daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation > Airports

Airports discussions about existing airports



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old February 16th, 2006, 12:42 AM   #161
normandb
BANNED
 
normandb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manila
Posts: 2,044
Likes (Received): 6

this is better than the first panned monorail. I hope they will extend this to Global City and connect it by a footbridge to MRT Line 3 in Buendia or Ayala underground Stations.
normandb no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old February 16th, 2006, 02:55 AM   #162
xXx carlos xXx
nice guy high
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,162
Likes (Received): 1

^yah.... this is much better than the underground monorail... at least the people will be able to see the whole airport....
xXx carlos xXx no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th, 2006, 06:03 PM   #163
xDieselJockx
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,766
Likes (Received): 1

Oh man, that system 21 transit is way too ambitious. Just the construction itself would cost $25 million per mile? I'm sure that is not accounting the unit itself . The anomalous $500 million Terminal hasn't been resolved up to the present time. How will the MIAA be able to afford to pay all these?
xDieselJockx no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 17th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #164
JustHorace
Couch Weight
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,700
Likes (Received): 573

Then again another great news...
Posted: 2:51 AM | Feb. 17, 2006


Legal issues hinder NAIA 3 opening, says MIAA chief



THE Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) is set to complete the unfinished portions of Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NIA) by the end of March but the terminal may not open yet for commercial operations because of legal issues, its top official said.

"The terminal is 98 percent completed and the two percent unfinished portion will be completed by March 31," said MIAA general manager Alfonso Cusi in an interview.

The MIAA is completing civil works to correct "the more than 40 construction defects" at the NAIA 3 identified by government consultants who looked into the terminal after the government took it over in December 2004.

"The schedule of the terminal's opening has yet to be decided," Cusi said. "We fear that there are legal issues that may be jeopardized if we open or do a dry run."

The legal impediment arises from a suit filed by Fraport AG, the German partner in Philippine International Air Terminals Co. (PIATCo), the Filipino-German consortium originally contracted to build and operate the terminal.

The Supreme Court and Malacañang nullified the PIATCo contract in 2002.

Fraport filed a $425-million claim against the Philippine government before a Washington arbitration court in September 2003. It also sued the Philippine government for $900 million.

Another suit was filed by PIATCo, which is asking an arbitration court in Singapore to order the Philippine government to compensate it $525 million for its investments.

The Department of Transportation and Communication earlier said it would operate the NAIA 3 in the first half of this year. A department official said the pending arbitration cases should not affect the timetable(right...).

"Pending the results of arbitration, the government has the option to open and operate the terminal even before the amount of just compensation is determined," Assistant Secretary Robert Castañares said. "We think public interest is paramount." Clarissa S. Batino, with INQ7.net
JustHorace no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th, 2006, 07:56 AM   #165
xXx carlos xXx
nice guy high
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,162
Likes (Received): 1

here is a video i discovered a while ago.... you'll see the three terminals.... although terminal three isnt very clear...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpJyj...ine%20airlines
xXx carlos xXx no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 13th, 2006, 04:13 AM   #166
normandb
BANNED
 
normandb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manila
Posts: 2,044
Likes (Received): 6

TERMINAL 3 of Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be ready for a soft opening on March 31 after remaining incomplete since its construction contract was nullified in 2003, the airport authority said.

Cebu Pacific Air will be the first airline to use the NAIA Terminal 3 with a flight to Hong Kong, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said.



Other local and foreign airlines are expected to move to the new terminal soon, MIAA officer-in-charge for planning and projects Liza Mascardo told a media briefing.

................


------------------------------
normandb no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 13th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #167
xXx carlos xXx
nice guy high
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,162
Likes (Received): 1

yipee, i hope that northwest will move to t3 as soon as possible... ill be flying northwest this may or july...
xXx carlos xXx no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 13th, 2006, 08:22 AM   #168
Manila-X
PINOY MOD
 
Manila-X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: MANILA
Posts: 14,445
Likes (Received): 2615

Hopefully T3 will SURELY be open then. Honestly, T1 is already outdated! T2 looks fine except they're only for PAL flights!
__________________
Manila X-Perience, My collection of images around Metro Manila

Representing The Pinoy Community here in SSC!
Manila-X no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 14th, 2006, 10:49 AM   #169
bustero
Registered User
 
bustero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5,580
Likes (Received): 10

Well Clark looks like it might be an up and comer sooner. We'll probably see a lot of press regarding this. Apparently they'll be going on a roadshow to drum up investor interest.

Among the highlights:
extension of runways from 3200 meter to 3800 meters, extension of seconce runway from 2800meters to 3200 meters

increase in tarmac for plane parking space

pasenger terminal increase up to 20 gates in first phase (5 years)

cargo terminal increase up to 20000sq.m. (5 years)

Clark is proposing a 20 year development plan that complements Manila International Airport. So MM will have two international gateways. Manila and Clark.
__________________
towards a livable city...
bustero no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 14th, 2006, 02:40 PM   #170
aranetacoliseum
animo lasalle
 
aranetacoliseum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Philippines
Posts: 1,272
Likes (Received): 40

thats gud!

clark and manila!!
__________________
IT'S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES
aranetacoliseum no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 16th, 2006, 02:46 AM   #171
JustHorace
Couch Weight
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,700
Likes (Received): 573

Terminal 3 to open in two weeks!!

NAIA-3 to open in 2 weeks
By Paolo Romero And Jose Rodel Clapano
The Philippine Star 03/16/2006

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA-3) will open in two weeks’ time but will cater only to regional flights until the facility can be fully operational, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said yesterday at a press conference.

The announcement came as the Supreme Court junked with finality the government’s second motion seeking to reverse the SC’s Dec. 19, 2005 decision ordering the government to pay the Philippine International Air Terminals Co. (Piatco) P3 billion before it could take over the operation of NAIA-3.

The high court’s en banc resolution dated Feb. 21, 2006 was released to the media only yesterday.

Ermita said the Palace would abide by the SC ruling ordering it to pay just compensation to Piatco.

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Alfonso Cusi said the money had already been set aside and placed in escrow at the Land Bank of the Philippines.

"We have placed money in escrow just to show that we are willing to pay," Ermita said.

He added though that the Palace would still insist on an independent valuation of the airport before paying Piatco.

Palace sources said the timetable for NAIA-3’s soft opening was hotly debated in a Cabinet meeting with President Arroyo pushing for the opening now and Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez insisting that all legal implications must be studied first.

Ermita disclosed that the timetable for the opening was completed by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), which is awaiting final approval from consultants, including TCGI Engineers.

He said the firm would give its report on the structural integrity of NAIA-3 on Monday.

"We just want that assurance (from TCGI) but we are really determined to open (the facility)," Ermita said.

Cusi disclosed that the MIAA has long been preparing for the soft opening of NAIA-3 in preparation for a test run on March 31. However, they will not be able to fully open the terminal immediately since the facility has yet to be fully completed.

After the soft opening, Takenaka Corp., Piatco’s sub-contractor, will finish the construction of the remaining two to three percent of the facility.

Cusi also said that Cebu Pacific will be the lone airline to participate in the soft opening and the terminal will initially service its regional flights to Hong Kong and Incheon, South Korea.

"Cebu Pacific has expressed its support for us on this," he said. "We can finish the work during the test run."

The other international airlines operating at the NAIA said that their position would depend on NAIA-3’s timetable for opening.

Leoncio Nakpil II, chairman of the Airline Operators Council (AOC), the organization of the station managers of the 29 international airlines at NAIA, said they will wait for the lease contracts to be issued to them by the government. After signing the lease contracts, they need a period of at least six months to construct their offices and ticket counters.

Ermita said those who oppose the opening of NAIA-3 were still worried by "some stumbling blocks" which could jeopardize the government’s case before international arbitration courts, including the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, where complaints about the government’s expropriation of the facility have been lodged.

Piatco, and its German partner, Fraport AG, are demanding $565 million and $465 million, respectively, from the government for NAIA-3, which was built under a deal in 1998.

Mrs. Arroyo, however, revoked the contract in 2002 after her legal advisers said the terms were unfavorable to the government. The case to expropriate NAIA-3 was filed in December 2004.

Fraport filed a case against the Philippine government before the ICSID while Piatco lodged a complaint before the Singapore-based International Court of Arbitration.

The SC upheld last year the government’s expropriation of the facility but ruled that due compensation must be given to the construction consortium.

Ermita said the executive branch also sought clarification from the SC on whether, upon payment of just compensation to Piatco, the government could enter into contracts with other airlines and concessionaires to lease space at the airport. — With reports from Rainier Allan Ronda


JustHorace no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2006, 06:10 PM   #172
evangelistik
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 162
Likes (Received): 2

http://www.philstar.com/philstar/News200603280402.htm


NAIA-3 ceiling collapses, delaying opening
By Rainier Allan Ronda
The Philippine Star 03/28/2006

Four days before its scheduled test run on Friday, part of the arrival area ceiling of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA-3) collapsed yesterday.

No one was injured when the ceiling caved in near the arrivals section, according to Angel Atutubo, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) assistant general manager for security.

Lawyer Oscar Paras Jr., MIAA assistant general manager, told reporters yesterday that Takenaka Corp., the Japanese firm subcontracted by the Philippine International Air Terminals Co. (Piatco) to build NAIA-3 in 1998, called yesterday to inform them that part of the ceiling had collapsed at around 9 a.m.

"They will have a lot of explaining to do," he added.

Paras said the MIAA had already alerted the Office of the Solicitor General and its lawyers handling cases before Philippine courts, as well as two arbitration courts in Singapore and the United States, about the accident.

"They are now on their way to inspect the terminal, particularly the area where the ceiling collapsed," Paras said.

The accident could affect the arbitration cases, particularly the one pending before the Pasay City regional trial court, which the Supreme Court has tasked to determine the amount of compensation to be paid by the government to Piatco, Paras said.

MIAA General Manager Alfonso Cusi immediately canceled the test run of the controversial terminal, set for March 31, upon learning of the incident.

"As of now, we are calling off any test runs scheduled at the end of the month, until such time that we are fully assured of the safety, not only of the area affected by the collapse, but of the entire terminal," he said in a statement.

"Of course, of paramount importance to us is the safety of the users of our terminals, which we cannot compromise."

Cusi said they have asked Takenaka to explain the circumstances behind the collapse of the ceiling in an area measuring between 80 to 100 square meters.

"We are also conducting our own independent investigation of the incident, considering the lives that may have been endangered because of the location where the collapse occurred," he said.

"We will report the outcome of our investigation as soon as it is ready. In the meantime, we shall continue to prepare the terminal for operation because you all know the same is not 100-percent complete," Cusi said.

At Malacañang, Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye Jr. assured the public that NAIA-3 "will be open within this year."

In a statement, Bunye — who was apparently unaware that a large part of the NAIA 3’s ceiling had collapsed — said the government would make sure that the terminal would be safe for commercial flight operations after it is opened.


"The Department of Transportation and Communications is making sure that the terminal will run smoothly and safely when opened to commercial operations," he said.

"We hope that the opening of Terminal 3 will build the confidence of the Filipino and be a source of optimism that indeed the country is moving forward despite efforts by a few to hold it back."

Bunye said upon instructions of Mrs. Arroyo the NAIA-3 would be "OFW-friendly" to service the needs of overseas of Filipino workers.

He did not answer questions from reporters about the accident at NAIA 3.

Two flights to Hong Kong via Cebu Pacific were supposed to have been the maiden trips for the new terminal, which is designed to handle 13 million passengers each year.

Meanwhile, Transportation Secretary Leandro Mendoza said yesterday that about half of his department’s P14.3-billion budget for this year will be used to construct, repair and rehabilitate airports nationwide.

Two airports — one in Iloilo and the other in Silay, Negros Occidental — are currently undergoing construction, he added.

Mendoza said both terminals will be "international standard airports."

The government is also thinking of putting up an international airport in Panglao, Bohol and in Busuanga, Palawan to cater to tourists, he added.

Mendoza said the two planned airports will be able to accommodate Boeing 737 or Airbus A320 jets.

"In Busuanga, we’re looking at the Malampaya money to build that airport, the share of the provincial government," he said.

Mendoza said the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is also doing some engineering studies in the construction of the Laguindingan airport in Misamis Occidental because funding has already been provided by the Korean Export Import Bank.

Laguindingan is approximately 90 kilometers away from Cagayan de Oro airport, he added.

Mendoza said there is a proposal to build a railway system to link Laguindingan Airport with the Cagayan de Oro seaport.

The railway system will be the start of the long-delayed Mindanao Rail project, he added.

Mendoza said the existing terminal at Diosdado Macapagal International Airport at Clark in Pampanga will also be upgraded.

It will involve the installment of two aerobridges, he added.

The $650-million terminal was built by a consortium that included Germany’s Fraport AG and was completed in 2002.

It has been mothballed for the past three years after President Arroyo said certain provisions of the contract were later found to be disadvantageous to the government.

The government said construction was also substandard and that changes had to be made.

The DOTC is making sure that the terminal will run smoothly and safely when opened to commercial operations.

The date for the launch of NAIA-3 — meant to ease passenger traffic in Metro Manila’s two existing terminals — has been announced and then postponed several times by the government.

Last month, the Supreme Court said the government could not begin to operate the terminal until it paid an initial P3 billion to the Fraport-led consortium.

Fraport is pursuing compensation through the World Bank, but the government rejected its request for $425 million.

The government said it would need an extra $6 million to refurbish the terminal before full operation can begin after engineers found more than 40 construction defects. — With Sandy Araneta, Paolo Romero, AFP
evangelistik no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2006, 05:04 AM   #173
normandb
BANNED
 
normandb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manila
Posts: 2,044
Likes (Received): 6

Google Earth pics of Manila - Ninoy Aquino International Airport

NAIA Terminal 1 (International)


NAIA Terminal 2 (International/Domestic)


NAIA Terminal 3 (International)
normandb no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2006, 05:34 AM   #174
Siopao
レジスタドユーザー
 
Siopao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 1,417
Likes (Received): 100

too bad that the clouds were blocking the view of MAKATI.. whhich sucks sooo badly.. I really wanted to see some Makati scrapers from satellite view.
Siopao no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2006, 05:36 AM   #175
JustHorace
Couch Weight
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,700
Likes (Received): 573

Beautiful! It's just shows how massive NAIA is..
JustHorace no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2006, 05:58 AM   #176
normandb
BANNED
 
normandb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manila
Posts: 2,044
Likes (Received): 6

Quote:
Originally Posted by Siopao
too bad that the clouds were blocking the view of MAKATI.. whhich sucks sooo badly.. I really wanted to see some Makati scrapers from satellite view.
i downloaded google earth. i will try to find one just for you. I will post it in 'Makati City ROS' asap

Last edited by normandb; June 10th, 2006 at 06:46 PM.
normandb no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2006, 06:40 PM   #177
oz.fil
ojjie, ojjie, ojjie!
 
oz.fil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: melbourne
Posts: 1,045
Likes (Received): 0

hey... i have google earth and my pictures dont turn out as good as that? what the hell lol . when i zoom in on manila its all yucky and really not detailed... i mean when i google earth my house here in melbourne its as clear as day... i wonder why...

far out, t3 should be open by now!!! oh well... it should be open by the end of the year anyway... if it isnt they should probably construct a brand new terminal...
__________________
STOP! You're invading my personal SPACE!
oz.fil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 1st, 2006, 07:31 AM   #178
_zner_
Optional Information
 
_zner_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ← Q City ←
Posts: 4,474
Likes (Received): 78

repost






_zner_ no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 1st, 2006, 08:00 AM   #179
Æsahættr
Registered User
 
Æsahættr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Minneapolis / Pittsburgh (Uni)
Posts: 2,937
Likes (Received): 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by oz.fil
hey... i have google earth and my pictures dont turn out as good as that? what the hell lol . when i zoom in on manila its all yucky and really not detailed... i mean when i google earth my house here in melbourne its as clear as day... i wonder why...

far out, t3 should be open by now!!! oh well... it should be open by the end of the year anyway... if it isnt they should probably construct a brand new terminal...
They updated imagery, it's not yucky anymore.
__________________
> flickr
>> Minneapolis | Manila | Cebu
Æsahættr no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 2nd, 2006, 09:48 AM   #180
musang
abed
 
musang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Doha
Posts: 826
Likes (Received): 25

Authorities urged to combat theft at Manila airport

appeared in the Gulf News today..

By Gilbert Felongco, Correspondent

Manila: A major international airline group has urged authorities to act on the worsening cases of baggage theft at the Manila international airport following complaints from a number of outbound passengers.

According to Leoncio Nakpil, chairman the 29-member Airline Operators Council (AOC), increasing cases of pilferage of outbound passengers' baggage is becoming a major concern of AOC.

Nakpil, an official in one of the airlines operating out of Manila's main Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), said that reports reaching the AOC placed the average number of luggage being reported pilfered at the Naia the at three each month.

"That's unacceptable to the airlines. There should actually be zero pilferage," Nakpil said, adding that these figures only represent the reported cases.
Dozens of incidents involving stolen baggage are believed to be unrecorded.
Nakpil said they have reason to believe that a syndicate is working at the airport.

Worsening situation
"They seem to know what luggage contain valuables," he said, adding that there is a possibility that the syndicate may have contact with people manning the x-ray machines scanning the bags and packages.

The worsening baggage pilferage at the Naia came to light after Amar Wali, the son of Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Manila, Mohammad Ameen Wali, discovered that he lost his expensive watch, a laptop and other valuables when he opened his baggage on arrival on June 20 in Dammam after taking Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV 867 out of Manila.

On discovering that his son lost his watch, Ambassador Wali promptly sent a letter of complaint to the airline's Manila office, which in turn wrote to airport authority chief Alfonso Cusi.

"This was not the first time we received complaint from passengers who travelled from Manila to Saudi Arabia arriving at their destination to find their baggage already opened and pilfered," Nasser Al Sadeh, station manager of Saudi Arabian Airlines in Manila wrote in his letter last June 22. Al Sadeh said in January, an outbound passenger lost his laptop from his checkin baggage.
musang no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
manila, south asian hub airport

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium