The Manila International Airport Authority, in partnership with the private sector, is fielding Point-to-Point (P2P) premium service buses to two new routes going to and from Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange and Lawton in Manila.
The new UBE Express Premium P2P route now include transfers to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4 Loop Service and PITX to Lawton via Roxas Boulevard for P30.
“We are happy to open two more. It is really our objective to provide an alternative to getting to the airports, and lessen the traffic congestion,” said Garrie David, president of the UBE Express.
“We believe that this loop service in general can help alleviate the traffic problem, and we hope that it can become not just an alternative, but as a major mode of transportation,” he added.
In November last year, P2P bus routes going to Sta. Rosa City in the Province of Laguna and Alabang in Muntinlupa City were launched while in February 2016, MIAA fielded 42 premium bus units to carry passengers going to and from Roxas Boulevard and the Makati Central Business District.
All P2P buses are Euro-5 compliant, fully air-conditioned and equipped with a global positioning system (GPS) technology, Wi-Fi connection, Closed-Circuit Television cameras, and with adequate luggage racks and compartments.
The buses have also low-floor entry, with wheel chair ramps to provide easy access for persons with disabilities.
The P2P project, dubbed as Airport Bus Service, initiated by the Department of Transportation, is patterned to the Premium Point To Point (P2P) Bus Service along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue.
The government aims to improve transportation services available for passengers at the NAIA.
Each bus can accommodate 24 passengers and has large compartments for baggages.
An automated fare collection system will also be used to provide an option for advanced online booking.
The buses will be manned by trained drivers and an on-board transport attendant, similar to an airline flight attendant.
The government came up with the P2P scheme to also encourage private motorists to use the express buses as their alternative mode of transportation.