Starting Monday, March 14, all NAIA passengers can freely book GrabCar rides to and from the airport in ALL terminals!
Early today, The Manila International Airport Authority (MlAA) and Grab, a Transportation Network Company (TNC), signed an agreement today which allows GrabCar drivers to pick up passengers from the four terminals of the NAIA.
Both parties agree to have the start of operations on March 14. Grab is the first TNC to be officially accredited by MlAA, allowing NAIA travellers to book GrabCars to travel to and from the airport.
Grab booths will be placed at designated areas at the terminals where booking agents will assist passengers. Anyone will be able to book a ride even if they may 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. Those who wish to book a ride with Grab may also do so using their smartphones.
To better facilitate traffic, passengers and Grab drivers will be prompted to proceed to the Grab booths, which also serve as the pick-up points at the arrival curbside areas.
The pick—up locations are as follows:
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
Terminal 4: Curbside
Once a passenger gets a confirmed booking, only then will the GrabCar driver/operator be allowed to enter the arrival areas. Please do note that GrabCar drivers can only be allowed to go inside the terminal once they have a confirmed passenger, and are only allowed around 2 minutes to pick-up passenger/s. GrabCar drivers won’t be allowed to form a queue or wait inside the airport to avoid traffic build-up.
MlAA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado thanked Grab for sharing in its goal of enhancing passenger experience at the NAIA.
“MlAA and Grab’s vision are aligned with each other. We fully support the innovation that it brings to our goal of further developing our airports,” Honrado says.
“Since we launched GrabCar in the Philippines in 2014, we have focused on transforming the way Filipinos travel. Our partnership with MlAA takes us one step closer to that goal and will make heading to the next destination more convenient for the 50,000 people that arrive at NAIA daily, especially after a long flight,” says Wee Tang Yee, Country Head of Grab Philippines.
This partnership ensures that NAIA travellers enjoy the highest transport service, with the agreement encompassing monitoring and accountability services. Grab will provide MIAA an online platform or a “dashboard” which will allow MlAA to monitor, in real-time, GrabCar vehicles that have been booked from NAIA.
Grab will be covered by the same airport policies on traffic management like other transport providers.
Please do remember that for now, this applies ONLY to GRABCAR and not GrabTaxi.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/GrabPH.