NAIA fees hike expected by end-2024

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NAIA fees hike expected by end-2024
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  • The Ninoy Aquino International Airport service fees hike is expected to take effect by end 2024
  • Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista said landing and takeoff fees may be increased this year while passenger service charges will be hiked by 2025
  • The charges may begin going up right after the operations and maintenance of the airport is handed over to the private sector
  • New NAIA Infrastructure Corp. is set to take over operations of NAIA by September 14
  • The rate hikes will cover investments that will be made by NNIC
  • Changes in charges will be formalized in an administrative order formulated by the Manila International Airport Authority

Higher service fees at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) are expected to take effect by end-2024, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said.

Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista confirmed that landing and takeoff fees may be hiked this year, while passenger service charges will be increased by 2025.

He said the fee hike in the country’s main gateway may begin going up after the operations and maintenance of the airport are handed over to the private sector.

New NAIA Infrastructure Corp. (NNIC), which won the P170.6-billion concession to operate NAIA in February, will take over NAIA operations on September 14.

The rate hikes will cover investments that will be made by NNIC.

NNIC is the special purpose company formed by the winning bidder of the 15-year concession agreement for the NAIA rehabilitation project—SMC SAP & Company Consortium, which is composed of San Miguel Holdings Corp., RMM Asian Logistics, Inc.; RLW Aviation Development Inc., and Incheon International Airport Corp.

The changes in NAIA fees will be formalized in an administrative order formulated by airport regulator Manila International Airport Authority. Meanwhile, the AO is under review by a committee made up of seven members led by the DoTr.

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