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Last updated : Nov 2009
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport
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Ninoy Aquino International Airport,
Pascay City 1300, Manila, Philippines

 Location The airport is located 7 kilometres or 4 miles south of the city centre (Metro Manila)
 Country code 63
 Airport code MNL
 Telephone (02) 833 5998
 Fax (0)2 833 1180
Time Zone

GMT + 8 Hours

Number of Terminals


Airport News

Close to the old terminal is the new Centennial Terminal II, serving as the international and domestic hub for the national carrier, Philippine Airlines. It also serves a number of major airlines and charter flights from Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other regional centres. Philippine Airlines flies to 26 cities in 19 countries and has flights to and from 43 domestic destinations. Other domestic carriers are Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific. International airlines serving the Philippines include Canadian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways.

Transfer Between Terminals

A Jeepney operates between the terminals for a small fare. All Philippine Airline flights operate from Centennial Terminal 2.

Driving Directions

From Metro Manila take the South Superhighway to the airport.

Car Parking

Car parks are available in front of the International Passenger Terminal (parking A, B and C) and in front of Centennial Terminal 2.

Car Hire

Avis, Budget and Hertz have car hire services at the airport.

Public Transport

Air: Charter flights can be arranged at the airport for travel to the islands within the country.

Road: Drive time to the city centre, Metro Manila, can vary subject to the time of day. This could probably range from 30 minutes (at best) up to 2 hours during peak times.

Taxi: There are yellow metered taxis which should be booked at one of the taxi stands prior to leaving the airport. Complimentary hotel transportation can be arranged at the airport's hotel reservations desks. Flagging a taxi on the roadside outside the airport can be very expensive and dangerous. Only take a taxi with a Department of Tourism (DOT) accreditation.

Bus: An airport bus operates to the city centre (Metro Manila) and takes approximately 45 minutes. An inexpensive and regular Metrobus which takes about 60 to 90 minutes, also operates to the city centre. For transportation to Cubao, Makati, Quezon City or any other destinations along Manila's ring road, buses can be caught outside the airport on the main road. They depart every 15 minutes between 5.00 am and 11.00 pm. These buses are behind the car park and under the flyover to the right. They also make stops outside the Domestic Terminal.

Jeepney: Are privately-owned and operate from and to Baclaran where there is a metro rail terminal along Quirino Avenue to complete the journey to the city. The metro rail runs to Pedro Gil station in Malate or United Nations Avenue in Ermita between 5.30 am and 10.30 pm daily.

Information and Help Desks

Information desks are open 24 hours and tourist counters can be found in the Arrivals hall.

Airport Facilities

Airport facilities include a post office (open Monday to Sunday 8.00 am to 11.00 pm) and banks. All banks provide a bureau de change service during flight operations. They are located in both the Arrivals and Departures halls.

Eating and drinking

There are numerous bars and restaurants.


Duty-free shops are available.

Other facilities

A left-luggage room, porters, massage, baby-changing facilities, 24-hour medical centre and pharmacy.

Conference and Business Facilities

A business centre, Internet access, computer rental, fax service, telephone and executive lounge can all be found at the airport.

Handicapped Facilities

The airport is wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchairs can be requested from the airline ground staff. The airport is improving its facilities for those passengers with hearing disabilities and those visually-impaired.

Airport Hotels

The only airport hotel is located 2 kilometres or 1 mile from the terminal. Hotels in Manila include the Best Western La Corona, Hyatt Regency Manila, and Heritage Hotel Manila. Discounted reservations can be made through DirectRooms.com
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