Integration Program begins October 1
23 September 2014
23 September 2014
Passengers departing the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for international destinations will no longer be required to pay and queue up terminal fee starting October 1 next week, MIAA said this morning.
Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) operates NAIA airport in the Philippine capital.
MIAA said the ₱550 international passenger service charge or terminal fee will be integrated into the cost of the airline ticket at point of sale in the Philippines.
Airline tickets bought abroad will not be covered by the regulation and will still be paid at the payment kiosk of the terminal.
- Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), who have a certification from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration;
- Pilgrims endorsed by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, and the Catholic Church for pilgrimage to the Vatican and Israel;
- Athletes endorsed by the Philippine Sports Commission
- Other travelers authorized by the Office of the President, such as government officials and employees on official travel abroad.
When legally exempted, payment of terminal fee could be refunded at NAIA if the paying passenger can present the overseas employment certificate, electronic tickets bought in the Philippines, boarding pass, and MIAA exemption certificate.
MIAA said the "terminal fee" they collected is used for the airport operations and maintenance broken down as follows; ₱390 for maintenance and upkeep, ₱100 to the national treasury and ₱60 for aviation security. Security Development Charge of ₱200 has been removed after collection of the said fee expired.
International Terminal Fee integration is made applicable to departures from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, and Clark International Airport. Airports except Kalibo and Iloilo airports which will be covered by a separate regulation later.
Terminal fee for domestic flights was already incorporated in domestic airline tickets since August 2012.