Friday, May 29, 2015


Last July 31, 2014, I wrote this blog about International Airlines moving to NAIA Terminal 3.  Since it had almost been a year since the implementation of the move, I sort of thought that many people would already know about this.

This April 2015, I finally took the KLM flight to Brussels, Belgium and I did come through NAIA Terminal 3!

And since I knew that I would take NAIA Terminal 3, I made sure that when I came back, I booked the Cebu Pacific Flight to Cebu. The PAL flight to Cebu is through NAIA Terminal 2 so I didn't want to take the risk of having to ride to the other terminal! 

One of the passengers who is a seaman was surprised when he heard that the plane was landing at NAIA Terminal 3! It was a year since he had been home so he wasn't updated with this change. he had to contact his family to move from NAIA Terminal 1 to Terminal 3!

Here are some scenes at NAIA Terminal 3:

I know going through this terminal is definitely more relaxing than via Terminal 1!  It is newer, more spacious and the flow also is more streamlined.

The KLM line wasn't too bad, but the line would still have been shorter if I checked-in online. 

Those on the Singapore Airline queue, however, must check in online since I saw a very, very long line... similar to the Thai Airways queue at NAIA Terminal 1. (I guess many prefer the Asian airlines!)

And the Immigration Area, definitely, also seemed to have a shorter queue!
After passing the Immigration area, there are some shops and restaurants within Terminal 3.

I decided to take a bite... there were some choices there. Here was mine!

The waiting area was a bit away  from the food area and the restroom, so soon after, I decided to take my seat at the waiting area.

The waiting area is similar to any other waiting area.

I guess I really felt more comfortable in NAIA Terminal 3. But, it would be nice to see NAIA Terminal 1 when the renovation is done!


I felt it was more relaxed and streamlined as we went through Immigration, which I presume was related to the lower number of passenger influx when we arrived at 7 p.m.

Then, I had to find my way to Departure for my domestic trip to Cebu. So from Level 1, we have to go up to Level 3 (I hope I remember this right!). Then just follow the usual process for the flight. 

So, for everyone who has an international flight, make sure you know your terminals!!!

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This is the link and the content of the previous post dated July 31, 2014:

Delta moves to NAIA 3 August 1, 2014

I saw this tarpaulin at NAIA Terminal 3 on our way back home from Manila last week.

Then, in tonight's news, I also heard that the following airlines will follow suit:
KLM by August 4, 2014

Emirates by August 15, 2014

Singapore by September 1, 2014

Cathay Pacific by September 2nd week

Here is a link related to this news:
Posted at 07/31/2014 12:02 PM | Updated as of 07/31/2014 12:59 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Two Delta Airlines flights are scheduled to arrive tonight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

Delta Airlines is the first of five foreign airlines transferring their operations to NAIA 3, starting August.

"Passengers of Delta Airlines flights DL 629 and DL473 with an estimated arrival time of 21:05 and 21:45, respectively, will be deplaning from Terminal 3. We are excited to welcome these passengers as they take their first step on this new Terminal," Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Jose Angel Honrado said.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is set to move to NAIA 3 on August 4, followed by Emirates Airlines on August 15.

On September 1, Singapore Airlines will also begin operating flights in and out of NAIA 3.

Cathay Pacific is also expected to transfer to NAIA 3 by second week of September.

"We thank these airlines for heeding our call to use Terminal 3 for their operations. Their cooperation plays a vital role for us to achieve our desire to decongest Terminal 1 by some 3 million passengers annually," Honrado said.

Honrado reminded relatives, friends and well-wishers of passengers arriving and departing on these airlines to take note of the transfer dates to avoid confusion.

Flight information offices of Terminals 1 and 3 may be reached at 877.1109 local 2852 or 765 and 877.7888 local 8144, respectively.

They also mentioned for those taking the shuttle bus between airports (NAIA 3 to NAIA 2) to consider at least thirty minutes time between buses and also leeway for travel time between these two places.

FYI! I hope this advisory will help you!

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