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sure there are jet-setters here or any involved in the industry.may i just ask any airport in the world with twin runways capable of simultaneous landing. SFO?LAX?Incheon?
 

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nawala na kasi si theabe kaya tumahimik na...saka sa kabila na nagtatalo ng PAL airport... :lol:
busy sa kanyang bus company na 130 pesos ang pamasahe :lol:
 

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Clark gets 5-millionth passenger in 9 years

Nov 22, 2012


Clark Airport’s 5-millionth passenger Limwel Rivera is welcomed by Luciano (right) and CIAC vice president Reynaldo Catacutan.

Photo by Ric Gonzales

CLARK FREEPORT
- Band music struck the air shortly after midnight here Wed-nesday, as officials welcomed a resident of Taguig City as the five-millionth passenger since the Clark International Airport (CIA) started operations in this freeport in 2003.

“Our five-millionth passenger is another historic event for the Clark Airport since we started commercial operations,” Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and chief executive officer Victor Jose Luciano said.

“It is a phenomenal growth for Clark Airport, as we expect more passengers and airlines to come in the coming years,” Luciano added.

Taguig City resident Limwel Rivera, who arrived on board a Cebu Pacific from a vacation in Macau, was taken by surprise when Luciano welcomed and announced to him he was the airport’s five-millionth passenger.

Rivera was led to some awarding ceremonies the airport’s arrival area, and was showered with gifts consisting of an overnight stay for two at Resorts World and Fontana Leisure Park, a roundtrip international flight to any destination covered by Cebu Pacific, a one year exemption from Terminal Fee, and free accommodations to Bohol, Cagayan De Oro and Banawe courtesy of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, a plaque citing him as Clark’s 5-millionth passenger and a Clark cap described by Luciano as “the most important among the awards.”

Luciano said “as you can see Mr. Rivera is from Taguig and we target passengers from North and Central Luzon and areas in Metro Manila.”

“Put out the word to your friends how great the Clark airport is,” Luciano told Rivera amid thunderous applause from his friends.

Rivera, who was on board a Cebu Pacific Air flight from Macau, said “I have been using the Clark Airport.” The distributor was on a group tour with his fellow workers at the Metro Manila-based DXN Networking.

The 27-year-old DXN distributor stressed that “I hope though the infrastructures, including trains (connecting Clark to Metro Manila) will be done to make travel easier and more comfortable.”

Luciano said even before hosting passenger commercial flights in 2003, CIA has been hub hosting cargo operations since April 2002 after the opening of the intra-Asia hub of United Parcel Service (UPS).

“The start of commercial flight operations in 2003 revolutionized travel and tourism in Clark and set-off an influx of Korean tourists in the country, boosting tourist arrivals in Central and Northern Luzon,” Luciano said.

In June 2007, the Clark airport counted its one-millionth passenger via Asiana Airlines while on October 24 this year, the airport received its one-millionth passenger only for 2012 via AirAsia Philippines.

Luciano said he expected “an increase and steady flow of travellers, tourists, balikbayans and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) this month and in December in time for the holidays.”

Philippines AirAsia is set to launch its inaugural flughts to Singapore on December 15 and Taipei on December 16.

“At the rate we’re going, we expect to service close to 1.4 million passengers by yearend,” Luciano also said.

Clark Airport is the only airport in the country that has eight budget carriers: AirAsia Philippines, AirAsia Berhad of Malaysia, South East Asian Airlines (Seair) in partnership with Tiger Airways of Singapore, Cebu Pacific Air, Jin Air, Airphil Express and Zest Air, while full-service carriers include Asiana Airlines and Hong Kong-based Dragonair.

The CIA was recently chosen as “3rd Best Airport Zone” in the world by the London-based Financial Times Group. It was also named the “Low Cost Airport of the Year” in 2006 by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) and also got the “Airport of the Year” award for 2007 by the Frost & Sullivan held at the Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense Awards Banquet in Singapore.

At the same time, Luciano also said Singapore’s SIA Engineering Philippines is set to break ground for the construction of two hangars this December 2012 to boost its already existing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service facility here.

The hangars will accommodate twin-aisle aircraft such as the B747 and B777 in addition to the existing hangar, established in 2009, that services narrow-bodied aircrafts. SIA Engineering is a joint venture project between SIA Engineering of Singapore and Cebu Pacific Air.

On June 5, 2012, Hong Kong-based aviation company Metrojet Engineering, the leading business jet operator in Asia, inaugurated its $40 million MRO facility at the aviation complex in this Freeport, Luciano also said.

The CIAC management has also proposed to officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) the setup of a Budget LCC Terminal that would initially accommodate an approximate 10 million passengers annually.

“The proposed Budget LCC Terminal will be similar to the budget terminal at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia,” Luciano added.

By Ding Cervantes and Joey Pavia
kala ko ba malayo ang clark airport sa metro manila pero ito, taga taguig pero nag clark sya instead of NAIA na ang lapit lang sa taguig
 

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sure there are jet-setters here or any involved in the industry.may i just ask any airport in the world with twin runways capable of simultaneous landing. SFO?LAX?Incheon?
Definitely SFO. In fact, SFO has four runways (two sets of parallel runways intersecting at each other at 90-degree angles) in which flights can depart and land simultaneously with good precision. The only problem: when the fog rolls in, and mix it with rain, it could mean poor visibility at the airport, especially for landing flights (because such flights take a Bay-to-Bridge approach in order to land at the runway, causing delays, if not cancelations. Beyond that, it is indeed a great airport, and it has a sister airport right across the Bay, at Oakland.
 

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Definitely SFO. In fact, SFO has four runways (two sets of parallel runways intersecting at each other at 90-degree angles) in which flights can depart and land simultaneously with good precision. The only problem: when the fog rolls in, and mix it with rain, it could mean poor visibility at the airport, especially for landing flights (because such flights take a Bay-to-Bridge approach in order to land at the runway, causing delays, if not cancelations. Beyond that, it is indeed a great airport, and it has a sister airport right across the Bay, at Oakland.
Yup, interesting how the layout of SFO is.

http://www.flysfo.com/web/export/si...bout/news/pressres/maps/artwork/SFOlayout.pdf

The second runway at Clark is only 45 meters wide (Runway 02L/20R). The primary one is 60 meters wide (Runway 02R/20L). Am not sure how far apart they are from each other but you can't land two widebodies simultaneously. According to the wikipedia entry, the second runway is currently used for Visual Flight Rules (VFR) only since the navigational aids and lighting facilities present in the primary runway have not yet been installed.
 

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Yup, interesting how the layout of SFO is.

http://www.flysfo.com/web/export/si...bout/news/pressres/maps/artwork/SFOlayout.pdf

The second runway at Clark is only 45 meters wide (Runway 02L/20R). The primary one is 60 meters wide (Runway 02R/20L). Am not sure how far apart they are from each other but you can't land two widebodies simultaneously. According to the wikipedia entry, the second runway is currently used for Visual Flight Rules (VFR) only since the navigational aids and lighting facilities present in the primary runway have not yet been installed.
If that's the case, how much would it cost to expand the runway width of Rwy 02L/20R plus installing the navigational aids so that it can be used too for wide bodies? Plus, what is the ILS level for the main runway like (e.g. ILS Category 1, 2, 3)?
 

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If that's the case, how much would it cost to expand the runway width of Rwy 02L/20R plus installing the navigational aids so that it can be used too for wide bodies? Plus, what is the ILS level for the main runway like (e.g. ILS Category 1, 2, 3)?
Ah, that is not my expertise. For sure zidlakan will have something important to add, if he is reading this thread. Or you can ask litigs and arianespace for their opinion on this.

If Clark puts up the third runway, then you can easily land simultaneously on the first and third runway. But that is still a long way off. The existing runway can still handle so many more additional passenger movements that the third will probably still be in the planning stage for a couple of years.
 

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Ah, that is not my expertise. For sure zidlakan will have something important to add, if he is reading this thread. Or you can ask litigs and arianespace for their opinion on this.

If Clark puts up the third runway, then you can easily land simultaneously on the first and third runway. But that is still a long way off. The existing runway can still handle so many more additional passenger movements that the third will probably still be in the planning stage for a couple of years.
That's all right. Hopefully, that will be answered soon.

Also, I wonder if other carriers will start service at CRK as well on top of the existing carriers serving it. Will it be possible for like Uni Air to serve CRK, as well as a Japanese LCC like Peach or Jetstar Japan?
 

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Yup, interesting how the layout of SFO is.

http://www.flysfo.com/web/export/si...bout/news/pressres/maps/artwork/SFOlayout.pdf

The second runway at Clark is only 45 meters wide (Runway 02L/20R). The primary one is 60 meters wide (Runway 02R/20L). Am not sure how far apart they are from each other but you can't land two widebodies simultaneously. According to the wikipedia entry, the second runway is currently used for Visual Flight Rules (VFR) only since the navigational aids and lighting facilities present in the primary runway have not yet been installed.
using wikimapia, the distance between CRK runways is 1400 ft. center to center.

on airliners.net's forum...
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/tech_ops/read.main/230746/
minimum clearance is
"2,500 feet for (parallel (staggered) ILS approaches, and 4,300 feet for simultaneous (wingtip to wingtip) ILS approaches."
 

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kala ko ba malayo ang clark airport sa metro manila pero ito, taga taguig pero nag clark sya instead of NAIA na ang lapit lang sa taguig
Just because a taguig resident flew out of Clark means it definitely killed that notion about Clark being too far from Manila. It also has something to do with LCC cheaper service package and since the passenger can get a cheaper fare, if they are really not in that hurry, they would not mind the commute to Clark especially if their trip is going to Singapore or perhaps Icheon then sure, some wouldn't mind the trip when you do not have to haul a luggage or two that you needed to check in. Some just wouldn't mind that and be in an airport with lesser international and domestic passengers like NAIA.
 

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na.post na ba ito?

FS for the Master Devt Plan of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport


Source KOICA
http://philkofa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=58&Itemid=217
Yep, na post na ito even two years back pa. Okay naman ang design. Hindi nga lang matuloy tuloy.
Isn't this what will be Terminal 2 for DMIA?

It's still too small (less than 5 airbridges). You can't have a premier international gateway with a terminal that looks smaller than NAIA Terminal 2.
 

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Isn't this what will be Terminal 2 for DMIA?

It's still too small (less than 5 airbridges). You can't have a premier international gateway with a terminal that looks smaller than NAIA Terminal 2.
that's the expansion of the current terminal planned back then... notice the location...

they're still expanding it right now; i think the bidding will be next month... but with a budget of around Php 300-million it'll only be for the expansion of immigration and baggage area; no addition of jetways...
 

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^^ From what I saw during my flight from Clark last October 26, the immigration and security area has been expanded already for the departing passengers but wasn't open yet.
 

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^^ When will CRK start construction of jet bridges, if not already? Plus, how many more baggage reclaim counters will be added in anticipation of more flights by AirAsia Philippines?
 
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