Tuesday, July 29, 2008

NAIA 3 Ready to Open for International Flights


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.

12 comments:

Lawstude said...

can't wait to see it. probably september.

travelphilippines said...

sa wakasssssss

the donG said...

yihaa! ako din sa spetember makakapasok na ako dyan!

The Islander said...

good that they make use of the deteriorating NAIA 3. sayang naman ang ginastos kahit pa ba kinurakot lang ang majority of the funds.

the donG said...

ako din. september din. yihaa!

kegler747 said...

To all: I'm also excited to see it this month. This is a very important infrastructure to improve our tourism industry. Sa wakas!

opinionatedbanana said...

tell me if it's all worth it. How come it wasn't included in the best airports list if it's all that..nyahaha! But it is really a BIG improvement.

ALiNe said...

Sana all our airport are linked together which is i think impossible...

dyosa said...

FINALLY!

kegler747 said...

@ opinionated banana: Maybe after 4 years of continuous improvements then it will be included among the world's best.

kegler747 said...

@ aline: I think the government should provide a "reliable" transport options between the terminals. A subway or a monorail is out of the question. I think people would not mind riding in a bus if it is on time.

kegler747 said...

@ dyosa: Haha! tama ka :)