MANILA—Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Transportation Secretary Art Tugade have announced that the construction of a pedestrian bridge directly linking the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 (T3) with Newport City is on track and due to open in the first half of next year.
“Runway Manila is designed to accommodate up to 2,000 persons at any time, or up to 216,000 individuals per day. The bridge is for the benefit and free use of the public,” Villar said in a statement.
“Once completed, Runway Manila will allow the average person to walk the distance between the airport and Newport City in less than 10 minutes,” he added.
Runway Manila is a 220-meter elevated bridge that stands 17.8 meters above Andrews Ave. The project is being developed in cooperation with the Travellers International Hotel Group.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), NAIA T3 has the capacity to handle 13 million international passengers annually.
Runway Manila will be an enclosed, air-conditioned bridge, with PWD-friendly facilities, such as moving walkways and elevators. It will have a modern, eye-catching design, which may be an iconic landmark in the Pasay City skyline.
“The Duterte Administration is fully committed not only to reduce vehicular traffic congestion but also to ensure mobility and livability of our cities. Rest assured, this will not be the last. There would be more bicycle lanes, pedestrian-friendly facilities constructed,” Tugade said.
“It is a privilege to collaborate with the government to enhance the overall travel experience in our country,” said Kingson Sian, President and CEO of the Travellers International Hotel Group.
“Runway Manila is part of our commitment to champion Philippine tourism and to contribute in nation building,” he added.