Poe supports transfer of domestic flights to NAIA T2

Poe supports transfer of domestic flights to NAIA T2

MANILA – Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday said she supports the decision of the Manila International Airport Authority on the transfer of domestic flights to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2.

The Senate chairperson of the Committee on Public Services said the move will “maximize the capacity of our airports and bring better comfort to our travelers.”

Poe also added that airport officials and airlines “should closely coordinate to ensure a seamless transition that will not disrupt flights, cause delays and inconvenience passengers.”

“Intensified information dissemination and timely assistance should be available to the public. The unfortunate incidents and mishaps especially at NAIA in the recent past have dealt our airports a black eye,” Poe said.

“We expect the new terminal assignments can be a genuine showcase of an improved, more efficient airport experience for travellers.”

It may be recalled that last Friday (24 March 2023), the MIAA announced the transfer of domestic flights to NAIA Terminal 2.

Malaysia-based low-cost airline AirAsia said it has already been notified by the MIAA about the planned transfer effective July 1 even as Philippine Airlines (PAL) spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said they were working with airport authorities for the eventual use of Terminal 2 as an all-domestic terminal.

Cebu Pacific remains as the only airline that will not be affected by the transfer as all of its flights are all scheduled at Naia Terminal 3.

Villanueva added that PAL is set to reopen flights from Clark to Caticlan and Coron by April while Cebu Pacific is set to resume flights from Iloilo to Puerto Princesa and Cagayan de Oro by June.

(Amado Inigo/MTVN)

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