAIA Centennial Terminal on Tuesday afternoon as an alternative offering to accredited coupon taxis that charge at a fixed rate by destination.

?We are proud to have initiated and spearheaded this new service that we are offering to passengers and airport users. Now, they have a cheaper but safe mode of transportation,? said MIAA General Manager Alfonso Cusi said in a statement. Tarra Quismundo

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