As the primary gateway to all of the islands in the Philippines, it is no wonder why the Manila International Airport has become one of the busiest not just in Asia, but in other parts of the world as well. Welcoming millions of visitors coming from all parts of the world, all four terminals have to be equipped with the facilities for passengers who are arriving and leaving the airport.
Depending on the time of day that you will arrive in Manila, it will take you anywhere from as short as thirty minutes, to as long as two hours to travel even at a short distance from the airport because of the heavy traffic. This is especially true if you will arrive during the peak hours. This means that you should not expect to get to your hotel immediately upon arrival. Otherwise, choose a hotel that is near the location of the airport terminal where your plane will be landing.
To learn more about the Manila International Airport, here is a list of the airlines which are served by the airport:
Some of these airline companies are from the Philippines including the flag carrier which is PAL or Philippine Airlines. There’s also the locally-owned and operated Cebu Pacific, as well as other Philippines-based airlines which operate domestically like Airphil Express, Zest Airways and SeaAir. Whether it’s a local or international flight that you are booking to the Manila, it pays to get your airline tickets in advance. Doing so will give you significant discounts in terms of airfare.
If you are from a foreign country, you may have to take domestic flights to get from one island to another. For example, those who are staying in Manila can take vacations at Cebu, Aklan where the famous Boracay beaches are, or Davao where fun festivities are held. To get to these islands, you would have to book domestic flights, which are plentiful because even the locals explore one island after another.
Aside from passenger flights, cargo airlines also come in and out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport including: Air Hong Kong, Asiana Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, EVA Air Cargo, FedEx Express, Korean Air Cargo, MASKargo, Shenzhen Donghai Airlines, Transmile Air Services, ULS Airlines Cargo and Yangtze River Express.
To check on the status of live flight arrivals at the Manila Airport, you may visit: http://www.flightstats.com/. You can also check http://www.miaa.gov.ph for more information about the arrival facilities at the airports in Manila.