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San Miguel Corp. submits plan for the new $10 billion airport to Aquino

(Updated, 1 time) Aviation Updates Philippines - The San Miguel Corporation submitted the proposal for the new $10 billion airport to the Philippine President. The new airport would replace the ageing and congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The proposed airport will be constructed at the 800-hectare property of CyberBay Corporation along the Manila-Cavite coastal road. The planned airport will have four runways and greater capacity for passengers.
The proposed Airport of San Miguel Corporation

The four runways can handle regular Airbus A380 flights. Each runway has 3,600 meters available for take-off and landings. This project will beat the airports in Hong Kong and Singapore which only has two runways. This runway enables to accommodate 250 take-offs and landings per hour or about 6,000 take-offs and landings a day.

The planned international airport by Ramon Ang can handle about 75 million passengers a year. The construction of the airport is open to all who wished to be partners with SMC, even Cebu Pacific can construct a low cost terminal within the planned airport of Ang. Ramon Ang said he is ready to leave Philippine Airlines if that will stop him from building the proposed airport.

A new runway for NAIA is also planned by Ramon Ang. The new runway will be located beside Runway 06-24. It will be 2,100m X 60m long, but Runway 06-24 is longer. DOTC Secretary Abaya had confirmed that the runway project for NAIA was approved. Ramon Ang also said that he is planning to buy a Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) for NAIA if approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

The Philippine Government allocated P1.3 billion for the rehabilitation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1, another P1.9 billion is allocated for the rehabilitation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Both projects are eyed to be completed in time for the country's hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in 2015.

NAIA T1 currently serves 8 million passengers a year, which is considered as over-capacity. The NAIA T1 is designed for only 4.5 million passengers a year.

The DOTC also planned to build an airport in Sangley Point replacing the US Navy base as an alternative international airport. This would be possible with the help of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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