Ninoy Aquino International Airport

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Continent: Asia Country: Philippines
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Location Manila, Philippines
Airport type Commercial
Overview map Google Maps
Tower 118.1
Ground 121.9
Clearance 125.1
Approach 119.7
ATIS 126.4
Plane Spotting Hotels guide

Serving the Greater Manila Area, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (also known as NAIA) is a commercial airport about 12.5 kilometers south of the city center. It is the gateway to the Philippines for most travelers and hosts airlines such as AirSWIFT, Cebgo, Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, and Philippine Airlines. NAIA also is a primary focus city for Philippines AirAsia. Cebu Pacific and PAL Express operate domestic flights nationwide, while Philippine Airlines is the leading hub carrier connecting Manila to many parts of the globe. NAIA also hosts the 11th longest flight, from New York to Manila, on a PAL A350-900.

This airport consists of two runways; 6/24 and 13/31. Most aircraft prefer the longer 6/24 runway. However, 13/31 can also be used for domestic flights on smaller aircraft, such as the A320 and Dash 8-Q400. In addition, there is a proposed plan for a third runway, which will be constructed beside runway 06/24.

Official Spotting Locations

Philippine Planespotters Group Headquarters (PPSG HQ)

PPSG HQ is located at Multinational Avenue, Parañaque, nearby NAIA, great for spotting 06 departures and arrivals.

Other Spotting Locations

Locations to Avoid

Regular Traffic

Those visiting NAIA should consult flight tracking apps accessible on their phones for exact, up-to-date information.


  • Air China: 737-800, A330-200
  • Air Juan: Cessna 208 Grand Caravan/Amphibian
  • Air Niugini: 737-800
  • Air Asia: A320-200, A320neo
  • AirSWIFT: ATR 42-600, ATR 72-600
  • Al Nippon Airways: 787-9, 787-10
  • Asiana Airlines: 777-200ER, A330-300
  • Cathay Pacific: A321neo, A330-300
  • Cebgo: ATR 72-600
  • Cebu Pacific: A320-200, A320-200neo, A321-200, A321-200neo, A330-900neo
  • China Airlines: 737-800, A330-300
  • China Eastern Airlines: A320neo
  • China Southern Airlines: 737-800
  • Emirates: 777-300ER
  • Ethiopian Airways: 787-8, 787-9
  • Etihad Airways: 777-300ER, 787-9, 787-10
  • EVA Air: 777-300ER, A330-300
  • Gulf Air: 787-9
  • Hong Kong Airlines: A320-200
  • Japan Airlines: 767-300ER, 787-8
  • Jeju Air: 737-800
  • JetStar Asia: A320-200
  • JetStar Japan: A320-200
  • KLM: 777-300ER, 787-9
  • Korean Air: 777-300, A330-300
  • Kuwait Airways: 777-300ER
  • Malaysia Airirlines: 737-800
  • Oman Air: 787-9
  • Philippine Airlines: 777-300ER, A321-200, A321-200neo, A330-300, A350-900
    • PAL Express: Dash 8-Q400
  • Philippines Airsia: A320-200
  • Qantas: A330-300
  • Royal Air Philippines: A319, A320-200
  • Royal Brunei Airlines: A320-200neo
  • Saudia: 777-300ER
  • Singapore Airlines: 787-10, A350-900
  • SkyJet Airlines ATR 72-500, BAe 146-100, BAe 146-200
  • Starlux Airlines: A321-200neo
  • Sunlight Air: ATR 72-500
  • Thai Airways International: 777-200ER, 777-300ER, 787-8, A350-900
  • Turkish Airlines: A350-900
  • United Airlines: 737-800
  • Xiamen Air: 737-800
  • Zipair Tokyo: 787-9 (begins July 1, 2023)


  • Air Hong Kong: A300-600F
  • ANA Cargo: 767-300F
  • China Airlines Cargo: B747-400F
  • DHL: A300-600F
  • Korean Air Cargo: 777-200F
  • MASkargo: A330-200F
  • SF Airlines: 737-300F
  • YTO Cargo: 737-300F

Facilities and Transportation

Public Transportation

There is a bus and metro directly to the NAIA terminals, available all seven days of the week from 06:00 AM to 01:00 AM. Each bus ticket costs 15.00 PHP per person.