P7.2-B low-cost carrier terminal eyed in Clark

Posted at 07/21/14 4:44 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The proposal for a P7.2 billion low-cost carrier terminal in Clark, Pampanga is expected to be submitted to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) next month.

Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya said the master plan and feasibility study for the LCC terminal will be presented to the NEDA- Investment Coordination Committtee in August.

The concept design for the LCC terminal was done by France's Aeroports de Paris (ADP), as commissioned by the DOTC and CIAC. It was presented to the DOTC last month.

"The proposed new budget terminal will boost Clark's capacity further to between 8 and 16 million passengers per year. We are hoping for a smooth process in order for the project to be completed within 2016," he said.

Abaya said the DOTC is encouraging the growth in Clark by equipping the airport with modern facilities.

"In the future, and we hope that Clark will indeed become the low-cost carrier hub of choice for the region," he said.

Clark International Airport's new expanded passenger terminal building opened last May, which is expected to

boost annual capacity

to around 4 million from the previous 2.5 million.