MANILA - The new "Manila international airport" that will be built in Bulacan will have its own mass transit system, the head of the conglomerate building the facility said on Thursday.
San Miguel Corp. president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said the Bulacan airport will have its own "express train" similar to the transit system in Hong Kong.
The express train is included in San Miguel's plans for the P735-billion project, Ang said in an interview with DZMM Teleradyo.
It will have 4 runways, 3 passenger terminals and can handle 100 million passengers per year, said Ang.
San Miguel and the Department of Transportation signed an agreement to build the new gateway on Wednesday.
When fully operational, the Bulacan airport is expected to help decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Ang said that with airlines no longer having to deal with the cost of runway congestion, airfares could go down by as much as half.
"Hindi po kamukha ngayon, ikot nang ikot ang mga eroplano. Kaliwa't kanan di maka-landing," Ang said. (Unlike today wherein planes have to keep circling and are unable to land.)
San Miguel aims to break ground for the new airport in December and expects to open it within five years