COVID-19 ALERT 09 |  Philippines : Manila International Airport Authority - Airport Advisory

27 March 2020



All flights will operate at NAIA Terminal 1 starting March 28. NAIA Terminal 2 & 3 will be closed for commercial operations.    


The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced Thursday the streamlining of its operations by concentrating remaining flights in one terminal of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).


This as “more and more air carriers suspend operations due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),“ MIAA said in an advisory.


Starting 12:01 a.m. of March 28, 2020, the following airlines will be operating to and from NAIA Terminal 1:


Gulf Air

Asiana Airlines

Eva Air

Jeju Air

Qatar Airways

Cathay Pacific

Korean Airlines

China Airlines

Japan Airlines

All Nippon Airways

Singapore Airlines

(only until 28 March 2020)

Royal Brunei

(only until 28 March 2020)


MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal made the announcement after consultation with the Airline Operators Council (AOC) and following the instructions of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade to explore ways to minimize exposure of airport workers while ensuring continuous operations in NAIA.


Flag carrier Philippine Airlines has earlier announced suspension of international flight operations starting March 26. PAL made its last flights out on March 25 of its Manila-San Francisco (PR104)  and Manila-Los Angeles (PR102). Return flights of the two routes will be on Friday, March 27, 2020 at the NAIA Terminal 1. After these arrivals, PAL will cease to operate for the meantime, according to the MIAA.


The following local and foreign airlines have ceased international flight operations:


Cebu Pacific

China Eastern

Philippine Airlines

China Southern

Air Asia

Ethiopian Airlines

Delta Airlines

JetStar Asia

United Airlines

Kuwait Airlines

Qantas Airways

Malaysian Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Saudia Airlines

Emirates Airlines

Royal Brunei Airlines


Thai Airways

Air China

Tiger Airways

Air New Guinea

Xiamen Airlines


The MIAA vowed to continue servicing sweeper flights and has designated NAIA Terminal 2 for the purpose.Sweeper flights and repatriation flights to help foreign nationals return to their home countries, are jointly undertaken by the Department of Tourism and the Department of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the embassies.


Hereunder are some useful links for more information on travel restrictions in other countries which were updated from time to time: