THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) said the Clark airport is the pride of Central Luzon.
"A showcase of Central Luzon's natural landscape and cultural heritage, the Clark International Airport New Passenger Terminal Building is set to open as a world-class gateway to Asia this 2021," the agency said.
The new airport terminal is 1.5 kilometers away from the existing passenger terminal serving both domestic and international flights, with the boarding gates for each directionally color-coded.
The glorious peaks of Mt. Arayat and the Zambales mountains, considered as guardian gods of the province in folk tales, are the inspiration behind the new terminal, according to the D0Tr.
Inside, other attractions like Mt. Pinatubo and the tranquil Sacobia riverbed are also showcased as part of the terminal’s vibrant design.
Terminal building construction was accomplished by Megawide — GMR, structural design by Budji + Royals.
For the fit-out construction and interiors, the Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corp. appointed international design firm Populous, together with Casas + Architects.
The terminal has a capacity of eight million passengers per year. It has four-floor levels, 18 aerobridges, and a floor area of 110,000 square meters.
Earth tones and the central color of soft gray grace the terminal floors and pillars in the Check-in Hall.
Cool and soothing accents of green and blue are thrown in to emulate the greenery and Mt. Pinatubo’s crater lake, respectively, the DOTR said.