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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

41 Airlines signed MOA with MIAA to abolish terminal fees

Forty-one airline companies operating in the Philippines have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Wednesday, March 15, 2017, to totally abolished terminal fees paid by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).  Speaking of the event is Transportation Secretary Art Tugade who relay the message of President Rodrigo Duterte to OFWs and also to airline companies.  Tugade said scrapping terminal fee is a big help to OFWs. Also, this will manifest President Duterte's love and concern to our modern day heroes.



Forty-one airline companies operating in the Philippines have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Wednesday, March 15, 2017, to totally abolish terminal fees paid by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Speaking of the event is Transportation Secretary Art Tugade who relay the message of President Rodrigo Duterte to OFWs and also to airline companies.

Tugade said scrapping terminal fee is a big help to OFWs. Also, this will manifest President Duterte's love and concern to our modern day heroes.




Through Tugade, Duterte also gives thank to all airlines who give heed to the calling of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to stop incorporating terminal fees in airline tickets of OFWs.

It was last March 3, 2017, when DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III ordered Civil Aviation Authority in the Philippines (CAAP) and airline companies to stop the illegal collection of terminal fees and travel tax from OFWs.

Bello reiterated that OFWs should be exempted in paying travel tax and terminal fee pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1183, Republic Act 8042 or Migrant Workers Act and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995, as amended by Republic Act 10022.

(Watch: DZMM TeleRadyo: OFWs exempted from terminal fee starting April 30 - MIAA)






 Here is the list of airlines that operates in the Philippines and has signed a memorandum of agreement together with MIAA to abolished terminal fees.

The implementation of the MOA will take place on April 30 this year which means that when an OFWs buy a ticket starting the said date, he or she will no longer be charged P500 terminal fee.
  • Air Asia
  • Air Asia Zest
  • Air China
  • Air Niugini
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Asiana Airline
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Cebu Pacific Air
  • China Airline
  • China Eastern Airline
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Delta Air
  • Dragonair
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Ethiopian Airline
  • Etihad
  • Eva Air
  • Gulf Air
  • Japan Airlines
  • Jeju Air
  • Jet Star Asia
  • Jin Air
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Kuwait Airlines
  • Malaysian Airlines
  • Mandarin Airlines
  • Oman Air
  • PAL Express
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Qantas Airlines Qatar Airways
  • Royal Brunei
  • Saudia Airlines
  • Skyjet
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Silk Air
  • Thai Airways
  • Tiger Air
  • Tiger Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Xiamen Airlines
Earlier the Emirates airline confirmed that they will comply laws in the Philippines concerning migrant workers.

It is confirmed by a spokesperson of the UAE-based aircraft that expatriates from the Philippines will no longer have to pay for extra aviation fees when they book flights with Emirates Airlines.

It means, Filipinos won't be obliged to pay the local travel tax and terminal fees. This is an equal to P1,620 or Dh118 per economy class passenger while airport fee can cost P750 pesos (Dh55).

To avail such exemptions, OFWs should present their Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) at the time of booking or prior to departure.


The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is asking airline companies particularly the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to implement the exemption of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in paying travel tax and terminal fee.In his letter to Captain Jim C Sydiongco, director general of CAAP, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, reiterated that OFWs should be exempted in paying travel tax and terminal fee pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1183, Republic Act 8042 or Migrant Workers Act and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995, as amended by Republic Act 10022.

Read more: http://www.jbsolis.com/2017/03/dole-bello-to-caap-stop-collecting-terminal-fee-travel-tax-from-ofws.html#ixzz4bQw06Lxh













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