Clark Fastest Growing Airport in 2017


30 May 2018



Clark International Airport (CIA) is the fastest growing airport in the Philippines for the second time after registering 1,514,531 passengers, an upswing of 62% from the previous year.

CIA previously recorded 71% jump in growth in passenger traffic from 2011 to 2012 making it the fastest growing airport in 2012. Passenger traffic however declines after that period when airlines shifted its operations to Ninoy Aquino International Airport leading to its present congestion.

CIAs fortune began to turn when the Transport Department (DOTr) ordered airlines to relocate to Clark beginning 2017. The number of flights dramatically increased in 2018, with a 122 percent increase or 7,600 flights as compared from 3,400 in 2017.

The airport currently boast a passenger terminal building (PTB) with annual passenger capacity of four million people from the previous 2.5 million people in 2013.

Another ₱12.55 Billion low cost terminal designed by A√©roports de Paris Ing√©nierie (ADPI) is under construction and is scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2020 after Construction Contract was signed on January 29, 2018.

The LCC terminal constructed by Megawide Construction Corporation and India’s GMR Infrastructure will have passenger handling capacity of 8 million passengers per year boosting the airport’s total passenger handling capacity from 4 to 12.2 million people per year in 2020.

In 2015, 8.7 billion was allotted by the Aquino Administration for construction of 4 million capacity LCC terminal, but this project was revised again by the Duterte administration in 2017 adding four million more capacity to the project.

ADPI has prepared a revised terminal plan to be implemented in four phases with ultimate target of 80 million passenger capacity per year upon completion of the fourth phase under the latest masterplan submitted in 2015 with dual runway concept expected to be constructed in 2040.

Airport operations currently managed by the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) is being bidded out for a 25 year concession contract to eligible international airport operators. Bid submission is scheduled on July 20 to be followed by a post-qualification on August 7. The target for awarding of O&M Contract is on August 30, 2018.

Clark International Airport is envisioned by the Duterte administration to be the next major gateway in the country. The project under the current revised state, is the first hybrid infrastructure project implemented under the Build Build Build program.

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