Philippines slashes Manila’s international terminal fee
All international tourists travelling via Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila, starting February 1, departing international passengers at the NAIA will have to pay only PHP 550 instead of the usual PHP 750 terminal fee.
Connie Bungag, Media Affairs Chief, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) confirmed that the reduced fee would be implemented as the Security Development Charge Program (SDCP) has come to an end.
The 5-year programme, SDCP which started in 2007, increased the terminal fee to PHP 750 per passenger bound for destinations abroad. Moreover, as per MIAA General Manager, Jose Angel Honrado, PHP 200 security fee was only implemented in the Manila airport.
Generating about PHP 700 million annually, the programme funded the acquisition of surveillance cameras and brand new X-ray machines that can detect drugs, bomb or explosives and other organic materials. However, SDCP did not apply to Oerseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).