For the first time after more than 6 years beyond its controversy laden completion, the Ninoy Aquino International Aiport (NAIA) terminal 3 would be rightly called as an international gateway when Cebu Pacific will start its international operations there on the 1st of August according to the airline's website.
NAIA terminal 3 exceeds the amenities provided by the old Domestic Terminal such as: A spacious check-in area, with 28 state-of-the-art counters allocated to Cebu Pacific as compared to 22 counters at the cramped check-in section of the Domestic Terminal and 9 boarding gates, as compared from 4 at the old Domestic.
Lance Gokongwei, the airline's President and CEO, said, "Now that we will be flying both domestic and international services under one roof, we will be able to see some operational efficiencies and offer our passengers an even better product.”
Practically the new airport is 6 years old so don't expect 2008 technology within the four corners of the terminal. On the bright side it is such a relief for the traveling public that they can experience an airport with world-class facilities unlike the old terminal which already gave up on properly servicing passengers without inconveniences because of its almost "jurassic" facilities.