The terminal fee for international flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will be rolled back to P550 from the current P750 starting Feb. 1, the Manila International Airport Authority said.
The current P750 terminal fee started back in February 2007 when the MIAA imposed a P200 increase to fund security-related projects in the airport, said Connie Bungag, chief of the MIAA public affairs office, in an interview with Yahoo! Southeast Asia.
The five-year security development program will come to an end on Jan. 31, allowing fees to be rolled back to P550.
Bungag revealed that MIAA has collected a total of P3.9 billion during the years the program was in place.
The money funded the upgrade of CCTV cameras to include the boundaries of the airport complex, purchase of additional body scanners, fire detection systems and shoe detector machines, among others.
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