THE Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) started fielding on Thursday its Point-to-Point (P2P) premium buses to two new routes -- Sta. Rosa City, Laguna and Alabang in Muntinlupa City -- for the safety and convenience of travelers.
MIAA-Media Affairs Division chief Jesus Martinez said the UBE Express Premium P2P buses will ferry passengers, both local and foreign travelers, from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4 to Alabang Town Center and Ayala South Park, Muntinlupa for a P110 fee; and at Robinsons Mall Tagapo and Solenad in Nuvali, both in Sta. Rosa for P190.
“The new routes started last Thursday, Ube Express, the premium airport bus service opens two new routes, this time in the southern part of Metro Manila. The first route is in the Alabang, Muntinlupa area,” Martinez said.
The passengers going to the NAIA terminals can ride the bus from Alabang Town Center or Ayala Malls South Park while passangeres going to Sta. Rosa can choose Solenad Ayala or Robinsons Tagapo bus stop.
Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Danilo Lim, who attended the event, lauded the airport authority and its private partner for the project.
“I am glad we have this kind of project. The buses will give more convenience and safety for our passengers,” Lim said.
“The P2P has a big role and now we have an option and it can help passengers to stay away from abuses among taxis, undisciplined and irresponsible drivers,” Lim added.
All P2P buses are Euro-5 compliant, fully air-conditioned and equipped with a global positioning system [GPS] technology, WiFi connection, Closed-Circuit Television cameras, and with adequate luggage racks and compartments.
The buses also have low-floor entry, with wheel chair ramps to provide easy access for persons with disabilities.
It will be recalled that two months ago, the airport authority launched its P2P bus service covering the Quezon City -NAIA route.