Just after All Nippon Airways launched its new Manila-Narita service, flying of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (see news), comes the report that Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways will also base themselves there.
Jose Honrado, the airport’s general manager, told local media that the two carriers would be operating from T3 by the end of this year.
The development has been welcomed by tourism leaders, including the country’s tourism secretary, Alberto Lim, who said their goal was to attract six million visitors by 2016. The target, however, has been regarded by critics as a low figure, given the archipelago’s wealth of natural attractions and highly hospitable people.
For more on T3, visit www.miaa.gov.ph
Margie T Logarta