Gotianun-Gokongwei group to open new Clark airport passenger terminal in July

The consortium led by Filinvest Development Corp. and JG Summit Holdings Inc. aims to get the newly-completed passenger terminal building of the Clark International Airport, up and running by July this year.

“We look forward to have this terminal operational in July this year despite the challenges of working during this pandemic because we believe that Clark International Airport is a major growth driver of Central and Northern Luzon,” Luzon International Premier Airport Development CEO Bi Yong Chungunco said during the turnover ceremony of the new terminal.

“Getting this terminal ready to contribute to economic recovery,” she added.

Other members of LIPAD include Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions Inc. and Changi Airports Philippines Pte. Ltd.

LIPAD, formerly known as North Luzon Airport Consortium, signed a 25-year concession agreement with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority for the operation and maintenance of the Clark International Airport.

The new terminal was built by Megawide GMR Construction, which won the construction package of the Clark International Airport expansion project in December 2017 after submitting the lowest bid of P9.36 billion under a hybrid public-private partnership scheme.

Once operational, the new terminal will boost the airport’s operational capacity, tripling passenger volume to 12.2 million annually.

The expansion will also elevate Clark’s stature as “Asia’s Next Premier Gateway” and help decongest the passenger traffic at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque.

Airlines operating in Clark include Qatar Airways, Cebu Pacific, Tigerair, Jin Air, Asiana Airlines, Dragon Air, AirAsia Berhad, Philippine Airlines, Korean Air, Xiamen Airlines, Pan Pacific Airlines and Emirates Airlines.

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