Since a lot of people are sure to arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) this holiday season, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will open a partial segment of the NAIA Expressway Christmas Lane tomorrow at 6am.
The NAIA-X Christmas Lane will allow access from Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard to Terminal 3 and Skyway, complementing the project’s first phase, which connected Macapagal Blvd. and PAGCOR Entertainment City in Pasay to NAIA Terminals 1 and 2. Basiclaly, NAIA terminals 1, 2, and 3 will now be interconnected.
According to the DPWH, the NAIA-X Christmas Lane is estimated to cut travel time by at least 40%. While the second section is still under construction, it is said to eventually provide easier access to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).
Once all of the phases are done, the Expressway is expected to provide easy access to and from NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 and will interface with SLEX through Sales interchange, Manila Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX), and Macapagal Blvd.
Fingers crossed that this will really ease down on travel time in the future!