NAIA Terminal 3 Now Open

At last, after six years of dispute following its supposed opening in 2002, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 officially opened to public. Cebu Pacific flights from Manila to Boracay (Caticlan), Laoag, Naga, San Jose (Mindoro), and Tuguegarao took off from the newly-opened terminal Tuesday, July 22.

NAIA 3 initially accommodates five flights of Cebu Pacific for the day and will start accommodating other local airlines such as Air Philippines and Philippine Airlines (PAL) Express starting July 24.

Seated on a 63.5-hectare of Villamor Air Base, the terminal is the largest and most advanced airport in the country, capable of servicing 33,000 passengers daily at peak or 6,000 passengers per hour. The airport building has a floor area of 182,500 square meters spanning to a length of 1.2 kilometers. It has a 4-level shopping mall that connects the terminal and parking buildings. The parking building has a capacity of 2,000 cars while the outdoor parking area has a capacity of 1,200 cars.

The opening of the airport will help solve the problem of old and crowded airports by accommodating the growing number of air traffic passengers to and from Manila. It can be recalled that the NAIA-3 project was awarded by the government to PIATCO in 1996, construction started in 1997. The 2002 opening was delayed after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared that the government would not honor its contract with PIATCO after allegedly having been anomalous in certain important aspects. The Supreme Court ruled in the government’s favor but said the projects proponents have to be compensated. As negotiations dragged on, the government took over NAIA-3 in December 2004.


  1. Oh_hon

    is there an overnight parking at NAIA Terminal 3? How much would it cost for 3 days and 2 nights? thanks.

  2. imelda


  3. emerson delos santos


    1. Hi emerson, yes you can. The overnight parking rate as of 2009 was P50.00 per night, I am not sure if that is still the current rate.

      1. lynn

        can we leave our car at the T3 parking lot for 3 days and how much would it cost?

  4. hennie

    hi sir \madam
    Greetings! ask ko po sana kong pano po kaya kami makasali sa naia van hire service mb100 po yong van ko at 2001 model.ano po ba requirements.pls.advise kc po need me na makapagservice kasi po may monhtly amortization po kami.3 months palang nmin nailalabas sa casa salamat po sa tugon nyo.God Bless po!

  5. kareen

    hi! just want to ask if there are still available jobs for a vocational graduate at naia terminal 3? Tnx

  6. sha

    helo po!tanong ko lang po kung anu po mgandang sakyan from terminal 3 to NIA?sabi po may shuttle bus dw po papuntang NIA?thanks po and God bless!

    The shuttle buses from NAIA 3 go directly to Baclaran/MRT. But there are vans going to Terminal 2 and 1.

  7. Ann Panes

    Hi, i would like to ask how much is the rental per day in park n fly? my family are planning to go to davao for 5 days and we are looking for alternative way if it safe to leave the car in T3 for 5 days or rent park and fly? please give me advice…thanks

    Hi, as far as I know, its around P300+ per day as of July 2009

  8. Iver

    hi there!pls help me if how could i get to NAIA Terminal 2?is there are transpo going there if i were in NAIA Terminal 3?thanks

    The most convenient way is to hire a taxi to NAIA2, that would cost less than P100.00; or catch the Free Airport Shuttle service that would pass in T2; or commute via jeepney/van from T3 to T2.

    To commute via jeepney/van from T3 to T2, ride the van or jeep bound to Baclaran, drop off at Mc Donalds Quirino Ave., where jeepneys with MIA signboards queue, these jeeps will pass in T2.

  9. Noel M.

    T3 has open parking areas where you can leave your car for many days/nights. However, I want covered parking for a reasonable fee, unlike Park & Fly at P250/day plus your car’s key must be left to them.

    I hope someone could post a covered parking alternative near T3.


    Thanks for the info Noel. Anyway, as far as I know, the nearest covered parking in T3 is still Park and Fly. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I find other alternative.

  10. i want to inquire if you could provide an overnight parking and for how many days and if there is a shuttle bringing us to terminal 2 and going back. how much per day.we are leaving on the 14th of this month and be back on the 19th via pal for hongkong and we are 4

    Sorry Veronica, this site is not in any way connected to NAIA or any parking establishments. There are open parking in Terminal 2 though, they allow overnight parking or you may park your car in Park and Fly.

  11. nelson c

    im glad bukas na ang terminal 3 kailan ba magbubukas ang ibang intl airline? hope paguwi namin ng pinas ng family ko ay sa new terminal na ang daan namin,,,im sick of the old terminal at sana mawala na rin yung mga immigration officer na nangingikil

  12. Mike F.

    I mean, can I park my car overnight in T3? Will leave it there for 3d/2N…

    Yes you can. For a fee of course.

  13. Mike F.

    can I park my car in T3?

  14. keu

    open na po ba yung mall sa T3?

    Not yet… I think when the international carriers start moving to T3, saka pa lang mag oopen din yung mall… Hay… I miss HKIA and Changi, hehehe!

  15. niks_crasher

    Gud am po, asko ko lang po kung magkano yung fare sa taxi from naia terminal 1 to novaliches?Uwi po me dyan eh. thanks

    Sorry, I haven’t tried a taxi ride from T1 to Novaliches, primarily because I don’t live there. I hope those readers who have experienced it share it here. One thing is for sure though, it will cost you a lot, lalo na kung airport taxi ang masakyan mo.

  16. jubs

    Friends, any cheap overnight (or 2, or 3 nights) parking options near/at T3? Thanks!

    I’m not sure if there are any in T3 area, parang wala akong nakikita, all I know is the parking area near the Old Domestic Airport (former Ding Velayo), which is just a 5-10 minute jeep or taxi ride from T3 and the Park & Fly which is near T2.

  17. she

    mga tsongs, alam nyo ba magkano taxi fare from T1 to T3? may friend kc akong galing US and she wants to try T3…

    depends on the traffic, from terminal 1 kasi dadaan ng old domestic which is medyo traffic minsan then to Nichols for terminal 3, more or less P80.00 cguro, but it will not be more than P100.00

  18. […] and Lakwatsero are jubilant over the opening of the largest and most advanced airport terminal in the Philippines. […]

  19. Hay, todo reklamo nga ako sa erpats ko dun sa Terminal 2 ng PAL kasi super sikip. Or nasisikipan lang ako. Tsaka yung mga carousels ang konti.


    baka nasanay ka lang sa mga airposts and carousels sa isteyst! hahaha!

  20. Sa wakas this took painfully long. Nawawala tuloy kumpiyansa ko sa Pagcor City.

    kaya nga eh! pero hopefully eh masimulan at maisakatuparan na, since madami namang funds ang pagcor.

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