The Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway (NAIAX), signed as E6 of the Philippine expressway network, is an 11.6-kilometer (7.2 mi) elevated expressway in Metro Manila, Philippines, which links the Skyway to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Entertainment City.
Traversing the cities of Pasay and Parañaque, the NAIAX runs along Andrews Avenue, Electrical Road, and NAIA Road connecting the Skyway to Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Macapagal Boulevard, New Seaside Drive and the Manila–Cavite Expressway.
The expressway is operated and maintained by Skyway Operations & Maintenance Corporation (SOMCo), the same company that operates Skyway, while its concession holder is SMC NAIAX Corporation (formerly Vertex Tollways Development, Inc.); both companies are subsidiaries of San Miguel Corporation.
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- From the Sales Interchange (NAIA Exit) of 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 along Parañaque River, 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.
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Unlike most limited-access expressway in the Philippine expressway network, the maximum speed on the route is 60 kilometers per hour (37 mph) due to space constraints on the expressway, resulting in smaller-radius curves.
The expressway has an overhead speed gantry so drivers can see the speed they cruise on; the gantry itself is located near the eastbound off-ramp to NAIA 3.
NAIAX PROJECT AND CONSTRUCTION
On July 17, 2001, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her Cabinet approved the construction of the NAIA Expressway, which would be funded through a Japanese loan package, and construction of its interchange with Skyway began on March 17, 2004.
Construction of the 1.6-kilometer (0.99 mi) NAIA Expressway Phase 1 (NAIA Terminal 3 Exit of Skyway) was completed and inaugurated on May 30, 2009. It provided an entry/exit ramp to the then newly-opened NAIA Terminal 3 and Resorts World Manila.
Phase 2 of the NAIA Expressway project was approved by the Benigno Aquino III Administration on May 30, 2012. It included a 4.83-kilometer (3.00 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. The project was funded through a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme, with San Miguel Corporation winning the bidding for its construction, operation and maintenance.
On January 2, 2014, construction began on Phase 2 of the NAIA Expressway.
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 at every intersection along NAIA Road. Toll collection at the NAIAX begun on October 22, exactly one month after the opening of the airport tollway.
On December 21, 2016 at exactly 6:00 AM (PST), the Entertainment City-NAIA Road-SLEX-Skyway segment (including the access ramp to Terminal 3) of the airport expressway was opened to all motorists for the Christmas rush.
On December 28, 2016, the access ramps to and from Manila–Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) were also opened to all motorists to provide easier access from the province of Cavite and Las Piñas to NAIA Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and vice versa.
On June 1, 2017, NAIAX was fully opened to all motorists. By the full-opening of NAIAX, CAVITEX is ultimately connected to Skyway, as well as the international airport. Since the opening of Skyway Stage 3 in 2020, the airport is connected to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), with Skyway and NAIAX providing seamless travel to and from the airport, including Clark International Airport in Angeles City.
NAIAX TOLL FEE RATES
The expressway uses a barrier toll system, where toll collection is done at toll barriers on a fixed rate, based on vehicle class and distance travelled using it. The eastbound lanes of NAIAX employ toll collection at exit points and its main toll plaza in front of NAIA Terminal 3, while the westbound lanes employ toll collection on entry points, at its main toll plaza, and upon exit to Andrews Avenue.
The expressway uses the AutoSweep RFID electronic toll collection system, shared with Skyway, SLEX, STAR Tollway, MCX and TPLEX.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About NAIA Expressway (NAIAX)
- Who is the owner of NAIA Expressway?
San Miguel Corporation the expressway is operated and maintained by Skyway Operations & Maintenance Corporation (SOMCo), the same company that operates Skyway, while its concession holder is SMC NAIAX Corporation (formerly Vertex Tollways Development, Inc.); both companies are subsidiaries of San Miguel Corporation.
- Is Naiax Autosweep or Easytrip?
- Does Naiax accept cash?
SMC tollways STAR, SLEX, Skyway, NAIAX and TPLEX also continue provide a lane for cash-paying motorists at its toll plazas, but this will only continue only until the DOTr imposes the full Cashless Program.
OTHER TOLLWAY / EXPRESSWAY IN PH
- North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)
- South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
- Skyway Stage 3
- Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX)
- Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX)
- Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR)
- Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX)
- Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)
- Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX)
- Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX)
- Quezon-Bicol Expressway (QueBEx)
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- List of Ferry Operators in the Philippines
- List of Airlines in the Philippines
- List of Airports in the Philippines
- List of Railways and Metro Rail Lines in the Philippines
- List of Major Roads in Metro Manila
- List of Expressways and Tollways in the Philippines
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