HAPPENING NOW: Manila’s NAIA Terminal 3 resumes service to international flights

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NAIA Terminal 3 resumes international flight
Eight international airlines resume service at NAIA Terminal 3. Photo from NAIA Terminal 3 Facebook page.

Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 has resumed international flight operations on Wednesday.

NAIA Terminal 3 reopened its gates to international flights beginning July 8, 2020, at 12:01AM, announced the Manila International Airport Authority.

The reopening of NAIA Terminal 3 to international flights is seen to help with the speedy return of OFWs to the Philippines.

The Department of Foreign Affairs had earlier announced that 31 countries have reopened their borders to travelers from the Philippines.

The Philippines has also opened Asia’s first Green Lane for seafarers’ free movement across borders while maritime groups called for the resumption of international flights across the world to assist the seafarers’ need to return home.

The following airlines at the NAIA Terminal 3 which were relocated to Terminal 1 last March following closure due to travel restrictions are back at Terminal 3 for arrivals and departures:

  • Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • Air Asia Berhad (AK)
  • Cathay Pacific (CX)
  • Emirates (EK)
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM)
  • Qatar Airways (QR)
  • Singapore Airlines (SQ)
  • Turkish Airlines (TK)

NAIA Terminal 2 continues to service international arrival flights of Philippine Airlines while departures operate from NAIA Terminal 1.

Airlines assigned in NAIA Terminal 1 shall remain in Terminal 1.

These airlines are Air China (CA), Air Niugini (PX), Asiana Airlines (OZ), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern (MU), China Southern (CZ), Etihad Airways (EY), Eva Air (BR), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Gulf Air (GF), Hong Kong Airlines, Japan Airlines (JL), Jeju Air (7C), Jetstar Asia (3K, )Jetstar Japan (GK), Korean Airlines (KE), Kuwait Airways (KU), Malaysian Airlines (MH), Oman Air (WY), Royal Brunei Airlines (BI), Saudia Airlines (SV), Scoot (TR), Thai Airways (TG) and Xiamen Air. Some foreign carriers operating in Manila also service repatriation flights.

On current domestic operations, Cebu Pacific (5J), Cebgo (DG), Philippines Air Asia (Z2) and Air Swift (flights operate to and from NAIA Terminal 3 while Philippine Airlines (PR) and PAL Express (2P) operate to and from NAIA Terminal 2. These airlines also operate sweeper flights.

The public is advised to constantly check airline websites for announcements. For further assistance, inquiries may be directed to the MIAA FB page (@MIAAGovPh) or send their message to 0917-8396242 or 0918-8396242 or call the MIAA voice hotline at 8877-1111.

SEND WELL WISHES to OFWs who will now have passage through the NAIA Terminal 3 on their way back home.

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