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Manila International Airport: The Main Gateway to the Philippines


Manila International Airport (MIA) or Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) (IATA: MNL, ICAO: RPLL), is the airport serving Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, and its surrounding metropolitan area. It is the main international gateway for travelers to the Philippines and is the hub for all local airlines in the country.

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal

Location

Manila International Airport is located along the border between the cities of Pasay and Parañaque, about seven kilometers south of Kilometre Zero, and southwest of Makati.

History

Management

It is managed by the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), a branch of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

Terminal 1

Terminal 2 (Centennial Terminal)

Terminal 3

Terminal 4 (Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal)

Terminal 4 or the Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal, also known as Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4, is an airport hosting to all domestic flights within the Philippines. The Passenger Terminal was built in 1948 and is located along the old Airport Road near the north end of Runway 13/31.

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal services flights by Philippines AirAsia, its sister airline Zest Airways, and Tigerair Philippines (formerly known as South East Asian Airlines).

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal

The first time I went here was on July 17, 2013. This was during my first flight with Tigerair Philippines when I went to Tacloban City, Leyte.

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal Exit

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal Exit

There are no jet bridges at the terminal, passengers walk to and from the aircraft or are occasionally transported by bus. There are twenty-six check-in counters. The departure hall has the seating capacity for only over 900 people at a time. Several food stores and a book and magazine stall are also available.

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal Baggage Carousel

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal Baggage Carousel

There are five baggage carousels located in the terminal whilst domestic airline offices, banks, restaurants and a grocery store are also located right beside the domestic passenger terminal.

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal Tigerair Checkin Counter

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal Tigerair Checkin Counter

How to get to Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal (Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 4)

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal

Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal

From the north, take the MRT and get off at Taft Station. Go down and find the jeepney going to Baclaran and tell the driver you’re going to Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal. The driver will drop you off at the petrol station and you need to walk at least 300 meters to reach the terminal.

From the south, take a bus to Taft Station of the MRT. Find the jeepney going to Baclaran.

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