MuLti-mode transportation booking platform GrabCar Philippines (Grab) on Thursday signed an agreement with the Manila International Airports Authority (MIAA) allowing the mobile app-based booking service provider to pick up and drop off passengers at the Manila airport terminals.
Starting March 14 Grab can operate in the vicinity of the Manila airport terminals after MIAA granted it an accreditation.
“We fully support the innovation that it brings to our goal of further developing our airports,” MIAA General Manager Angel Honrado said.
“Since we launched GrabCar in the Philippines in 2014, we have focused on transforming the way Filipinos travel. Our partnership with MIAA 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.
Under the agreement, GrabCars with confirmed bookings will be allowed entry in the airport grounds. They will be given two minutes to fetch or drop off passengers.
Grab will also provide MIAA an online platform or a “dashboard” which will allow MIAA to monitor, in real-time, GrabCar vehicles that have been booked from NAIA.
Booths will be placed at designated areas in the terminals where booking agents will be available to assist passengers.
Passengers, even those who do not have smartphones, will be able to book a ride at the service booths. Multiple bookings can also be made at the Grab booths.
MIAA said Grab would be covered by the same airport policies on traffic management that apply to other transport providers.