NAIA ranks 15th among top 50 most internationally connected airports


The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has ranked 15th among the top 50 most internationally connected airports in the world, according to the 2023 Megahubs Index by OAG, a leading provider of digital flight information, intelligence, and analytics for airports.

NAIA also ranked 3rd in the top 25 low-cost carrier airport megahubs and 6th among the top international megahubs in the Asia Pacific region.

The flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, emerged as the dominant air carrier at NAIA with a 32% share of flights.

Currently, NAIA hosts 40 international carriers serving 58 international destinations. The latest additions to NAIA’s roster in 2023 are ZIPAIR, which launched its first flight between Manila and Narita last July, and Air China, which now directly connects Tianfu Chengdu to NAIA.

NAIA is also the home of Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier (LCC), which will be launching flights to Da Nang, a new destination from Manila, beginning December 7th.

“We are pleased that MNL is able to ride the momentum brought about by the strong and consistent travel rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the LCC penetration in our region,” Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Officer-in-Charge Bryan Co said.

“NAIA being the country’s main gateway makes it incumbent upon us, as the airport authority, to expand the destinations Filipinos, as well as our guests, can fly to and from MNL,” added Co.

HK Express is set to launch its inaugural flight between Manila and Hong Kong on October 13th, while United Airlines is scheduled to launch nonstop flights connecting Manila with San Francisco starting October 30th.

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