Now in the final stages of development, the new Clark Airport terminal will soon enable economic and tourism growth in Northern and Central Luzon, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said in a Facebook post on 10 Jul 2020.
As of 30 Jun 2020, the new Clark International Airport Passenger Terminal Building is reported to be 99.14% complete. When it opens, it will triple the Luzon airport’s passenger capacity to over 12 million a year from the current 4.2 million annual volume, thereby creating more job opportunities for Filipinos.
The DOTr added that the airport’s development project in general aims to help decongest Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s air traffic. Consequently, those living or staying in Metro Manila will have more flight options from Luzon through what is dubbed as “Asia’s Next Premier Gateway”, easing their travel significantly.
Constructed by Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Infrastructure, the new Clark Airport terminal building is highlighted by its wavy roof design, reminiscent of Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s structure. Unlike the Cebu airport, which took inspiration from the waves of Mactan’s waters, Clark Airport’s facade was inspired by the mountains of Luzon — some of which are situated just a few kilometres away from the facility.
The department also said that since work resumed in the new Clark Airport terminal, authorities implemented “stringent health and safety measures” for their employees. This helped ensure that the construction remained on schedule despite community quarantines throughout Luzon.
All image credit: Department of Transportation | Official Facebook Page