Gov't eyes second runway for Clark Airport: Dominguez

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Posted at Mar 27 2019 10:01 PM | Updated as of Mar 27 2019 10:46 PM

MANILA - The government is looking to build a second runway for the Clark International Airport as the facility's new terminal nears completion, the Department of Finance said Wednesday. 

Finance Sec. Carlos Dominguez said the Clark airport's development was guided by the 2013 master plan and feasibility study of French firm Aeroport de Paris Ingenierie (ADPI).

“We would like to announce that government will begin planning and will construct the second runway in accordance with the ADPI plan. We are eyeing completion of this runway before the end of the term of the President,” Dominguez said in a statement. 

Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Jaime Alberto Melo said a second runway will double the capacity of the airport and can cater to three more terminals. 

Dominguez said the construction of the new Clark airport terminal was more than halfway complete and is expected to be operational by the middle of 2020. 

The new terminal is expected to triple the airport's capacity to more than 12 million passengers per year.