2 airlines decorate NAIA terminals to bring Christmas vibe

Published November 24, 2018, 6:09 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Ariel Fernandez

Two airlines in the country have started decking out the four terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to bring the yuletide season vibe.

(photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific Air/ Facebook)
(photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific Air/ Facebook)

Earlier this week, the Philippine Airlines and the Cebu Pacific started installing Christmas lights and avant-garde Christmas tree at the NAIA terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4.

“Cebu Pacific has been operating at the NAIA terminal 3 since 2008. It has been our home for the last ten years and it is only fitting to mark this milestone with a festive holiday display,” Michael Ivan Shau, the newly appointed Cebu Pacific chief operating officer, said.

The lighting of Christmas tree was attended by Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal.

The NAIA Terminal 3 departure area was decorated with emoji boxes and a wall travel holiday mural where passengers can pose for a snap. A Christmas tree made of piled-up gift boxes was displayed at the baggage conveyor belts.

The NAIA Terminal 4, on the other hand, was adorned with colorful lights at the check-in area. Christmas trees were also displayed at every column at the boarding gates and baggage claim areas.

Furthermore, passengers arriving at the NAIA Terminal 3 will be treated to a unique performance of Christmas carols from some of the Philippines’ beatboxing and acapella groups such as Syncofellas, Conchords, and MVibe.

Meantime, Philippine Airlines (PAL) had also installed an avant-garde Christmas tree at the NAIA Terminal 1 and 2.

The Christmas tree was lit up on Monday evening by PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista and Monreal.

The distinctive pop art installation, replacing the traditional pine tree, will greet arriving and departing passengers at terminals 1 and 2.

The 20-foot Christmas tree has pop art panel installations that rise to the ceiling of the airport lobbies. It has cut out stands of the jeepneys, kalesas, and ice cream carts.

The decorations will stay on display until the end of January 2019, officials said.