CLARK FREEPORT -- Transportation and Communications Secretary Jun Abaya has instructed the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) and other airport authorities to follow the lead of Manila International Airport Authority's (MIAA) move to incorporate terminal fees in passengers' airline tickets upon purchase for less queuing time at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

"We want to improve passenger convenience at all our airports, not just through infrastructure and facilities upgrades, but also through more efficient business processes. I have asked the other airport authorities to follow MIAA’s lead," said Abaya.

Along with CIAC are the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), which operates the country's airports besides NAIA, Cebu, and Clark.

"This development comes as we are developing several key airports across the country to accept more international flights, in support of our tourism goals. We are expanding Cebu and Clark, and at the same time, upgrading or replacing those in Puerto Princesa, Bohol, Bicol, and Caticlan," Abaya added.

MIAA first integrated terminal fees for domestic flights on August 1, 2013, and is set to begin transitioning to an integrated system for international flights over a one-year period beginning in October this year until September 2015. The transition period is meant to cover those passengers who have purchased their tickets in advance.