Global Travel Media » Blog Archive » NAIA Terminal Fee exemption available across all CEB booking systems

Home » Airport » Currently Reading:

NAIA Terminal Fee exemption available across all CEB booking systems

August 17, 2017 Airport No Comments Email Email

The Philippines’ largest airline, Cebu Pacific (CEB), has updated all its booking systems to ensure that passengers who are exempt from the International Passenger Service Charge (IPSC), or the Terminal Fee, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) can avail of this regardless of how they book their flights on Cebu Pacific. The move is seen to benefit thousands of Filipino expats who book flights on Cebu Pacific to get to their job sites.

Since July 8, 2017, passengers who book their flights through the Cebu Pacific mobile app and website have been able to claim the NAIA Terminal Fee exemption by simply ticking a box before booking and payment is processed and confirmed. Bookings made through the Cebu Pacific Reservation Hotlines or via the website, on the other hand, have been exempted from paying theP550.00 NAIA Terminal Fee since April this year.

Passengers need to present valid documents upon check-in to verify their eligibility for the IPSC exemption. For Filipino expats, these include the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC); and those included under the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s Balik Manggagawa program such as a valid employment contract, recent pay slip, or Company ID. Aside from Filipino expats, pilgrims with authorization from the Philippine Sports Commission, and guests who have been issued a MIAA exemption certificate (MEC) are also exempted from paying the IPSC, provided valid documents are presented.

“Through these system upgrades, we hope to make it easier and more convenient for our Filipino expats to book flights with Cebu Pacific; and not have to go through a tedious and time-consuming process of reimbursing the NAIA Terminal Fee that they have been long-exempted from under the Migrant Workers Act,” said Atty. JR Mantaring, Vice President for Corporate Affairs of Cebu Pacific.

Cebu Pacific passengers also have the option to pay for the Travel Tax on international flights of PHP1,620.00 when they book their flights online via, or through any Cebu Pacific ticket office. Passengers who are exempt from the tax, or are eligible for reduced Travel Tax, on the other hand, can still book, pay and confirm their flights on Cebu Pacific, but they need to present valid tax exemption documents upon check-in.

Comment on this Article:

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Platinium Partnership


Elite Partnership Sponsors


Premier Partnership Sponsors


Official Media Event Partner


Global travel media endorses the following travel Publication