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Transforming NAIA into a FIRST-WORLD gateway

Metro Manila, as the nation’s capital region, deserves a gateway befitting its status as the prime business and cultural hub in the country.

Drawing on our tried and tested expertise building and operating the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Megawide submitted a Php109-billion proposal to modernize, redevelop, and expand Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The delivery of the new MCIA led into the transformation of Cebu into an international destination, and spread economic growth beyond the confines of the airport. This has become a source of pride, not only to Cebu, but to the whole country and the Duterte administration.

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Under our management:

  • MCIA’s passenger capacity increased to close to 13 million passengers in 2019 from just 6.5 million passengers in 2014.
  • Our international and domestic network grew, allowing 26 international and 35 domestic destinations to be served by 26 airline partners from just 11 in 2014.

Proposed by MEGAWIDE GMR, developers of the award-winning Mactan-Cebu International Airport

These efforts were recognized by different international and domestic award giving bodies. Some of our awards for MCIA include

  • The Medium Airport of the Year in Asia Pacific by the CAPA Center for Aviation among airports with over 10 million annual passengers in 2018
  • Regional Airport of the Year in 2016 by CAPA, recognizing it as a leader in advancing the local aviation industry
  • The World Architecture Festival in the Completed Buildings-Transport category in 2019
  • Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors) Awards – Architecture and Allied Arts of the Philippine government this 2020

NAIA is presently under pressure to serve 45 million passengers per year. It has exceeded its design capacity of 31 million passengers per year. This has resulted to numerous flight delays, congested passenger terminals, and exasperated passengers.

We will gradually expand NAIA’s capacity to accommodate 65 million passengers per year.

To decongest the four terminals, we will increase capacity in both airside and landside facilities, facilitate faster movement between terminals, and improve passenger experience and comfort.

Phasing Plan

Phase 1 (Year 1):
  • Renovate existing airside and landside facilities
Phase 2 (Years 2 to 3):
  • Relocate and replicate existing facilities, construct a new terminal, and enhance parking facilities
Phase 3 (Years 3 to 9):
  • Enhancement of passenger terminals, and additional parking facilities
  • Construction of a rail-based people mover system (PMS)

These will be done under the 25-year contractual arrangements of the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law.

Our strength and expertise

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Through the years, Megawide has consistently showed and proved that it has the financial capacity, as well as technical and management capability, to undertake major national infrastructure projects.

We will use our experience building infrastructure projects like the passenger terminals in Mactan-Cebu and Clark, as well as operating MCIA, to deliver our promise of having a first class gateway that Manila deserves.

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Megawide has both in-house and external financing plans, the expertise, and the integrity to deliver on all phases of the NAIA transformation project, just like we did for MCIA.

We partnered with GMR, a world leading airport developer, in developing and operating MCIA. We will do the same for NAIA.

By combining our strengths, we put our proven talents into good use: serving our people, serving our country.

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Q and A

Key Q & A

What can the public expect from the project?

  • We will modernize, redevelop, and expand Ninoy Aquino International Airport to decongesting the four terminals.
  • This we will do by increasing capacity in both airside and landside facilities, facilitating faster movement between terminals, and improving passenger experience and comfort.
  • We will do this in phases: We will immediately renovate existing airside and landside facilities. On years two and three, we will relocate and replicate existing facilities, construct a new terminal, and enhance parking facilities. Passenger terminals will be enhanced, additional parking facilities built, and a rail-based people mover system (PMS) constructed to connect the terminals on years three to nine.
Cost

How much will the project cost?

  • The NAIA transformation project will cost Php 109 billion.
Megawide

What can the public expect from the project?

  • Megawide is a Filipino construction company with extensive experience in building infrastructure projects such as the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, as well as the new passenger terminal in Clark International Airport.
  • GMR, a world leading airport developer, is Megawide’s partner for Mactan-Cebu International Airport. We plan to replicate our success there in positively turning around NAIA.
  • Under our management, MCIA grew its route and airline network, as well as passenger volume.
  • These efforts were recognized by different international and domestic award giving bodies. Some of our awards include the Medium Airport of the Year in Asia Pacific by the CAPA Center for Aviation among airports with over 10 million annual passengers in 2018. Also, CAPA hailed MCIA as the Regional Airport of the Year in 2016, recognizing it as a leader in advancing the local aviation industry. In 2019, MCIA won in the World Architecture Festival – Completed Buildings-Transport category. The Philippine government also recognized MCIA in the Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors) Awards – Architecture and Allied Arts this year
Employees

What will happen to existing NAIA employees in the transformation project?

  • We enthusiastically support President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s desire to deliver better infrastructure and we know in these days of economic uncertainty, infrastructure development is key towards economic recovery and providing jobs for our fellow Filipinos.
  • Just like what we did in MCIA, all organic NAIA employees will be offered employment in the new NAIA because we see value in their knowledge of airport services.
  • Those who accept the offers will enjoy benefits equal or possibly more than the benefits they were receiving from the MIAA. Any employees who transfer to Megawide will also be protected against retrenchments within a certain period.
  • We will also invest in a state-of-the-art aviation and airport training facility for the NAIA and would prioritize regular and contractual employees. This is in line with our short term focus of training NAIA employees with the end goal of deliver first-world services and operations within the first phase of operations.