NAIA opens doors to regular white taxis starting July 18
( - July 15, 2016 - 8:26pm
MANILA, Philippines (Philippines News Agency) — The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be opening its doors to regular white taxis starting July 18 to avoid long lines at the arrival curbside taxi bays by providing passengers with more modes of transportation.
Newly installed Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Eddie Villanueva Monreal said that this would be one of the immediate changes done in the airport.
Monreal said that projects in revitalizing the NAIA would revolve around service, safety and security, and decongestion of the four terminals.
“These three ultimately redound to public convenience which must be the airport’s primary concern,” Monreal said.
The MIAA chief said that the NAIA did not have enough accredited taxis and vehicles-for-hire to take thousands of domestic and international passenger arriving daily.
He, meanwhile, said that the previous MIAA management was on the right track when it introduced accredited buses and allowed app-based hailing services at the NAIA.
At present, MIAA is still ironing out details, particularly in terms of ensuring passenger safety, before going full blast with allowing white taxis to pick up passengers from the NAIA terminals.
He warned drivers that regular taxis must strictly adhere to rules that the MIAA would impose.
MIAA plans to add more personnel, particularly from the Airport Police Department, in all the security screening checkpoints at the NAIA terminals and reduce queuing of passengers for safety and security.
It was earlier mentioned that regular taxis would be available starting July 13 but MIAA clarified that it will begin much later on July 18.

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