The Philippine government is seeking companies interested to pre-qualify and bid for the International Airport New Passenger Terminal Project located at the second largest airport in the Philippines. The response deadline is 21/02/2013.
According to UKTI, UK companies are invited to pre-qualify and bid to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the new passenger development project.
The scope of the project includes:
- · Construction of a new passenger terminal to handle 10 million passengers a year, along with all related infrastructure and facilities
- · Construction of an apron for the new passenger terminal
- · Renovation and expansion of the existing terminal along with all related infrastructure and facilities
- · Installation of all the required equipment and other facilities
- · Installation of the required IT and other equipment
- · Operation and maintenance of both passenger terminals
You can register your interest with the UKTI Manila team for further information and how they can help you participate in the project.
According to the Manila based Philippine Daily Inquirer Newspaper, the government is planning to break ground on a new passenger terminal specifically for budget carriers at the Clark Freeport in Pampanga this year to cope with the rising number of passengers flying out of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA). Cheap flights to Clark airport provide increasing competition to cheap flights to Manila.
The new budget terminal is expected to take three years to complete and will be able to handle about 10 million passengers a year. This will make Clark the second largest airport in the country, next to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).
“At present, our terminal capacity is very limited. Our current passenger terminal is being expanded to serve 2.5 million passengers a year,” Clark International Airport Corp. president Victor Luciano said in an interview.
The new budget terminal will be an entirely different structure from the existing passenger terminal, although they will be linked. Budget carriers offer cheap flights internationally to and from Clark.
The current DMIA’s expansion project, which would cost about P360 million and is up for completion next year, would more than double the airport’s current capacity of about 1 million passengers a year and could seriously dent the number of cheap flights to Manila.
DMIA is expected to serve 750,000 passengers by the end of this year. By next year, Luciano said the number was seen to breach 1 million.
“AirAsia alone is expecting to have five million passengers out of Clark in the next four years,” Luciano said.
AirAsia Inc., the local unit of Malaysia’s AirAsia Berhad, has yet to start operations but it plans to fly to several domestic and regional destinations, including several points in Japan, out of DMIA.
The new terminal, which will be a separate project from the planned overall development of Clark as a premiere international gateway, may be included in the government’s list of public-private partnership (PPP) projects.
Luciano said funding for the new terminal might come from the national budget.
Other airlines that fly out of Clark are local carriers Cebu Pacific, Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAir) and AirPhil Express; South Korean companies’ Jin Air and Asiana Airlines, and Singapore’s Tiger Airways.
Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific has apparently also expressed interest in setting up a hub in Clark, which is a more convenient airport than Manila for millions of Filipinos living in Northern and Central Luzon. Clark is to the north of Manila and already offers some competition to cheap flights to Manila.