Department of Transportation in Philipines has announced that the construction works for Clark International Airport (CIA) in Pampanga Province is 93.31% complete and it is scheduled to open for operations by mid-2020.
The Project involves the construction of a new 82,600 m2 Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) of CIA, with a design capacity of 8 million passengers per annum.
The new passenger terminal will increase the total airport capacity to 12.2 million passengers annually.
The scope of the project will be the development, operation and maintenance of the commercial assets of CIA, including the general aviation facilities, fixed-base operations and real estate, capacity augmentation, expansion of airport facilities including terminals and runways, among others, as well as operation and maintenance of the new passenger terminals.
The construction is undertaken by companies Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Infrastructure. Operations for the airport will be done by Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp. (LIPAD), a consortium of Filinvest Development Corp., JG Summit Holdings Inc., Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions Inc., and Changi Airports Philippines Pt. Ltd. which have signed 25-year concession agreement to operate and maintain the existing and new terminal of Clark International Airport.
The president of Clark International Airport Corp Jake Bingcang said that the existing terminal would be decommissioned upon finalization of the new terminal, but "if the traffic will exceed eight million and no new terminal is built yet by then, the option is to open the old one."
The Clark International Airport, formerly known as the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport is an international gateway to the Philippines within Clark Special Economic and Freeport Zone, located 80km northwest of Manila, in Angeles City, Pampanga Province of the Central Luzon Region. It serves as a gateway to the north as it hosts 128 flights a week for 7 global airlines.