Team Out of Town Blog Hub (Outoftownblog.com) – Delegates of the recently held World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Summit in Manila visited the new terminal of Clark International Airport (CRK) as part of its investment tour.
Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corporation CEO Ms. Bi Yong Chungunco introduced the new terminal of CRK, which is crucial in achieving CRK’s objective of serving millions of the country’s travelers as well as further pushing economic developments in the region.
CRK is a priority for the LIPAD, which operates and maintains the airport. It is a consortium with the combined expertise of members Filinvest Development Corporation, JG Summit Holdings Inc., Philippine Airport Ground Support Services Inc., Changi Airports Philippines (I) Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Changi Airports International.
Set to open in May, the new terminal is poised to be a premier Asian gateway, putting the Philippines a competitive player in the aviation business sector and can bring in a multi-billion business for the country.
Mr. Paolo Santos, LIPAD commercial manager, presented the master-planned aviation and logistics complex of CRK to WTTC guests.
After the presentations, delegates toured the terminal which sits on a 110,000 square meter area and which boasts state-of-the-art facilities including the common-use self-service kiosk and self-service drop bags. These are part of the terminal’s bid to digitize operations and limit close contact among passengers and airport employees.
Guests were also briefed on the terminal’s “intelligent” Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System, which allows pilots to park aircraft precisely and safely even in adverse weather conditions, using advanced laser technology. They were also shown some of the airport’s other features, like 18 aerobridges, a dedicated OFW lounge, walk-through commercial spaces, gender-neutral toilets, and elevators and escalators at each boarding gate.
The event held last weekend was organized by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and showcased New Clark City and the Clark Freeport Zone as prime investment and tourism destinations.
About the LIPAD Corporation
The Luzon International Premiere Airport Development (LIPAD) Corporation, a special purpose company established to manage the operations and maintenance of Clark International Airport is composed of four consortium members who are all committed to bringing in their expertise to transform Clark Airport into a world-class airport. These are Filinvest Development Corporation, JG Summit Holdings, Inc., Changi Airports Philippines, and Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions. The consortium members each have vast experience in airport operations, air transportation, and property development.