Gov’t set to release Clark Airport O&M bidding rules, rejects JG Summit-FDC proposal
The Department of Transportation is poised to issue the bidding rules for the operation and maintenance of the Clark International Airport, effectively rejecting the unsolicited proposal put forward by the consortium of JG Summit Holdings and Filinvest Development Corp.
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said the rules would be issued next month.
Clark International Airport is the second main gateway into the country.
The planned new terminal is expected to double Clark Airport’s capacity to eight million passengers a year, boosting air transport capacity for the Greater Manila Area.
It is seen to reduce the strain on the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport, help create jobs and increase development in Central Luzon.
Clark International Airport is envisioned to be Asia’s next premier gateway. It now has an annual capacity of four million passengers. Airlines operating in Clark include Qatar Airways, Cebu Pacific, Tigerair, Jin Air, Asiana Airlines, Dragon Air, AirAsia Berhad, Philippine Airlines and Emirates Airlines.