The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is the airport serving Manila and its surrounding metropolitan area. The airport serves as a hub for AirAsia Philippines, AirAsia Zest, Cebgo, Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, and Philippine Airlines. The airport is named after the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., who was assassinated at the airport in 1983. In 2015, the airport handled a record breaking annual passenger traffic of more than 36 million passengers.
The original airport that served Manila, Grace Park Airfield, also known as Manila North, was opened in 1935. It was the city’s first commercial airport. In 1948, following Philippine independence, the airport was moved to its current site.