Clark Airport - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Clark Airport


At least 7 groups vie for 25-year deal to operate, maintain Clark airport

May 21, 2018 - 7:05 PM

With the auction for the operations and maintenance of the Clark International Airport about to start, several prospective bidders question some of the requirements

Work begins on Clark International Airport expansion

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The project is part of a wider plan to transform Central Luzon in conjunction with the Manila-Clark Railway, Subic-Clark Cargo Railway, and the New Clark City projects

Filinvest, JG Summit tap Changi as partner in Clark Airport bid

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:33 PM

The consortium of Gotianuy and Gokongwei groups appoints Changi Airports International as technical partner for its new P839 billion proposal to develop and operate Clark Airport

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Thursday

BOMBSHELL. Senator Panfilo Lacson exposes the extent of corruption at the Bureau of Customs on August 23, 2017. Photo from Senate PRIB

Auction for new Clark airport terminal starts

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority names 7 prospective bidders including two Chinese firms once banned by the World Bank as well as the concessionaire of the award winning Mactan Cebu International Airport

NEW TERMINAL. The creation of a new passenger airport terminal in Clark is seen to increase passenger capacity by 8 million per year, from the existing 4.2 million passengers per year. Artist perspective courtesy of BCDA

Roxas in Pampanga: Clark should be PH aviation hub

Dec 19, 2015 - 8:42 AM

But the lack of infrastructure to ferry passengers between Metro Manila and Clark is hampering the plan

MOVE TO CLARK? Mar Roxas talks to a crowd of barangay officials in San Fernando, Pampanga. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

INC leaders using planes worth billions of pesos?

Jul 25, 2015 - 7:40 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The price of a huge Airbus ranges from P8 8 billion to P11 billion while an executive jet costs about P3 6 billion These aircraft are being used by the Iglesia executive minister in his pastoral and personal trips abroad Rappler learns

Clark budget terminal project for NEDA approval in August

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:40 PM

The terminal will boost the Clark airport s passenger capacity to up to 16 million per year from the current 4 million

BUDGET TERMINAL. The proposed budget terminal in Clark International Airport would cost P7.2 billion

Climate-proof roads needed before Clark airport development

Jan 19, 2014 - 8:18 AM

The airport a major economic contributor for Angeles City and Pampanga will only be viable if it can be accessed in any weather

ALL-WEATHER ACCESS. For any development of Clark International Airport (formerly Diosdado Macapagal International Airport) to fly, major roads leading to it must be adapted to climate change and extreme weather events. Photo by Jerick Parrone

Another int'l airport near Metro Manila?

Nov 05, 2013 - 8:44 PM

The Transportation department crafts an airport roadmap to 2040 It s looking at 2 options both will involve the construction of a new airport

ROADMAP. The Transportation department is preparing an airport roadmap that will involve the construction of a new international airport that will serve Manila. File photo by EPA

AirAsia Zest chooses Cebu, not Clark, as 2nd hub

Oct 14, 2013 - 1:50 PM

The newly rebranded AirAsia Zest chooses Cebu as its major hub not Clark where the local unit of the regional giant used to operate

TWO BECOMES ONE. This is the new brand logo of partner airlines Zest Air and AirAsia. Photo courtesy of AirAsia

AirAsia X eyes Clark as long-haul hub

Oct 10, 2013 - 8:50 AM

Going back to Clark for AirAsia s long haul operations came about after Emirates and Qatar Airways mounted direct flights from the former US military base

BACK TO CLARK? The decision to operate the Malaysian giant's long-haul flights in Clark in Pampanga was triggered by Emirates and Qatar Airway's decision to mount flights from the former US military base. File photo by AFP

Construction of new Clark airport terminal to start Q2 2014

Oct 02, 2013 - 6:21 PM

The budget terminal will accommodate 10 million to 15 million passengers a year

BUDGET TERMINAL. The proposed budget terminal in Clark International Airport would cost P7.2 billion

Clark airport expansion to start in April

Mar 27, 2013 - 2:07 PM

The expansion is meant to increase the airport s capacity to 4 million passengers

Govt to decide on policy affecting Clark soon

Feb 28, 2013 - 6:02 PM

A recommendation on whether the Philippines will adopt a single or twin airport system is up for President Aquino s approval

MAIN GATEWAY? Stakeholders of Clark International Airport want a clear policy on airport system.

Gokongwei: Clark aiport needs rapid rail system

Feb 21, 2013 - 12:30 PM

JG Summit Holdings President and Chief Operating Officer Lance Gokongwei says a rapid rail system is necessary for the Clark airport to be more viable and become the next main international gateway of the country

AIRLINE EXEC. Cebu Pacific head Lance Gokongwei says Clark airport can be viable as the country's main international airport, but only after a rail access is in place. Screengrab from ANC interview

Clark investors to gov’t: Make up your mind

Feb 21, 2013 - 10:49 AM

Locators inside the Clark Freeport and special economic zone want the Aquino administration to decide on the development of Clark airport now saying their businesses have suffered due to the delay

MVP group looks for foreign partner for Mactan airport bid

Jan 16, 2013 - 4:10 PM

MVP says a joint venture will be formed for the planned bidding

UP FOR BIDDING. The government is auctioning off the contract to expand and upgrade the country's second busiest airport. Photo taken from DOTC website

Clark airport terminal fee cut to P450

Oct 05, 2012 - 2:44 PM

The reduction takes effect October 5

San Miguel withdraws Clark terminal bid

Sep 01, 2012 - 4:35 PM

After unveiling plans for a new airport close to Manila San Miguel has pulled out of bidding for a budget terminal nearly 80 kilometers north of the capital

Flights diverted to PH as typhoon batters Hong Kong

Jul 24, 2012 - 3:59 PM

Around 10 flights were diverted to the Clark airport early Tuesday while some Manila China flights were also canceled due to bad weather

Clark pursues P12-B budget airport terminal by 2015

Feb 09, 2012 - 5:51 PM

The planned new budget airport terminal can accommodate 10 million passengers a year

TERMINAL. Expansion needed at terminal facilities at Clark in Pampanga to accommodate growing number of passengers. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

Too early to put NAIA-1 in private hands, Malacanang says

Dec 07, 2011 - 8:00 AM

MANILA Philippines The world s worst airport terminal will have to remain government owned Malacanang has yet to decide if the airport in Clark in Pampanga will become the main not just the alternative gateway

Air Asia: No-frills, all business

Oct 31, 2011 - 8:00 AM