A new airport metered taxi waits for passengers outside the arrival hall of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1
These brand-new yellow taxicabs were introduced by NAIA airport authorities last March as an alternative for passengers who may not want to pay for the more expensive coupon taxi service already in service at the airport:
“[Manila airport authority general manager Alfonso] Cusi said the metered taxi will implement a P70 flag down rate for the first 500 meters and additional P4 for every succeeding 300 meters.
“The flag down rate is higher than the P30 flag down for regular cabs operating in Metro Manila. Cusi said they expect the metered airport taxis to be lower in fares than the P1,200 normally charged by current taxi coupon service for passengers who are going to the northern part of Metro Manila.
“”For the further protection of users, the taxi meter units are equipped with the receipt dispensing feature. Dispatch slips will be issued to them indicating the plate number of the taxi unit, breakdown of the tariff as approved by the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and contact numbers that they can reach to report any act of abuse or discourtesy,” Cusi said.”
To avail of this service: step outside of the arrival hall of the NAIA Terminal 1 and immediately turn left. You can’t miss the taxi rank and the queue for passengers. A dispatcher will then approach you and ask about your destination. He will then hand over a form - which you are supposed to furnish to your driver later - and direct you to the next available cab.
Payment is made directly to the driver at the end of your trip. There are no extra fees to be paid for your luggage, nor a surcharge for your trip from the airport; you will only be charged for the fare that appears on the meter.
Tipping is not required but is certainly most welcome. PHP 50 should be sufficient.
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