National flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) and budget airline Cebu Pacific have integrated the P550 terminal fee at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) into airline tickets starting today.
PAL issued an advisory informing all passengers that passenger terminal fees for international flights – also called the International Passenger Service Charge (IPSC) – would be part of the ticket cost starting Feb. 1 in compliance with the directive of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA).
“This move is being carried out by PAL in compliance with the memorandum of agreement signed between MIAA and airline companies operating in the country,” the airline said.
According to PAL, the integration of terminal fees with the ticket cost would streamline pre-flight procedures for the convenience of passengers.
The integration of terminal fees of domestic flights into the total ticket cost began in 2013.
Cebu Pacific, on the other hand, said in a separate advisory that the new policy will apply to passengers who will book international flights from Manila or transiting Manila starting today.
Passengers who booked international flights before Feb. 1 will still need to pay the terminal fee at designated counters.
The IPSC integration was supposed to take effect Jan. 15 but airlines sought its deferral due to the operational concerns for the visit of Pope Francis from Jan. 15 to 19.

 

Source: https://ph.news.yahoo.com

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