Terminal 4 hosts domestic flights

Airport authorities have made the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 an all-domestic terminal, completing on the transfer of international and jetliner flights to the bigger terminal Terminal 3.

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado said the reactivation of the secondary runway 13/31 facilitated the relocation of Air Asia Zest international flights as well as 24 Cebu Pacific Air-Tiger (CEB-Go) Airways flights to NAIA Terminal 3.

About 20 Cebu Pacific turbo propeller or small aircraft, on flights mostly to Caticlan, Busuanga, Laoag, and Naga, were transferred from the NAIA Terminal 3 to the now all-domestic Terminal 4.

Mr. Honrado said the movement of flights would maximise the use of runway 13/31 and ease aircraft traffic at the NAIA. “Flight movements can now take place concurrently on both runways,” he said.

The 400-hectare NAIA has two perpendicular runways: primary runway 06/24; and 13/31, which used to be a secondary runway. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has been asking the MIAA to convert NAIA’s 13/31 into an active runway.

As a result of the transfer, Air Asia flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Shanghai, China are now at the NAIA terminal 3. CEB-Go jet liners transferred from NAIA terminal 4 to Terminal 3 include flights to the cities of Bacolod, Butuan, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Tacloban, and Tagbilaran.

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