Located in the capital city of the Philippines, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is a major hub for Philippine Airlines. The national flag carrier for the Philippines connects the city of Manila with other major Asian destination such as Bangkok, Beijing, Busan, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Osaka, Singapore, Taipei, Seoul, and Tokyo. International service operated by Philippine Airlines also extends to Pacific destinations such as Australia, the American territory of Guam, and the U.S. state of Hawaii. Domestic service provided by this major airline includes flights to Bacold, Cebu, Iloilo, Kalibo, and Tagbilaran. All international flights operated by Philippine Airlines take off from the North section of Terminal 2 while domestic flights are handled in the South section of Terminal 2.
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport also serves as a major hub for the domestic airline Cebu Pacific. This carrier offers international trips to major cities in neighboring countries in Asia and the Pacific region. Bangkok, Beijing, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, and Xiamen are listed on the Cebu Pacific schedule. Additionally, this busy airline offers trips to other cities in the Philippines including Cebu, Cagayan, Davao, Roxas City, and Zamboanga. The Cebu Pacific service is offered at Terminal 3 at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Other domestic airlines serving the Ninoy Aquino International Airport include Airphil Express, South East Asian Airlines, and Zest Airways. These medium size carriers connect Manila with other cities within the Philippines. Airphil Express and Zest Airways both operate in Terminal 3 while South East Asian Airlines serves passengers in Terminal 4.
Most of the international airlines serving Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport are from Asian countries. All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines connect Manila with Japan’s capital district in Tokyo. Asian Airlines, Jeju Air, and Korean Air offer non-stop trips to major South Korean cities like Busan and Seoul. Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific and Dragonair invite Manila’s passengers to these home nations of these airlines. Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Airlines, EVA Air, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways International are other major Asian carriers that serve the main airport in the city of Manila.
Hawaiian Airlines and the Australian flag carrier Qantas are major airlines from the Pacific region that serve Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are the only companies from the continental United States that operate at the main airport in the capital city of the Philippines.