Ninoy Aquino Airport is located about 13 km from downtown Manila and is the main gateway to the Philippines. The name of the airport is very often abbreviated to the 4 letters NAIA.
Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have their main offices here.
Due to the long lines at check-in and security, arrive at the airport at least 3.5 hours before an international flight and 2 hours before a domestic flight.
Manila airport is notorious for its poor organisation and confusion when transferring between terminals. However, service is constantly improving and, especially if Manila Airport is your destination and not a transfer airport, you will not feel any significant difference from other airports around the world.
Manila Airport is a huge hub with extremely busy domestic connections and very frequent flights to nearby Asian countries.
There are also direct flights from Manila to Australia, the USA, Europe and the Middle East.
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