Ninoy Aquino International Airport Reviews

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Ninoy Aquino International Airport Reviews

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Ninoy Aquino) or NAIA /ˈnaɪ.ə/, also known as Manila International Airport (IATA: MNL, ICAO: RPLL), is the airport serving the general area of Manila and its surrounding metropolitan area. Located along the border between the cities of Pasay and Parañaque, about seven kilometers south of Manila proper, and southwest of Makati, NAIA is the main international gateway for travelers to the Philippines and is the hub for all Philippine airlines. It is managed by the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), a branch of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

Officially, NAIA is the only airport serving the Manila area. However, in practice, both NAIA and Clark International Airport, located in the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga serve the Manila area, with Clark catering mostly to low-cost carriers that avail themselves of the lower landing fees than those charged at NAIA. In the recent past there have been calls for Clark to replace NAIA eventually as the primary airport of the Philippines.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport is named after the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., who was assassinated at the airport in 1983. In 2012, all terminals at NAIA handled a record breaking annual passenger traffic of 31,558,002 making it as one of the busiest airports in Asia.

Services:

ATMs / Cash Machines – Yes. Located landside in all terminals.
Car Rentals – Alamo • Avis • Nissan • and more. Location: Terminal 1 • Terminal 2
Chapels & Prayer Rooms – There are three chapels and two muslim prayer rooms at NAIA.
»Chapels: Terminal 1 – 4th Floor, West Wing • Terminal 2 – Departure Level, North wing • Terminal 3 – Mezzanine Level, North Head House.
»Muslim Prayer Room: Terminal 1, 4th Floor Wing • Terminal 3 – 3rd Floor, Departure Area, North Head House
Currency Exchange – Yes. There are foreign exchange counters available landside and airside.
Food / Restaurants – At the time of this guide update it was not know if there are any 24 hour food concessions. According to recent reviews, the food is over priced and you should eat before you get there.
Information Desk – info not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – not available
Showers – not available
Internet – Free WiFi is available at the Manila Airport. Surprise: It doesn’t always work!

Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours. However, there have been reports that travelers will not be permitted to enter the terminals until 3 hours prior to departure. The airport has denied this in news reports, so I really don’t know what to advise here. If you are transiting you should have better luck, especially if you do not have to transfer terminals

Website:
Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport Official Website

Ninoy Aquino International Airport Map

Ninoy Aquino International Airport Weather Forecast

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