Clark International Airport recorded a 397-percent increase in usage, both by domestic and international passengers, over last year’s figures, officials said.
The surge coincided with the launch on September 28 of Clark’s new passenger terminal building led by President Bongbong Marcos Jr., who described the airport as the “perfect example of what the government and the private sector can do.”
The new terminal was part of a P19.25 billion megastructure project undertaken by the Philippine government through the Public-Private Partnership model.
It included features such as a road access network, horizontal developments such as taxiways and apron, and a transport terminal site, among others.
The Luzon International Premiere Airport Development (LIPAD) Corp. is tasked with the airport’s operation and maintenance with a contract award from the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) which worked with the Department of Transportation in spearheading the project.
LIPAD is a private consortium composed of the Filinvest Development Corp., the JG Summit Holdings Inc., the Philippine Airport Ground Support Services Inc., and the Changi Airports Philippines (I) Pte. Ltd:, a wholly owned subsidiary of
Changi Airports International. Consortium members each have vast experiences in airport operations, air transportation and property development.
LIPAD chair and Robinsons Land Corp. CEO Frederick Go said the inauguration of the new terminal is a “signal to the world that the new CRK is open for business”.
“Our goal is to continue working towards expanding our network above pre-COVID levels, connecting CRK to more domestic and international points. CRK has started to chart new growth rates with the recent return of domestic travel,” he said.