ADPI to conduct study into new terminal at Clark International Airport

By Charlotte Turner |

ADPI (Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris, has been asked by the Philippine authorities to carry out feasibility and development studies for a new terminal at Clark International Airport (formerly known as Diosdado Macapagal International Airport).


A former US air base located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, the site is about ninety kilometres to the north of Manila. Clark International Airport has been open to commercial traffic since 1993.


Once completed, the terminal is set to reach a capacity of 15m passengers per year. It will be dedicated to serving low-cost airlines, the rapid expansion of which is a major contributing factor in the growth of air traffic in the Philippines.


“The new terminal will meet two needs,” says ADPI. “Firstly, to improve access to the highly-populated northern part of Luzon, secondly, to relieve some of the pressure on Manila’s airport, which is already saturated.



“This should better ensure the continuous functioning of the capital city, which is frequently affected by heavy flooding.”


For Guillaume Sauvé, CEO of ADPI: “Mainly dedicated to low-cost airlines, this new project, which is notable for its challenging requirements in terms of performance and efficiency, goes right to the core expertise of ADPI’s teams. It will strengthen ADPI’s foothold in Asia, where much of the growth in global air traffic is set to come from over the coming years.”


The project constitutes an important component of the economic development strategy of the Philippines. It will be financed by FASEPEtudes, which is a development aid fund managed by the French government. It will also contribute to the strengthening of economic ties between the two countries, and build on the foundations laid during recent official visits by the French Prime Minister and Foreign Trade Minister.


Aéroports de Paris Group has maintained a presence in the Philippines since the 1990s, when it conducted studies and undertook the works supervision for Terminal 2 at Manila International Airport.



ADPI is a French engineering company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris. It is involved at an international level in architectural activities, major regeneration projects (airports, urban expansion) and complex building projects (airport terminals, stadiums, high-rise towers, theatres, etc.)


Formed in 2000, ADPI is at present simultaneously engaged in more than 100 projects worldwide. In 2012, its turnover stood at €65m.


Aéroports de Paris builds, develops and manages airports including Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget.


In 2012, Aéroports de Paris handled almost 89m passengers, 2.3 million tonnes of freight and mail in Paris, and 40 million passengers in airports abroad.


Aéroports de Paris Group is pursuing its strategy of adapting and modernising its terminal facilities and upgrading quality of services; the Group also intends to develop its retail and real estate businesses. In 2012, Group revenue stood at €2,640m and net income at €341m.


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