Premium airport bus service starts operating to and from NAIA 24/7
The premium airport bus service was just launched yesterday by the Department of Transporation and Communications (DOTC) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and it’s already operating today, February 18th, according to a press release by the Manila International Airport Authority.
The route of the new bus service for airport passengers starts from the three terminals of the Ninoy Aquino Internation Airport (NAIA) and will head to Roxas Boulevard and Makati City.
Here the stops of the Roxas Blvd. route:
- Midas Hotel
- Hotel Jen
- Manila Hotel
- SM Mall of Asia
- Entertainment City
While the Makati City route will stop at:
- Glorietta 4 and 5
- Ascott Hotel
The premium bus service has a flat rate of Php300, as approved by the franchising board. Each bus can accommodate 24 passengers with large compartments for baggage, and are equipped with CCTV, GPS, and Wi-Fi. The service will run for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
AIR21 is the operator of the service under the brand of UBE Express. For now, it will be using six standard, air-conditioned buses as they are still waiting for the completion of the whole fleet. Also mentioned in the PR is the expectancy of legal operation of TNVs to pick-up passengers at NAIA as early as March.
If you’re a frequent flyer using NAIA, you’d know that an airport bus service is already serving NAIA-3 with a terminal at Pasay Rotonda. Its fare is significantly lower around Php30.