By virtue of Memorandum Circular No. 09-13, Series of 2013, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has increased the passenger service charge, also known as terminal fee, of airports under its jurisdiction effective June 1, 2015. The attached agency of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) stressed that the terminal fees for most airports “have not been increased and remained unchanged over time.”
The memorandum circular states that increases will be imposed every June 1 of 2013 to 2015 for major airports. For most community airports, however, the increase of 2013 will be the only one to be implemented. Airports in Iloilo, Bacolod, and Davao will retain their current rates, as well as those not operated by the CAAP, such as Manila, Cebu, Clark, and Caticlan.
TERMINAL FEE FOR AIRPORTS WITH SCHEDULED FLIGHTS AS OF JUNE 1, 2015
|Airport||Terminal Fee (PHP)|
|Bacolod (BCD) Domestic||200.00|
|Bacolod (BCD) International||700.00|
|Cagayan de Oro (CGY)||200.00|
|Cebu (CEB) Domestic*||220.00|
|Cebu (CEB) International||750.00|
|Clark (CRK) Domestic||150.00|
|Clark (CRK) International||600.00|
|Davao (DVO) Domestic||200.00|
|Davao (DVO) International||700.00|
|General Santos (GES) Domestic||150.00|
|General Santos (GES) International||700.00|
|Iloilo (ILO) Domestic||200.00|
|Iloilo (ILO) International||700.00|
|Kalibo (KLO) Domestic||200.00|
|Kalibo (KLO) International||700.00|
|Laoag (LAO) Domestic||200.00|
|Laoag (LAO) International||700.00|
|Manila (MNL) Domestic*||200.00|
|Manila (MNL) International*||550.00|
|Puerto Princesa (PPS) Domestic||200.00|
|Puerto Princesa (PPS) International||700.00|
|San Jose (SJI)||150.00|
|Zamboanga (ZAM) Domestic||150.00|
|Zamboanga (ZAM) International||700.00|
*Terminal fee included in ticket price.
REMINDERS IN PAYING TERMINAL FEES
Children and infants two years old and below are exempt from paying the terminal fee.
Transit passengers are also exempt from paying the terminal fee. CAAP defines a transit passenger as “a passenger who arrives and departs from the airport in the same aircraft (passing through) from his original port of departure or in a connecting flight (changing aircraft for continuing his journey) provided that said passenger will no longer check-in boarding his plane to his intended destination.”
Terminal fees are directly paid in cash through designated counters. Currently, however, terminal fees for passengers departing in domestic flights from Manila and Cebu are already included with the ticket (200 PHP and 220 PHP, respectively).
Foreign currency to be converted according to the prevailing rate may be accepted.
Passengers who fail or refuse to pay will be barred from boarding their flight.
Refunds for international passengers who were offloaded or had their flight canceled will be issued within 24 hours. Based on experience, for canceled or missed domestic flights, refunds are issued immediately.
Above reminders are absolutely in effect for CAAP airports per the memorandum circular. Airports not operated by the CAAP may have their own rules and regulations.
A complete copy of CAAP Memorandum Circular 09-13 may be found through this Scribd link for reading and download. It includes new terminal fees for airports not included in the list above, as well as the new terminal fees to be implemented on June 1 of 2014 and 2015.
Updated: July 25, 2016