New café takes off at NAIA Terminal 2

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, July 4 (PNA) — Travelers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 may now choose from a new selection of drinks, snacks and meals with the opening of a new café—KafeLOKAL.

According to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), KafeLOKAL, formerly Le Bistro, is known for its “sustainable coffee” or coffee produced in a sustainable way.

Most of the offerings from its previous menu are still being offered, however, customers can expect new food choices as well, MIAA said.

Among the choices include Filipino favorites tinapa, longganisa, and talangka – sourced from provincial communities.

Aside from their freshly brewed coffee farmed in Benguet, Bukidnon, and Sulu, natural juices made of seasonal fruits are also available.

The newly-opened café is only one of the many renovations being done at the NAIA Terminals.

Last March, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) piloted its “paperless procedure” for the first time.

Instead of having to show paper documents, passengers flying via PAL can show airport security images of their e-ticket on their smart phones, tablets and laptops.

This initiative by PAL is in line with the mandate of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its member airlines to eliminate paper documents and move to a completely paperless environment by 2016. (PNA)