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New passenger terminal building handed over to Clark airport operator

  • GMR-Megawide formally turned over the newly constructed second passenger terminal building at Clark International Airport to private operator Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corp.
  • Operations and maintenance also formally turned over to LIPAD
  • The passenger terminal building will be operational within the year

The newly constructed second passenger terminal building (PTB) at Clark International Airport (CRK) has been formally turned over to private operator Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corp. (LIPAD).

The PTB was turned over by the joint-venture contractor Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Infrastructure Ltd. (GMR-Megawide) to LIPAD, the private concessionaire that has managed the O&M of CRK since August 2019.

During the handover on January 22, the PTB’s operations and maintenance (O&M) were also turned over to LIPAD by the Department of Transportation and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority.

With the handover and turnover ceremonies, preparations are ongoing for the opening of the new PTB within the year.

GMR-Megawide, which won the contract to construct the second PTB in 2017, completed the project in September 2019, ahead of its October target completion.

READ: Clark airport passenger terminal building completed

The new PTB 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.

LIPAD earlier said it appointed global design firm Populous as lead interior designer of the PTB.

READ: Global firm hired to design Clark airport interior

The new building is currently being fitted with all necessary installations, and its operational readiness protocols are being prepared, LIPAD chief executive officer Bi Yong Chungunco said in a separate statement.

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.

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