New Manila International Airport

The New Manila International Airport (Filipino: Bagong Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Maynila), also known as the Bulacan International Airport, is a proposed airport through an unsolicited proposal by the San Miguel Corporation to be built in the coastal areas of Bulakan, Bulacan, 35 kilometers north of the city of Manila. It will replace the overcrowded Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).[1][2]

New Manila International Airport

Bagong Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Maynila
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of the Philippines[1]
OperatorSan Miguel Aerocity Inc.[2]
ServesCentral Luzon and Greater Manila Area
LocationBarangay Taliptip, Bulakan, Bulacan
Coordinates14°44′49.06″N 120°53′19.6″E / 14.7469611°N 120.888778°E / 14.7469611; 120.888778Coordinates: 14°44′49.06″N 120°53′19.6″E / 14.7469611°N 120.888778°E / 14.7469611; 120.888778
New Manila International Airport is located in Philippines
New Manila International Airport
New Manila International Airport
Location in the Philippines

The proposed airport will be built on a 2,500-hectare coastal property as part of an envisioned 12,000 hectare township that features a residential zone, government center, seaport and an industrial zone.[3] The ₱735.634-billion airport development will cover the passenger terminal building with airside and landside facilities as well as an airport toll road and railway.


The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board approved the unsolicited proposal April 26, 2018 [4] and negotiation report on the Concession Agreement (CA) on December 21, 2018. Under the approved terms, the concession agreement includes a no government guarantee or any form of subsidy from the state.[5]

The project will have a final review of the Office of the Solicitor-General (OSG) and the Department of Finance (DOF) before it will undergo a Swiss challenge where other prospective companies will compete against the San Miguel Corporation proposal. As the original project proponent, SMC has the right to match any bid by its competitors. The Department of Transportation, the implementing agency for the project, eyes to finish Swiss challenge for Bulacan airport project by the first quarter of 2019.[6]

On July 31, 2019, the Swiss challenge period ended, with no rival bids.[7] With this, SMC was expected to be awarded the project.[8]

On August 13, 2019, SMC tapped 3 international firms, Groupe ADP Ingénierie, Meinhardt Group and Jacobs Engineering Group (the same makers of Singapore Changi Airport, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Charles de Gaulle Airport) to build and design the airport.[9]

On September 18, 2019, San Miguel Corporation through its unit, San Miguel Aerocity Inc. awarded the ₱734-billion deal of the project by the Department of Transportation after both firms signed a concession agreement for the building of the new airport at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark Freeport Zone.[1][2] The airport will be fully owned by the Philippine government under a "build-operate-transfer" program[1] with DOTr allowed the SMC unit to build, maintain, and operate the airport without a funding by the government.[2] Its groundbreaking is expected to start on December.[2]

Airport facilitiesEdit

The proposed airport will feature at least four runways, expandable to six.[10][11] It will have a capacity of 100 million passengers per year when fully built, which is about three times larger than the current capacity of NAIA.[12]

It will also be connected to Metro Manila by an airport toll road with connections to the North Luzon Expressway and Radial Road 10, and a railway.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "San Miguel, DOTr sign deal to build new Bulacan airport". ABS-CBN News. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Lopez, Melissa Luz (18 September 2019). "Bulacan airport deal signed, construction to start December". CNN Philippines. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  3. ^ Bulacan airport to revive 12,000 has. of coastline
  4. ^ SMC’s airport proposal, 7 other projects get NEDA Board approval
  5. ^ NEDA Board approves negotiation report on P735-B Bulacan airport
  6. ^ DOTr eyes to finish Swiss challenge for Bulacan airport project by Q1 2019
  7. ^ Camus, Miguel R. "SMC bags Bulacan airport project". Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  8. ^ "SMC seen to bag Bulacan airport project this week". Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  9. ^ "SMC partners with international firms to build Bulacan airport". CNN Philippines. 13 August 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  10. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "LOOK: New Manila International Airport in Bulacan proposed design released". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  11. ^ a b "SMC gears up for P734-B airport project". Manila Bulletin Business. Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  12. ^ Camus, Miguel R. "SMC bags Bulacan airport project". Retrieved 2019-08-12.

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