This article also mentions when PR plans to deploy its new aircraft. Interesting times for the upcoming year.
No "parts arriving" notation yet for ln 221, PR's first A359... IGW frame scheduled to be delivered in June 2018. Any official Airbus A359 production list with currently updated entries in the public domain?
T2 isn't exactly spacious, and a two-storey lounge would be quite massive...... And a Q2 completion sounds a bit too optimistic, given how big it sounds like it's going to be.
They've probably been working on it...the structure is there already...they may only need to modify an existing stairwell or cut open a floor to visually and physically connect spaces and execute the design.
my biggest fear about a new airport (whether in Sangley or Bulakan) is that if NAIA will be made less crap and is expanded to support 50 million passengers a year (as the super-consortium wants do), the new gatewaymight end up becoming a disused airport (a la Mirabel) if the proper transport links are not established. Manila might not be able to support two airports (unless MNL becomes an all-domestic/turboprop/general aviation airport), and the fact that the DOTr doesn't want SMC to force existing airlines to move operations to Bulakan might not bode well for the proposed new airport.
That is precisely the rationale for the NAIA/Clark two-airport scheme. If Bulakan cannot stand alone on its own by the time the first phase is finished, then it runs the risk of being a white elephant. The NEDA/ICC have their work cut out for them.
The government should sell the land to developers and close NAIA. The money from the sale will help pay for the new airport. Sangley seems a much better alternative since much closer to Manila.
While I agree that Sangley is well positioned in terms of accessibility (still need a causeway and an expanded link to CAVITEX) it remains the most expensive option and proceeds from that sale would be nowhere near what is required to build a completely operating airport on reclaimed land...which by itself would take years to stabilize. And the country is not exactly swimming in cash.
I have a feeling they are using the space that separates the North Wing and the South Wing (the big circle).
If the Super Consortium
gets selected, I don't think they would still go ahead with PAL's proposed Annex
. Which is why this photoshopped concept remains intriguing.....
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They could build two new adjunct wings (each with its independent departure/arrival halls, immigration/customs, security checks and baggage claims) on each concourse end of T2
(which reverts to its original domestic role) for international airlines and let PAL (and/or 5J
) consolidate its operations at T1
. They then could just connect to T1 via a secure, sterile bridge from what was the cargo facility before, after deleting the rest of the scheme on T1's existing apron. This could solve all the gate and apron space problems for the airlines' ever expanding fleets.
of the tiger
is watching developments intently, ready to pounce..... https://scontent.fmnl3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5ADAFA3B
Wonder what this building's function would be after renovations
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reports that turboprop ops in the country have increased significantly.....https://centreforaviation.com/insights/ ... tes-391946
I hope Cessna's SkyCourier
also finds its way here to fly P2P leisure destinations and tertiary airports that would otherwise be without reliable air service.