Duterte Approves Clark LCC Terminal

24 December 2016

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the construction of a new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) for Clark International Airport (CIA) with a price tag of 2.89 billion, the budget department (DBM) said yesterday.

The modular low cost carrier terminal project (LCC Terminal) will be constructed in 3 phases with the first building having a passenger capacity of 3 million passengers per annum (MPPA) and construction is expected to start by the second quarter of 2017. Completion of the first phase should be completed in 2019.

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Friday that National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board trimmed down the terminal project from the original 10 MPPA capacity terminal presented by Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie (ADPI) valued at 15 billion saying the proposal was too ambitious as it assumes the transfer of all low cost domestic traffic out of Manila airport. The original proposal was instead relegated to the second phase when need arise for its expansion in the future.

CIA is operating grossly under capacity as it facilitated only 1.2 million passengers in 2016 from the current terminal capacity of 5 MPPA.

Clark International Airport Corp (CIAC) President Alexander Cauguiran has said 800 million of the budget allocation was sourced from the General Appropriations Act (GAA) in 2015 while the balance of 2.09 billion was drawn from the GAA in 2016.


  1. Here are the numbers for Clark-

    2013- 985,419
    2014- 786,809

    2014- 90,948

    Numbers for domestic will go up big time because Duterte has asked PAL and CebuPacific to move some of their flights to Clark from Manila because of Manila over crowded runway. But what a waste of money on an airport that is losing customers.

  2. Fast approval for a reasonable and good project.