This Airport Guide sets out what passengers can expect to see and do at Terminal 1 (T1) of Greater Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (IATA: MNL / ICAO: RPLL / Abbrev.: NAIA)
NOTE: This Airport Guide and the separate posts linked to it should be used only for general guidance and planning purposes. Details may change at any moment and without prior notice.
For the sake of brevity, abbreviations and IATA codes will be used throughout this post in place of full airline or airport names – e.g.; “T1” instead of “Terminal 1”, “MNL” instead of “Ninoy Aquino International Airport”.
To learn more about Ninoy Aquino International Airport (“NAIA”/MNL) as a whole, please click here to view my comprehensive guide covering the Philippines’ busiest aviation hub.
- Access and Transportation
ACCESS AND TRANSPORTATION
To learn more about your options for travelling to or from MNL’s terminals (including T1), please refer to the Access / Transportation section of my MNL Airport Guide.
Like most major airport terminals, MNL T1 has separate landside and airside zones.
The landside zone of T1 includes the publicly accessible area before immigration and final security. As used within this guide (and the sub-guides linked to it), the term “landside” also encompasses certain parts of the terminal that can be entered only by passengers – such as the area around the check-in counters – if these are located before the main pre-departure security checkpoint.
Click here or on the image below to read my separate Airport Guide covering T1’s landside zone.
The airside zone of T1 covers the restricted, passengers-only area after immigration and final security. This includes the boarding gates, the nearby holding areas, and all lounges and retail/dining facilities accessible only to travellers who have completed pre-departure formalities and passed through border control.
Click here or on the image below to read my separate Airport Guide covering T1’s airside zone.
This section includes inbound quarantine and immigration, as well as baggage reclaim and customs control.
Click here or on the image below to read my separate Airport Guide covering T1’s arrivals facilities.