Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday said Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will not be an “open city” for all taxi units. Airport authorities said an accreditation system is being crafted, in coordination with the Transport Network Companies (TNCs), to address the need for more transport units in the premier airport. Airport Transport Concessionaires Association Inc. (ATCAI) on Tuesday opposed the Department of Transportation and Communications’ plan to allow entry of public utility vehicles – Uber and Grab Car – at the NAIA, calling it disadvantageous. ATCAI has more than 2,000 drivers who undergo security seminars and each concessionaire pays P2,750 for class A vehicle (rent-a-car); P1,250 for class B (coupon taxi); and P600 for class C (yellow taxi), plus P700 for parking fee.
BENJIE L. VERGARA