MIAA expects over 1 million passengers for Holy Week

MIAA expects over 1 million passengers for Holy Week

/ 05:14 AM March 22, 2024

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 1 holy week passengers

Passengers queue at the check-in counters of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 in Pasay City on Monday, March 18, 2024.  INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) is preparing for a 15-percent hike in passenger volume, or over one million passengers, during the Holy Week exodus from March 24 to 31.

In a statement on Thursday, MIAA General Manager Eric Ines said that as of March 14, the number of passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport had reached over 1.8 million, ranging from 128,000 to 138,000 daily.


READ: Naia gearing up for Holy Week travel rush


For this year’s Holy Week, passenger traffic could reach 140,000 on a single day, or close to the prepandemic Lenten season, which recorded 1.1 million passengers over eight days, averaging 140,812 daily.

“We are prepared for this influx at our terminals, especially as Holy Week coincides with summer, historically a peak season for air travel,” he added.

The MIAA’s preparations are part of “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Semana Santa 2024,” launched by the Department of Transportation. —JEROME ANING

READ: Making Holy Week holy

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