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Manila-based AirAsia flights to Cebu and Caticlan to depart from NAIA Terminal 3 starting Dec 16

Manila-based AirAsia flights to Cebu and Caticlan to depart from NAIA Terminal 3 starting Dec 16

The operational transfer is set to decongest the smaller NAIA Terminal 4. With this, it will relax queueing and boarding significantly vis-a-vis the fast-growing holiday foot traffic

AirAsia Philippines, amid the growing holiday-driven foot traffic, has announced that its flight from Manila to Cebu and Caticlan will depart from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 from 16 December 2022. 

The transfer is expected to significantly ease the queues and passenger load at the much-smaller NAIA Terminal 4. This is where the airline operates the remainder of its domestic flights. A total of 109 combined weekly flights will be transferred to NAIA Terminal 3. The said terminal is set to be operated alongside all the international flights of AirAsia Philippines.

AirAsia Philippines Chief Executive Officer Ricky Isla said, “The exponential growth in the holiday demand this year is expected. Especially given the fact that travel restrictions today are way more relaxed compared to the previous years’. We are optimistic that by moving our busiest domestic flights to NAIA Terminal 3, we get to alleviate the travel woes of our kababayans in aspects such as queuing, waiting and boarding.”

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AirAsia Philippines’ Cebu route posted an 85 percent November load factor, while the Caticlan route achieved a high 90 percent. The airline also remains to fly to Caticlan and Cebu via other regional hubs. These are the Clark International Airport and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. 

AirAsia Philippines reminds its guests to regularly visit the airasia SuperApp. They can also look into airasia flysafe page for updates on flight schedules and travel protocols.  International passengers are also encouraged to accomplish the new eArrival Card available at before their scheduled arrival in the country.         

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