It’s crowded at the Manila airport. The airport operates at 120%. Tourism is threatened thereby, as the number of tourists is constantly increasing. Another problem is that the FAA has downgraded the airport to Category 2, which has resulted in Filipino airlines can not expand their U.S. routes. First in 2015 this is beleived to be solved when the new Terminal 3 is expected to be ready for operation. Until then, the problem will persist and more distant airports such as Clark and Cebu airports may be other options for many travelers.