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The chief island of the Philippines, from cobblestone streets of the colonial town of Vigan to the bustling metropolis of Manila to the rice terraces of Banaue, where the seat of the government is located and where the financial and commercial capitals as well as the national capital of the Philippines is located, this is Luzon.
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Luzon is served by 4 international airports; 1 is the country's main premier gateway, other 1 is for low-cost airlines and the remaining 2 are minor international airports.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Ninoy Aquino International Airport(IATA: MNL | ICAO: RPLL) is the Philippine's premier gateway to the country, it is the busiest airport in the country and is the 44th most busiest in the world. It is often rated as one of the worst airports because of the crowds during the rush hour as well as its over capacity. Philippine Airlines; the country's flag carrier, Cebu Pacific; the country's low-cost airline, Asiana Airlines,from Korea,Emirates, KLM, NWA, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and QANTAS are just some of the major carriers that operate in this airport.
It is quite a hassle getting around but if you know your way, it is not really a big problem. Taxis are rampant in major cities such as Manila and Davao. In most cities and provinces, the public jeepney is a way of going around the main roads and routes while tricycles are bettr for specific destinations in minor roads. There is a fixed rate in jeepneys. However, this changes daily so ask around to know the new fare. In Metro Manila, there is the LRT and MRT train that you can travel with around. To get to places such as Baguio, Calamba , Bicol, Laoag and a whole lot of other places on Luzon by land, you can take a bus. There are numerous bus companies that depart from different parts of Manila.