Clark airport’s new passenger terminal building now open
- All departing and arriving flights now operate at the hub
The first departing flight was from Jetstar Asia and the first arriving flight from Cebu Pacific
The 110,000-square-meter new CRK terminal has a design capacity of at least 8 million passengers annually
The new passenger terminal building (PTB) of Clark International Airport (CRK) was officially opened on May 2.
The start of operations was marked by a ceremonial water arc, a salute to send off the first departing flight (Jetstar Asia) and a similar salute to welcome the first arriving flight (Cebu Pacific).
Airport operator Luzon International Premiere Airport Development (LIPAD) Corp. earlier announced that all flights will depart and arrive at CRK’s new PTB.
With a total floor area of 110,000 square meters, the PTB has four floor levels and 18 aero bridges and has a design capacity of 8 million passengers per year.
The facility is projected to triple CRK’s operational capacity from the current 4.2 million passengers to 12.2 million passengers annually. It is also envisioned to help spur economic progress and development in Central Luzon, and ease congestion at the country’s main gateway, Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Formally turned over to LIPAD in January 2021, CRK’s second passenger terminal is a state-of-the-art international hub equipped for contactless baggage handling, passenger check-ins and check-outs, and an ordering system aimed at making air travel hassle-free and effortless. It will also host 18 aerobridges when completed.
The new PTB is envisioned to help spur economic progress and development in Central Luzon, and ease congestion at the country’s main gateway, Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
LIPAD was awarded the 25-year concession to operate and maintain CRK in August 2019.