Update: Terminal fees at most Philippine airports are now paid inclusive of the air ticket.

Philippine airports typically charge what is called passenger service charge, or more popularly known as terminal fee. This fee, set under the regulations of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, is paid by passengers as they depart a particular airport.

While most passengers are required to pay, there are exemptions:

  1. Children aged 2 years old and below
  2. Transit passengers*

In most airports, terminal fee is paid in cash. However, domestic passengers departing from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (P200) and Cebu’s Mactan-Cebu International Airport (P220), fees are already consolidated with their airfare.

Should flights be cancelled or passengers unable to board their flights, terminal fees will be refunded.

Airport Terminal Fee (Philippine Peso)
Bacolod (BCD) Domestic 200
Bacolod (BCD) International 700
Basco (BSO) 100
Busuanga (USU) 100
Butuan (BXU) 150
Cagayan de Oro (CGY) 200
Calbayog (CYP) 50
Camiguin (CGM) 50
Catarman (CRM) 100
Caticlan (MPH) 200
Cauayan (CYZ) 100
Cebu (CEB) Domestic* 220
Cebu (CEB) International 750
Clark (CRK) Domestic 150
Clark (CRK) International 600
Cotabato (CBO) 150
Davao (DVO) Domestic 200
Davao (DVO) International 700
Dipolog (DPL) 150
Dumaguete (DGT) 150
General Santos (GES) Domestic 150
General Santos (GES) International 700
Iloilo (ILO) Domestic 200
Iloilo (ILO) International 700
Jolo (JOL) 100
Kalibo (KLO) Domestic 200
Kalibo (KLO) International 700
Laoag (LAO) Domestic 200
Laoag (LAO) International 700
Legazpi (LGP) 150
Manila (MNL) Domestic* 200
Manila (MNL) International* 550
Masbate (MBT) 100
Naga (WNP) 100
Ozamis (OZC) 100
Pagadian (PAG) 150
Puerto Princesa (PPS) Domestic 200
Puerto Princesa (PPS) International 700
Roxas (RXS) 150
San Jose (SJI) 150
Siargao (IAO) 150
Surigao (SUG) 100
Tablas (TBH) 100
Tacloban (TAC) 150
Tagbilaran (TAG) 100
Tandag (TDG) 100
Tawi-Tawi (SGS) 50
Tuguegarao (TUG) 150
Virac (VRC) 100
Zamboanga (ZAM) Domestic 150
Zamboanga (ZAM) International 700

* a passenger who arrives and departs from the airport in the same aircraft (passing through) from his original port of departure or in a connecting flight (changing aircraft for continuing his journey) provided that said passenger will no longer check-in boarding his plane to his intended destination.

Source: Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines