CIAC President and CEO Aaron Aquino and Vice President for Airport Operations Irish Calaguas join other national and local officials in welcoming President Rodrigo Duterte upon the chief executive’s arrival during the final inspection of the new Passenger Terminal of the Clark International Airport on July 17.
Aquino said the “vastly-improved and world-class passenger Terminal 2 is definitely the most important element to CIAC’s vision to further develop the entire Clark aviation complex as one of our country’s economic engine.”
“We share the optimism of the national government, investors and Clark stakeholders as the global aviation industry prepares to return to business normalcy,” he added.
The new passenger terminal building is part of the ‘Build Build Build’ program of the Duterte administration whose model involves infrastructure built through government funds, and the operations and maintenance are handled by a private consortium, Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp.
Terminal 2 may accommodate eight million passengers annually, increasing the total airport capacity to 12.2 million and is expected to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport serving Manila and its surrounding metropolitan areas.
The Clark Civil Aviation Complex managed by CIAC is home to the privately-run Clark International Airport, as well as the mixed-use business district Clark Global City, and currently around 45 locators in cargo and aviation-related businesses.