The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) is optimistic that the newly approved expansion project at the Clark International Airport (CRK) will help increase flights, improve business and boost tourism in Central Luzon.
Atty. Emigdio Tanjuatco Jr., CIAC President/CEO, said the new project, costing R15.3 billion, is the new passenger terminal building at the CRK, whose development and expansion have been authorized by the National Economic and Development Authority headed by President Aquino.
Tanjuatco said the R15.3-billion world-class Passenger Terminal for Clark International Airport (CRK) will be bidded out and constructed next year.
The first phase of the project will see the development of a passenger terminal that can accommodate 3 million passengers annually. It is expected to be completed within two years.
“The (airport expansion) project will include the installation of equipment, airfield and facilities,’’ said Tanjuatco.
The CRK is poised to become the premier international gateway based in Pampanga, next to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila..
The current passenger capacity of the existing Passenger Terminal is at 4 million per year being utilized by budget airlines and full service airlines operating 24 hours a day.