NAIA Expressway

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NAIA Expressway
NAIA Skyway
NAIA Expressway, looking south towards NAIA Road from Andrews Avenue in Pasay
Route information
Length: 11.6 km (7.2 mi)
Existed: September 22, 2016 – present
Major junctions
From: Jose Diokno Boulevard in Parañaque
 
To: E2 / AH26 (Skyway) at Sales Interchange in Pasay-Taguig boundary
Location
Major cities:
Highway system

Roads in the Philippines

The NAIA Expressway (NAIAEX, NAIAX and Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway) [1] is an 11.6-kilometer (7.2 mi) elevated expressway system in Metro Manila, Philippines, which links the Metro Manila Skyway to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and Entertainment City. It runs along Andrews Avenue, Electrical Road and NAIA Road connecting the Skyway to Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Macapagal Boulevard, Jose Diokno Boulevard and the Manila–Cavite Expressway. The roadway is the first airport expressway in the Philippines which opened in September 2016.[2] It is located in the cities of Pasay and Parañaque. It is designated as E6 of the Philippine expressway network.

Route description[edit]

From the Sales Interchange (NAIA exit) of the Metro Manila Skyway, the expressway heads to the southwest and runs along Sales Road across Villamor Airbase and Newport City. It then curves to the northwest on Andrews Avenue towards the entrance to NAIA Terminal 3 and continues along the northern perimeter of the airport towards Electrical Road near NAIA Terminal 4. From here, it makes a turn to the south and runs parallel to Domestic Road on the east towards the NAIA Road junction. From this junction, the expressway branches into two, with one traversing eastwards to NAIA Terminals 1 and 2, while the other continues westwards to Entertainment City and the Manila–Cavite Expressway.

History[edit]

Under-construction segment of the expressway along Andrews Avenue in front of the Resorts World Manila in 2014.

Construction on the 1.6-kilometer (0.99 mi) NAIA Expressway Phase 1 (NAIA Terminal 3 Exit of the Metro Manila Skyway) was completed in 2009.[3] It provided an entry/exit ramp to the then newly-opened NAIA Terminal 3 and Resorts World Manila. On January 2, 2014, construction began on Phase 2 of the NAIA Expressway. It included a 7.15-kilometer (4.44 mi) extension of the expressway all the way to Macapagal Boulevard in Entertainment City, Parañaque via Andrews Avenue, Electrical Road (west of Domestic Road) and NAIA Road.[4][5]

On September 22, 2016 at exactly 12:01 AM (PST), the second phase of the airport expressway from Macapagal Boulevard to NAIA Terminals 1 and 2 was opened to all motorists and airport passengers rushing to their flights in order to avoid the traffic lights of each intersection along NAIA Road. The opening of the elevated airport expressway was led by Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar. According to Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, the toll collection at the NAIAEx will begin on October 22 exactly 1 month after the opening of the airport tollway.[2]

On December 21, 2016 at exactly 6:00 AM (PST), the Entertainment City-NAIA Road-SLEX-Skyway segment (including the access ramp connecting to Terminal 3) of the airport expressway was opened to all motorists because of the Christmas rush.

On December 28, 2016, the access ramps to Manila-Cavite Expressway or CAVITEx has been also opened to all motorists coming from the province of Cavite and Las Piñas for easier access to Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and vice-versa.

On June 2, 2017, NAIAx was fully opened to all motorists.

Technical specifications[edit]

On the Macapagal Boulevard off-ramp looking towards Okada Manila
  • Name: NAIA Expressway or NAIA Skyway
  • Concession Holder: Vertex Tollways Development, Inc.
  • Operator: Vertex Tollways Development, Inc.
  • Concession starting date: 2013
  • Concession ending date: 2043
  • Length: 11.6-kilometer (7.2 mi)
  • Highway exits: 8
  • Exit ramps: 2 (Villamor, NAIA 3)
  • Toll plazas: 1
  • Height:
  • Spurs: none

Tolls[edit]

Toll booth at the NAIA Terminals 1 & 2 on-ramp

Phase 1 (Skyway)[edit]

Class Toll
Class 1
(Cars, Motorcycles, SUVs, Jeepneys)
20.00
Class 2
(Buses, Light Trucks)
₱40.00

Phase 2 (NAIAx)[edit]

Class Short Segment Full Route
Class 1
(Cars, Motorcycles, SUVs, Jeepneys)
35.00 ₱45.00
Class 2
(Buses, Light Trucks)
₱69.00 ₱90.00
Class 3
(Heavy Trucks)
₱104.00 ₱134.00

Source: Toll Regulatory Board (NAIA Expressway Toll Rate)

Exits[edit]

Province City/Municipality km mi Exit Name Destinations Notes
Pasay E2 (Skyway) – Makati, Alabang Sales Interchange. East end of expressway.
Toll plaza (westbound)
NAIA Terminal 3, Newport City Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Newport City, Villamor Airbase Eastbound exit and westbound entrance.
NAIA Terminal 3 Southbound exit only.
NAIA Terminals 1 and 2 Directional T interchange.
Parañaque E3 (CAVITEX) – Cavite Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Macapagal Boulevard, Seaside Drive Westbound exit and eastbound entrance. Access to Okada Manila.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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Coordinates: 14°31′15″N 121°1′21″E / 14.52083°N 121.02250°E / 14.52083; 121.02250