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Abandoned shoes at NAIA found with P10M heroin

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The discovery is made as airport personnel sort through unclaimed items left behind by passengers

BUSTED. Airport personnel cut through the sole of a shoe later found with heroin. Photo courtesy of the Manila International Airport Authority

US citizen with grenade, knife nabbed at NAIA 1

May 28, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Philippine airport authorities discover the explosive device and the weapon in the backpack of an American citizen bound for Taiwan

NABBED. Airport authorities escort US citizen Cipiriano de Guzman, who was found with a grenade and a knife during a security check at the NAIA 1 on May 28, 2015. Photo by MIAA

Airlines passenger volume down during Holy Week

Apr 06, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Chedeng spoils most vacation plans thus pulling the passenger volume down to 19 from Holy Week last year

President Benigno S. Aquino III personally inspects the operations and security set-up at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in Pasay City on Wednesday (April 01, 2015). The President wanted to make sure that all security preparations were in place to ensure safe travel during the Holy Week. Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino says 'worst airport' now looking much better

Apr 01, 2015 - 6:37 PM

‘It’s like I have entered a completely different airport ’ President Benigno Aquino III tells reporters as he inspects the 34 year old NAIA 1 which is undergoing rehabilitation

President Benigno S. Aquino III inspects the operations and security set-up at the Departure Area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay City on Wednesday (April 01, 2015). The President wanted to make sure that all security preparations were in place to ensure safe travel during the Holy Week. Photo by Gil Nartea Supera/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Manila flight

Mar 30, 2015 - 8:35 PM

UPDATED The direct route will fly thrice a week to Manila and is eyed to serve businessmen tourists and transit passengers

New toilets, cooler aircon system at NAIA by December

Aug 22, 2014 - 2:13 PM

The P32 6 million project is expected to bring comfort to passengers and remove NAIA from the ranks of the world s worst airports

DOTC eyes interconnecting NAIA terminals 1 and 2

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The agency has to first address various issues in its plan to expand and improve the congested airport

EXPANSION. The government is aiming at interconnecting terminals 1 and 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), apart from building a NAIA terminal 5. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

NAIA 3 fully operational by July 31, says DOTC

Jul 24, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Five foreign airlines are set to transfer with the rehabilitation and retrofitting of the terminal now 85 complete

NEARLY COMPLETED. About 85% of the ongoing retrofitting and rehabilitation of the NAIA Terminal 3 is done and that full operations will be back on Thursday, July 31. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

5 foreign airlines to operate in NAIA 3 by August

May 04, 2014 - 6:23 PM

The NAIA 3 rehabilitation project is part of a plan to decongest NAIA 1 bringing it to its original passenger capacity of about 4 million

Graphic by Renz Bautista/ Rappler

Aquino apologizes over 'world's worst airport'

Apr 16, 2014 - 9:43 PM

During a visit to NAIA 1 which is used by foreign airlines the President says that due to strict procurement rules the replacement for the airport s broken airconditioners will be delivered in August yet

Dignitaries lounge to be built in NAIA 3 for APEC summit

Apr 05, 2014 - 7:27 PM

The government plans to spend P10 32 million on the project

SPECIAL LOUNGE. The government will spend P10.32 million to build a lounge for dignitaries in NAIA 3 in time for the APEC summit in 2015. File Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Gov't to travelers on NAIA rehab: Be patient

Jan 23, 2014 - 8:33 PM

The government asks airline passengers for understanding as it closes portions of NAIA Terminal 1 for renovation

ROADMAP. The Transportation department is preparing an airport roadmap that will involve the construction of a new international airport that will serve Manila. File photo by EPA

DOTC taps consultant for NAIA 1 renovation

Nov 13, 2013 - 11:33 AM

The lowest bidder for the consultancy contract is TCGI Engineers

CONSULTANCY WORKS. DOTC asks the consultant for the beautification of the country's main gateway to start work. File photo by EPA

Partial closure of NAIA 1 when rehab begins

Nov 04, 2013 - 5:55 PM

Portions of the old and congested airport terminal will be shut down to give way to rehab works starting December according to transportation chief Joseph Abaya

PARTIAL SHUTDOWN. Portions of NAIA Terminal 1 will closed for operations due to rehab work. File photo by EPA

NAIA-1 renovation to start December

Oct 21, 2013 - 9:12 PM

Construction for the upgrade and improvement of the world s worst airport will start on December 1

BEAUTIFICATION. Efforts to improve the country's main gateway will be complete in 2014. File photo by EPA

NAIA-1 rated world's worst airport again

Oct 17, 2013 - 5:35 PM

Two years since NAIA 1 was first named as one of world s worst airports efforts to address passenger complaints are not yet complete

WORLD'S WORST. NAIA Terminal 1 topped anew a travel site's list of worst airports globally. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia site

San Miguel to start building NAIA Expressway in January

Jul 09, 2013 - 5:31 PM

The government and diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp ink the concession agreement on the NAIA Expressway road project which is slated to start the main construction work in January 2014

Rivals to partners: Cobonpue, Locsin to make over NAIA-1

Jun 26, 2013 - 7:34 PM

Internationally acclaimed creative groups are coming together to improve how one of the world s worst and busiest airport buildings will look and feel

MAKE OVER. The look and feel of the NAIA Terminal 1 will be in the hands of some of the best creative groups in the country. Photo by AFP

'The Terminal,' PH version: Man stuck in NAIA 1 since December

Jan 10, 2013 - 8:42 AM

British citizen Gary Peter Austin a 52 year old former horse jockey from England has been marooned at the NAIA terminal 1 departure lounge for the last 22 days

NAIA'S VICTOR NAGORSKI. Like the main character in the film "The Terminal," this man, British citizen Gary Peter Austin, is stuck in an airport terminal. Photo by Adrian Portugal.

NAIA-1 rehab, facelift works complete by 2014 - Abaya

Oct 22, 2012 - 8:26 PM

The government pushed back the deadline to complete the structural and beautification works on Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 NAIA 1 considered the world s worst airport

DOTC, Takenaka seal crucial deal to make NAIA-3 fully operational

Mar 12, 2012 - 6:16 PM

The full operation of the NAIA 3 and the transfer of some international airlines operating at NAIA 1 seem to finally about to come true

DOTC, Takenaka seal USD 45-M deal to fully operate NAIA-3

Mar 12, 2012 - 5:14 PM

The full operation of the NAIA 3 and the transfer of some international airlines operating at NAIA 1 seems to finally be coming true

NAIA-1 rehab, facelift complete by mid-2013

Feb 06, 2012 - 6:38 PM

Five companies are joining the bid to complete the P1 16 billion worth structural and beautification works on the world s worst airport

NAIA 1: 2nd worst airport

Jan 17, 2012 - 10:44 AM

NAIA ranked number 2 worst terminal by travel site Frommer s

WORST AIRPORT. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila tagged by online voters as one of worst airports in world

First in years: govt spending on sched

Jan 02, 2012 - 6:20 PM

Abad said government has learned its lesson from the past year

Too early to put NAIA-1 in private hands, Malacanang says

Dec 07, 2011 - 8:00 AM

MANILA Philippines The world s worst airport terminal will have to remain government owned Malacanang has yet to decide if the airport in Clark in Pampanga will become the main not just the alternative gateway

What's the real score in the NAIA-1 project?

Dec 04, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Renowned Filipino designers Kenneth Cobunpue Royal Pineda and Budji Layug were snubbed when their design for a new Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 was reportedly shelved