Press Release
January 5, 2021


With the franchise, we are confident that SMC, the proponent of the airport project, will hit the ground running so that we can begin our countdown to the 10-year construction period of the brand-new international hub, at no cost to the government.

After the expiration of the 50-year franchise, the ownership of the airport will be turned over to government - again, free of cost.

When it has been determined that the developer has fully recovered its investment even during the period of the franchise, the government shall be entitled to the amount in excess of the internal rate of return of 12 percent per annum.

Coming at a time when the economy is badly impaired by the COVID-19 pandemic, we see the potential of this project in generating local jobs and drawing the interest of investors.

The new airport will take the pressure off our often notoriously-packed NAIA terminals and improve the country's accessibility to tourists and locals alike who can now explore the archipelago with much ease.

We are building this airport not just for the present, but for the future - to carry passengers who haven't been born, to handle planes yet to be built, to keep up with the increasing need for air connectivity.

We trust the grantee of this franchise will go above and beyond in terms of servicing the public, as we keep a close watch on the development of this project.(

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