The operator of Mactan-Cebu International Airport has submitted a 208-billion peso proposal for a second runway and third terminal.
In a press release, the consortium of GMR Infrastructure of India and Megawide Construction, mentioned the proposals had been now within the fingers of the federal government.
Under the proposal, GMR-Megawide intends to take over the airside amenities of the airport at present below the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), in addition to to increase the airport to have a capacity of no less than 50 million passengers per 12 months.
The proposed improve could be undertaken in three phases. The first contains the rehabilitation of the prevailing runway and taxiways; development of an additional parallel taxiway to function an emergency runway; and the event of speedy exit taxiways and runway holding positions.
The second part would cowl the development of a second parallel and unbiased runway, whereas the third part would see the development of a 3rd terminal.
“We have always believed in the potential of the airport as the primary gateway to serve Visayas and Mindanao,” GMR-Megawide director Louie Ferrer mentioned.
“Passenger site visitors has proven unbelievable progress within the final two or three years. While that is excellent news for the nation, particularly for Cebu, we wish to make sure that the airport can ably address this continued progress.
“Our research present that passenger site visitors in Cebu will attain about 28 million passenger per 12 months in 2039. This is site visitors comparable to main Asian airports corresponding to Singapore, New Delhi and Kuala Lumpur, amongst others.
“Part of our plan is to ensure the airport will be able to avoid airfield congestion like the kind experienced by NAIA [Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila], and continue efficient operations despite this increasing traffic.”
In order to minimise the impression on surrounding communities, the proposals embody a doable reclamation scheme in Magellan Bay.
“We took into account the number of residents that may be affected by the airport expansion. We will be adopting an approach that prevents any adverse effect on their daily lives,” Mr Ferrer mentioned.
Once full, the airport would turn out to be the primary within the Philippines with two parallel runways.
GMR-Megawide is at present constructing a second terminal on the airport, which is due to open in June subsequent 12 months. This new facility will elevate the airport’s official capacity from four.5 million to 12.5.
Last 12 months, the the airport dealt with eight.9 million passengers.