Winning consortium vows world-class Clark int’l airport

January 3, 2019
by Filinvest Development Corporation

MANILA, Philippines — The conglomerates that won the contract to operate and maintain the Clark international airport vowed to reinvent the airport into a world-class gateway.

Filinvest Development Corp., JG Summit Holdings Inc., Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions Inc. and Changi Airport Philippines Pte. Ltd. bagged the operations and maintenance contract of the Clark International Airport in Pampanga.

The 25-year contract was awarded to their group, the North Luzon Airport Consortium (NLAC) by the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA).

FDC, the lead consortium member, said the group is thankful for the opportunity.

“The consortium envisions to create a new identity for Clark airport as the Northern and Central Luzon’s gateway that will provide fast, efficient, and hassle-free travel experience,” said Josephine Gotianun-Yap, president & chief executive officer of FDC.

The project includes the operations and maintenance of the existing terminal and the new terminal. The consortium is also set to develop the commercial assets, operate and maintain project facilities and fit-out the new terminal.

“We are confident that with the vast experience of each member of the consortium in terms of property development, air transportation and airport operations, NLAC will be able to reinvent Clark International Airport to a world-class airport, meet the continued growth of international and domestic air travel, and deliver its commitment to the government and the public,” Gotianun-Yap said.

NLAC vowed to establish a new reputation for Philippine international gateway airports to ensure ease and seamless travel.

Changi is the operator of the most awarded airport in the world, Singapore Changi Airport.

The Filinvest-led consortium was the only group that was qualified.

X-Droid, a venture that includes affiliates of Philippines Air Asia and companies owned by businessman and politician Michael Romero and Zest-O founder Alfredo Yao was disqualified.

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and Megawide Construction Corp. also expressed interest in the project but did not push through.

Megawide’s partner GMR Infrastructure failed to meet the requirements set by the BCDA.

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