Philippine Growth

Expansion of the terminal at Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) in the Philippines (formerly Clark AFB) is now complete with the structure fully able to deal with two million passengers a year. Floor area has risen from 57,750 sq ft (5,365m2) to 67,589 sq ft (6,279m2) providing enough space for an extra immigration counter, five more airline ticketing offices and an enlarged concessions area. Another conveyor belt in the check-in lobby has been added along with an additional belt in baggage reclaim. The latest X-ray scanning machines have been installed together with CCTV, back-up generators and a new flight information display system.
DMIA currently handles up to 60 international flights a week by Air Asia, Asiana, China Southern, Hong Kong Express and Tiger Airways as well as domestic services by Asian Spirit, Cebu Pacific and Seair. The airport operator, Clark International Air Corporation is expected to begin work on a Terminal 2 project by the end of this year.
Cebu Pacific is to open a new hub operation at DMIA this year, flying to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Taipei. Traffic is expected to grow at a pace of 7% or more per year as a result of these improvements.