Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Ninoy Aquino) or NAIA (IATA: MNL, ICAO: RPLL),
also known as Manila International Airport is one of the two international airports serving the Metro Manila Area and is the main
international gateway to the Philippines.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport is located along the border between Pasay City and Parañaque City in Metro Manila. It is about
7 kilometers (4 miles) south of the country's capital Manila, and southwest of Makati City's Central Business District.
There are 4 terminals:
- Terminal 1: NAIA Terminal - International flights, non-Philippine Airlines
- Terminal 2: Centennial Terminal - All Philippine Airlines flights only (North wing International, South wing Domestic)
- Terminal 3: NAIA International Terminal - International flights (Air Philippines, Cebu Pacific, PAL Express)
- Domestic Terminal - All domestic flights other than Philippine Airlines
Officially, NAIA is the only airport serving the Manila area. However, in practice, both NAIA and Clark International
Airport, located in the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga serve the Manila area, with Clark catering mostly to low-cost
carriers that avail themselves of the lower landing fees than those charged at NAIA. In the long term Clark is set to replace
NAIA as the primary airport of the Philippines. In 2009 the airport saw growth of 11.4% to 24.1 million passengers. In 2010,
NAIA carried 27.1 million passengers, making it to the top 50 of the world's busiest airports by passenger traffic. In 2011,
all terminals at NAIA handled a record breaking annual passenger traffic of 29,552,264 making it as one of the busiest airports
in Asia and in 2012, NAIA also became the 34th busiest airport in the world, passenger volume increased to about 8%
to a total of 32.1 million passengers.