The first phase of the upgrade and expansion of the NInoy Aquino International Airport is expected to be completed by 2022, the Department of Transportation said.
Phase 1 includes the immediate improvements and reconfiguration of the existing airport terminals with the aim of improving NAIA’s capacity from 31 million passengers per annum (MPPA) to 47 MPPA.
“We will soon see much-improved air traffic handling and operations once NAIA is rehabilitated. The improvement of the country’s primary gateway is proof that the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is seriously thinking of the convenience and safety of every air passenger who is either flying off or arriving in our country,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said.
The rehabilitation is intended to help alleviate the worsening air traffic congestion at the NAIA and solve its capacity constraint by reconfiguring and renovating existing facilities.
To be undertaken by the NAIA super consortium, the project will be implemented in three phases from 2021 to 2024.
Phase 2, on the other hand, is targeted for completion in 202. It covers the development of a new passenger building and the improvement of the corresponding apron area to increase the capacity from 11 MPPA to 21 MPPA, and the reconfiguration and expansion of the terminal 3 building to increase terminal capacity from 23 MPPA to 24 MPPA.
Slated for completion in 2024, phase 3 will see the construction of new terminals, and expansion of existing terminals as the O&M works are being carried out to increase NAIA’s capacity from 58 MPP to 65 MPPA.
Phase 3 will also see the completion of a new terminal annex building.
There will also be a development of airside facilities and upgrading works for general utilities, a car park area, passenger connection, and miscellaneous facilities corresponding to the increased capacity.