Delta + four major airlines move to NAIA 3
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Good news for Delta Airlines travelers to and from Manila, Philippines: they’re moving to NAIA Terminal 3 beginning July 31, 2014 for arrivals and August 1st for departures.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Emirates, Singapore Air and Cathay Pacific will also be transferring to Terminal 3 by the middle to end of August. (Source)
NAIA Terminal 3 promises larger departure and immigration halls, a smoother walk between the airport entrance and gates, more seating areas, less congestion at security, and more shopping and dining options.

Airport Reflection
Photo: Dexter Baldon

Take note:
If you need to transfer between Terminal (T1) and Terminal (T3), allow at least 1½ hours to transfer between terminals.
An airport shuttle is available between terminals. The shuttle departs every 30-45 minutes, and the ride to T3 takes approximately 30 minutes.
Taxi service is also available between terminals. Taxis are located curbside at the T1 departure level, and the ride to T3 takes approximately 30-90 minutes.
Proceeding through the security checkpoint at T3 takes approximately 30 minutes.
BusinessElite® travellers may access Pacific Club in Manila,located on the L1 Mezzanine level. (Source)

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Terminal 3 is a definite improvement. I’ve been using it for many years now because Cebu Pacific has more convenient flight schedules going to the provinces, especially when I’m flying in from abroad. I’m glad that Cathy Pacific is finally relocating to Terminal 3. This will save me the hassle and time transferring from T1 to T3; I hated the whole transfer process. Let us hope that the government can maintain this newer airport ( even though it is already 12 years old).



Another thing people tend to miss when at terminal 3 is the food court / shopping center at the 3rd level. It actually has a Wendy’s, CBTL, etc.



A word of caution though, the buses (shuttle) that take people from one terminal to another can take forever. I once missed my flight at Terminal 3, bought another ticket for a later flight in Terminal 2. My mistake was to leave my car at the parking lot and took the bus/shuttle to Terminal 3. I almost missed my new flight! I had to literally run from the apron all the way to the boarding gates. I almost had a heart attack.