New Clark International Airport to Boost Economy of Central and North Luzon
Pampanga, Philippines—The North Luzon Airport Consortium (NLAC) is optimistic that the new Clark International Airport project will spur economic growth in Central and North Luzon. The consortium is pouring in an estimated project cost of about P6B to build the new terminal with a capacity to serve eight million passengers per annum, doubling the current capacity of the existing terminal.
The consortium comprises Filinvest Development Corporation, JG Summit Holdings Inc., Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions Inc. and Changi Airport Philippines (I) Pte. Ltd. (CAP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Changi Airports International, which was incorporated by Changi Airports International to focus on the Philippines. This is similar to the other companies that Changi Airports International has set up for the airports it owns in other countries as part of its global business.
NLAC plans to leverage technology where possible, to enhance productivity, build a culture of service excellence, and provide training to ensure the processes and services are delivered correctly. NLAC will draw on the experienced airport professionals from Changi Airports International and Changi Airport Group. Together, they have global experience that spans over 20 countries and more than 50 airports.
“Building on the airport’s geographical position and catchment, we will grow the airport’s network and provide passengers with a superior airport experience including a brand new commercial area. In addition to global brands, the new airport terminal will also have a curated selection of retail and food and beverage outlets that showcases the best of what The Philippines has to offer,” said Mr. Lim Liang Song, CEO, Changi Airports International.
NLAC is set to promote the new Clark International Airport as the Northern and Central Luzon Gateway Airport through actively engaging strategic partners like tourism authorities and airlines to grow traffic and build a wider route network, and establish connectivity to Clark with more domestic and international points.
The consortium will also tap on the expertise of the Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions, Inc. (PAGSS) to provide excellent ground handling services that meet and exceed international standards. With PAGSS’ decades of experience, NLAC assures that the new Clark International Airport will deliver efficient and excellent ground handling service.