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    Airport Terminal Fee/Departure Tax/Airport Users Charge

    All airports in the Philippines charge departing passengers airport tax or departure tax, most commonly called terminal fees, used by airport administrators in the upkeep of the facility, operations of the airport, aviation security and to the national government.

    Terminal Fee for international flights is PhP550.00 for all major international airports in the Philippines (will be included in airfare tickers starting October 2014) while airport tax for local flights costs from PhP10.00 to PhP200.00 (Manila, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Bacolod)

    Note: Terminal fees are sometimes called airport tax and different from travel tax, usually paid together with the plane ticket, priced at PhP1620.00 for economy seats.

    Terminal Fees for NAIA and Mactan-Cebu International Airport are now part of plane ticket fares. No need to pay at the airport.

    List of Airport Terminal Fees for budgetary purposes and trip planning:

    UPDATED June 2014

    Manila International Airport, now called Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), includes NAIA Terminal 1, NAIA Terminal 2 (also called Centennial Terminal), NAIA Terminal 3 and Manila Domestic Terminal (Domestic Aiport): PhP550.00 for international flights and PhP200 for local flight destinations.

    Cebu Airport terminal Fee: PhP550.00 (International) PhP200.00 (domestic departure fee now part of plane ticket fare))
    Mactan Cebu International Airport
    Terminal fee for domestic flights now included in airline ticket fare

    Davao International Airport (DIA)
    Davao Airport Terminal Fee: PhP550.00
    PhP200.00 for domestic destinations

    Clark Airport Terminal Fee: PhP550.00 (International) PhP200.00 local destinations
    Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) gateway to Angeles City, Pampanga

    Bacolod Airport Terminal Fee: PhP200.00
    (Bacolod Silay International Airport)

    Iloilo Airport Terminal Fee PhP200.00
    (Iloilo International Airport)

    Caticlan Airport Terminal Fee: PhP200.00
    Boracay Airport

    Laguindingan Aiport Terminal Fee: PhP200.00 (domestic), PhP700.00 International
    this replaces Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro

    Kalibo Airport Terminal Fee: PhP40.00
    Kalibo, Aklan

    Puerto Princesa Airport Terminal Fee: PhP40.00
    Palawan (Puerto Princesa, El Nido)

    El Nido Airport Terminal Fee: PhP112.00
    El Nido, Palawan

    Busuanga Airport Terminal Fee: PhP20.00
    (Coron, Busunga, Calamian Group of Islands of Northern Palawan)

    Laoag Airport Terminal Fee: PhP40.00
    Laoag, Ilocos Norte (gateway to Pagudpud)

    Legazpi Airport Terminal Fee :PhP30.00
    Legazpi, Albay (gateway to Mayon Volcano and Donsol)

    Naga Airport Terminal Fee: PhP20.00
    Naga, Camarines Sur (gateway to CWC, CamSur Watersports Complex)

    Tagbilaran Airport Terminal Fee: PhP20.00
    (Bohol: Tagbilaran, Panglao Island, Chocolate Hills, Loboc)

    Tacloban Airport Terminal Fee: PhP100.00
    (Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport)

    Dumaguete Airport Terminal Fee: PhP30.00
    (Negros Oriental and Siquijor)

    Ozamiz Airport Terminal Fee: PhP20.00
    Ozamis, Misamis Oriental

    Cagayan de Oro Airport Terminal Fee: PhP30.00
    (Lumbia Airport, gateway to CDO and Iligan City, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin and Bukidnon)
    Laguindingan Airport (under construction)

    Butuan Airport Terminal Fee: PhP30.00
    Caraga Region

    Dipolog Airport Terminal Fee: PhP20.00
    Zamboanga del Norte (Dipolog City, Dapitan City)

    Zamboanga City Airport Terminal Fee: PhP100.00
    (Zamboanga International Airport)

    General Santos City Airport Terminal Fee: PhP40.00

    Other airports not yet visited by Tutubi but high on his list:

    Batanes Aiport Terminal Fee: PhP20.00
    (Basco Airport)
    Subic Airport Terminal Fee: PhP500.00 for international flights PhP50.00 for domestic
    (Subic Bay International Airport, SBIA)
    Ormoc Airport Terminal Fee: ???
    Siargao Airport Terminal Fee: ???
    Surigao Airport Terminal Fee: ???
    Tuguegarao Airport Terminal Fee: ???
    (Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley)
    Romblon Airport Terminal Fee: ???
    (San Jose, Tablas, Romblon)
    Virac Airport Terminal Fee: PhP20.00
    (Virac, Catanduanes)
    Masbate Airport Terminal Fee: PhP20.00
    Pagadian Airport Terminal Fee: ???
    (Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur)

    All fees are paid in cash, no credit cards or other means of payment accepted, to be paid after checking in the the airport.

    Only a few airports in the Philippines have baggage carousels and passenger tubes due to low passenger traffic, some smaller ones even have no X-ray machines but security checkers scrutinize each bag for dangerous items plus frisking of passengers as well as requiring passengers to remove shoes and belts.

    International airports in the Philippines (sourced from Wikipedia)

    Angeles City (CRK), Cagayan de Oro, Cebu (CEB), Davao (DVO), General Santos (GES), Kalibo (KLO), Laoag (LAO), Legazpi, Manila (MNL), Olongapo (SFS), Puerto Princesa (PPS), Tagbilaran, Zamboanga (ZAM)

    Major Domestic Airports:

    Bacolod (BCD), Butuan (BXU), Cagayan de Oro (CGY), Cotabato (CBO), Dipolog (DPL), Dumaguete (DGT), Iloilo (ILO), Legazpi (LGP), Naga (WNP), Pagadian (PAG), Roxas City (RXS), San Jose (Mindoro) (SJI), Tacloban (TAC), Tagbilaran (TAG), Tuguegarao (TUG)

    Information contained herein were taken from Tutubi's notes from his actual travels and may have been changed. Feel free to leave a comment for corrections and updates.

    UPDATED: June 2014

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    posted by GingGoy @ 9:58 PM,


    At Mar 7, 2009, 1:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i love your blog!!!

    At Mar 8, 2009, 1:54:00 PM, Blogger Mari said...

    I never knew there are now these many airports back home. I should visit more often.

    Thanks for sharing this information.

    At Mar 17, 2009, 12:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks for the info. With so many different fees to pay, I've forgotten how much the int'l terminal fee + airport tax was.

    At Mar 30, 2009, 3:36:00 PM, Anonymous Marco said...

    This is one of my inspirational blogs!

    At Apr 23, 2009, 4:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    thank you very much for your blog...very helpful....

    At Jul 27, 2009, 2:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    great blog!

    At Nov 4, 2009, 8:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The different terminal fees among Philippine Airports will be very useful during the public hearing increasing the fee in DZR Airport, Tacloban City from P30 to P200 on Nov 12 9am. Thank you very much. I hope we in Region 8 wont suffer the same experience as what Bacolod-Silay had been through when their public hearing was claimed to lack media & public knowledge.

    As to GenSan City, their terminal fee is P40 ao nov 1, 2009.Same with Ormoc City with the plan to increase to P150.

    At Nov 4, 2009, 8:42:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    anonymous, you're going to increase terminal fee to P200? it's probably too much in my opinion. upgrade the airport first before proceeeding with the increase

    At Jan 12, 2010, 9:22:00 PM, Anonymous Mao said...

    Gensan terminal fee is 40php.. nice info here, now I know if I will fly from Manila or Clark hehe

    At Jun 24, 2010, 9:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    thanks for a great blog. it's very helpful. keep up! God bless!!!

    At Mar 2, 2011, 11:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i hope na sa NAIA airport wala na yong mga empleyado na mga kurakot. lalo na pag mag claim ka ng baggage mo yung secdurity agad mag paparining wag ng buksan ang mga bagahi, tapos yung mga empleyadong taga X'RAY kakausapin ka nila ng kausapin tapos kung hindi ka mag ingat wala na yung mga gamit mo,,, tatlong beses yan nangyari sa akin pero hindi po sila nakakalusot dahil alam ko na mangyari,

    At Apr 9, 2011, 9:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Query: Should a passenger in a connecting flight pay separate terminal fee in every leg of the flight? Meaning, if I pay a terminal fee in Naga airport and reach NAIA 3, should I pay another terminal fee in NAIA for my connecting flight to General Santos City?

    At Apr 11, 2011, 9:46:00 AM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    Anonymous, haha good question but I don't know. all my flights come from Manila. but if get there, there's a separate passage for connecting flights of the passengers via the same airlines so probably none, but don't quote me on this one :P

    At Jul 16, 2011, 1:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


    My two sisters are coming to Australia for 3 weeks. They have a tourist visa passport. Could you please tell me how much travel tax and other fees that they have to pay at the airport. I am quite confused with different rate on the website. I just need to know so i can give them enough money to pay these fees.

    At Jul 16, 2011, 1:52:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    anonymous, it's just P750 for international flights at NAIA. I don't know if you add the terminal fee from the domestic airport if you're coming from other places than manila. If the travel tax of P1620 is not included in your plane ticket (economy), then prepare for it too. there are no airport tax in foreign airports except thailand (AFAIK)

    At Jan 21, 2012, 10:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks for the detailed info.

    At Jan 26, 2012, 9:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    inquiry: does infant who is traveling with us should pay the terminal fee?

    At Jan 26, 2012, 11:29:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    as far as i know infants and children pay terminal fees

    At Feb 11, 2012, 1:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My friends and I are going to Davao this February. Are we going to pay the terminal fee of p200 from MNL to Davao? Then another p200 from Davao to MNL? Thanks! :)

    At Mar 28, 2012, 9:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    how about infants? how much it would cost them for international flights

    At Mar 28, 2012, 10:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My Family and I are going to Macau this April, i want to know how much is terminal fee and the airfare in NAIA 3? Thanks! :)

    At Apr 3, 2012, 10:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank you very much to your blog.♥♥♥

    At Apr 15, 2012, 6:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Caticlan (Boracay) terminal fee has
    increasd from PHP 20 to PHP 200 eff. Jan.1st 2012

    At May 7, 2012, 9:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ask ko lng po kng may promo ang negros navigation na 2 to 3 mnths pa ang flyt para hindi po ma delay sa pgbili ng ticket ?? plz reply po tnx papunta po manila to gensan ....tnx po....

    At May 7, 2012, 10:57:00 PM, Anonymous domestic airports said...

    this taxes that all passengers use to pay for are the once that are being paid by consumers for the improvement of the airport. however, i find it hard to see all of the implementations that most airports have made in their airlines. they must make sure that all the taxes paid by consumers are evident. Thank you.

    At Jun 7, 2012, 3:26:00 PM, Blogger Dragonfly 蜻蜓 said...

    Dear Administrator,
    Please verify the Airport of Clark Airport International departure, there are 2 different fees being mentioned: P550 or P750? (appear on the same page)

    At Jun 22, 2012, 9:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hello? magkano po ang kalibo to davao? im misill

    At Sep 23, 2015, 4:48:00 PM, Blogger Ayra P said...

    I would just like to ask if Davao Airport accepts credit card to pay the international travel tax of 1,620?

    At Sep 23, 2015, 4:50:00 PM, Blogger Ayra P said...

    I would just like to ask if davao airport accepts credit card as payment for the international travel tax of 1,620php?

    At Oct 30, 2017, 12:05:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Question: is PH travel tax which is 1620 is different from terminal fee 500 + security fee 100 total of 600? Because when i paid the ticket of my sister and my mom i paid also the 1620pesos and when they check in to airport (clark) they ask them to pay 600 again. According to them its not included in ticket i paid. So are we paying 2 terminal fees?

    At Nov 3, 2017, 8:43:00 AM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    @crish sese

    P1620 is travel tax, not terminal fee. it is correct. most airlines already included both travel tax and terminal fees in their fare.


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