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.
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.
Left to right: Major General Vicente Guerzon MIAA and Wee Tang Yee answer questions from attending media.
Hopefully, Uber will also be accredited.
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