GrabCar now allowed at NAIA

GrabCar now allowed at NAIA

Starting March 14, 2016, passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will be able to book GrabCar rides (not Grab Taxis), this following an agreement signed today between the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and Grab, a Transport Network Company. The agreement allows Grab to pick up passengers at the four terminals of NAIA. Grab is the first TNC allowing NAIA travelers to book GrabCars to travel to and from the airport.

Grab, GrabCar, NAIA

Major General Vicente Guerzon, Senior Assistant General Manager, MIAA (left) and Wee Tang Yee, Country Head of Grab Philippines sign an agreement allowing Grab to be the first TNC authorized by MIAA to operate inside NAIA. 

Here are details:

  • Grab booths will be placed at designated areas at the terminals where booking agents will assist passengers.
  • Anyone can book a GrabCar ride even if they do not have a smartphone or mobile data connectivity.
  • Multiple bookings can be made at the Grab booths at any one time, to cater to more travellers.
  • Pick up locations are Terminal 1 – Main Arrival Curbside, Terminal 2 – Inner Arrival Curbside between Bays 7 and 8, Terminal 3 – Secondary Arrival Curbside between Bays 5 and 6, and Terminal 4 – Curbside.
  • GrabCar operators will be allowed to enter the arrival areas once it receives a confirmed booking. They are not allowed to enter NAIA without such confirmation.
  • The first year of GrabCar operations at NAIA will be an experiment.
  • Only Grab Cars, not Grab Taxis, are allowed inside NAIA.

 

Grab, GrabCar, NAIA

Left to right: Major General Vicente Guerzon MIAA and Wee Tang Yee answer questions from attending media.

Hopefully, Uber will also be accredited.

Grab, GrabCar, NAIA

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.