In the Pasay City side of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is the airport’s second terminal which is more known as the Centennial Terminal. This terminal was opened in 1998, in the centennial year of the Philippine Declaration of Independence, hence the name. To the east is Terminal 1 and across the runway to the northeast is the controversy-ridden Terminal 3.
The terminal, designated for the exclusive use of Philippine Airlines, has an area of 75,000 square meters and was designed by Aéroports de Paris. The north wing is for international flights and handles 2.5 million passengers yearly, while the south wing is for domestic flights and currently handles about 5 million passengers every year.