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Delta Air moving to NAIA 3 August

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Delta Airlines will only be the second foreign carrier to operate out of NAIA 3

MOVING IN. Delta Air Lines will begin operating out of NAIA 3 on August 1. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

MANILA, Philippines – US-based Delta Air Lines will operate out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA 3) starting August.

Delta said in a statement on Tuesday, March 25, that effective August 1, all of its flights will depart and arrive at NAIA 3.

Delta operates non-stop flights from Manila to Tokyo-Narita airport and to Nagoya-Centrair airport in Japan.

Delta’s announcement comes a few weeks after Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya urged foreign airlines to relocate from NAIA 1 to NAIA 3 once the latter is completed in July. (READ: DOTC urges foreign airlines to use NAIA 3)

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) was earlier reported to be in discussions with several foreign airlines to move their operations to NAIA 3.

Rehabilitation works on NAIA began in late 2013, including changes to baggage handling, flight information displays, computer terminals, gate coordination, and fire protection systems.

So far, the only foreign carrier operating out of NAIA 3 is Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), starting 2011. –

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