12 Sep 2015
Two Fleets of Airport Loop buses
There are two kinds of buses that served as Airport Loop. There's the one with all white outer body color with black signage that reads 'Airport Loop' on its both sides (photo below.) This one is the offshoot of the all white NAIA shuttle buses that preceded airport loops.
The second one is the bus owned by HM Transport, Inc. Body color is orange and on its both sides printed is 'HM Transport Inc Airport Loop' (photo above.) These buses are bigger ones compare to the white ones. They are new fleet of buses. But there are few which are old and a bit rundown but I think those old ones are being phased out.
Exact Location of Airport Loop inside Pasay Rotunda Bus Terminal
Unlike before when you can easily see NAIA Shuttle Buses upon entering the big Pasay Rotunda Bus Terminal, the new slot of Airport Loop bus is located far inside of the massive provincial bus station. If you don't know the location of Pasay Rotunda bus terminal, please see map in our post NAIA 1-2-3 Shuttle Bus: Easy Way To Get To & From NAIA Terminals.
Upon entering the bus terminal via access where McDonald's is located, walk along the left side of the terminal all the way straight past all the row of establishments there. Soon you will see this sign. If there's no Airport Loop bus behind the signage, just wait until it arrives.
Unloading Areas along the route of Airport Loop
In four maps below are spots where you can get off the bus. Click each red bus stop icon in the maps for accurate information.
Bus Stop icon 1 - Airport Loop terminal in Pasay Rotunda. Remaining passengers that take the bus from Terminal 3 alight here. All passengers headed to NAIA terminals 4,2 and 1 from here must alight at Terminal 3 to transfer to another Airport Loop bus. Details direction on how to get to this bus terminal in the post NAIA 1-2-3 Shuttle Bus: Easy Way To Get To & From NAIA Terminals.
Bus Stop icon 2 - If your destination is northern tip of Newport City like Emperador Bldg, you can ask driver to drop you off here. But it is not designated bus stop so if driver won't allow it, get off the bus at the first bus stop inside Newport City and take Newport City free shuttle. Read detailed direction in How to get to Newport City Destinations via Airport Loop.
Bus Stop icon 3 - Airport Loop Unloading Area in NAIA-3. Unloading in T-3 is far from loading area so if you are headed to any of terminals 4,2 and 1 and you have heavy luggage ask driver to drop you off at the loading bay of Airport Loop. The bus will pass through it anyway. He will allow it based on what I have observed.
Bus Stop icon 4 - First Bus Stop inside Newport City. You can get off here if your destination is any of the following: Shrine of St Therese (church), Belmont Hotel, Emperador Bldg (take free shuttle), Star Cruise, Marriott Hotel, etc. Read How to get to Newport City Destinations via Airport Loop.
Bus Stop icon 5 - Second Bus Stop in Newport City. Alight here if your destination is any of the following: Remington Hotel, Resorts World Manila, Newport Mall, Newport Performing Arts Theater, etc. Again, go to link given in 'Bus Stop icon 4' for details.
Bus Stop icon 6 - Airport Loop Terminal in NAIA-3. This is the terminal of all Airport Loop buses headed to all other NAIA terminals as well as Pasay Rotunda Airport Loop terminal where MRT/LRT stations are located. If you are an arriving passenger from Terminal 3 proceed here from Arrival and look for banner sign that reads 'Baclaran Pasay Rotunda MRT/LRT.' If you are arriving passengers from Terminal 1 or 2 or 4 and you want to take Airport Loop to train station, take an Airport Loop shuttle headed to NAIA-3 at loading area in your Terminal of Arrival. For details read NAIA 1-2-3 Shuttle Bus: Easy Way To Get To & From NAIA Terminals and NAIA 1-2-3-4 Shuttle Bus Updates.
Bus Stop icon 7 - First stop from NAIA-3 Loading bay. located along Airport Rd past the corner of Quirino Ave.
Bus Stop icon 8 - Second stop Baclaran Redemptorist. The bus stops along Roxas Blvd near Redemptorist Church. Because of bad traffic situation there's no fixed bus stop here so it could be way far from Redemptorist. After the bus stops here, it will now proceed to its terminal in Pasay Rotunda without anymore stops. All remaining passengers will be dropped inside Pasay Rotunda Bus Terminal.
First map - Zoom out level for bird's eye view of the entire Airport Loop route.
Second map - Airport loop turns left from Aurora Blvd headed to NAIA-3. Click the bus stop icon.
Third map - Airport loop stops at T-3 then go to Newport City and returns to T-3. Click all bus stop icons.
Fourth map - From T-3 the bus unloads passengers at 2 Baclaran bus stops before returning to MRT/LRT stations to drop remaining passengers and pick up passengers headed to NAIA-3 and Newport City in another new loop cycle. It enters bus terminal adjacent to MRT Taft Station.
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