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July 20, 2020

Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Expansion Masterplan

Vertix Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd worked with an international team to develop a masterplan for the expansion of NAIA airport in Manila. This included capacity expansion within the 3 existing terminals and development of 2 new terminals and concept development for a People Mover System between the 3 terminals.

Vertix developed pedestrian and vehicular circulation design improvements to the existing terminals and at the new terminals, working closely with the architects. Our team also led an in-depth study of people mover system alternatives, evaluating APM, GRT, Bus and Light Rail alternatives for terminal connectivity both landside and airside. This included alignment studies, vehicle technology, station design and system costing.

To assess pedestrian movement, our team developed pedestrian simulation models of the land and air-side facilities at the new terminals. Modelling was used to optimize the design, evaluate sufficiency of customs and immigration facilities, and understand the level of service to expect following the renovations.

Additionally, our team worked closely with airport operations specialists, and the architects to develop landside vehicular circulation design for the new terminals and also to optimise existing terminals where congestion is currently a major issue.

The project activities resulted in a more efficient airport design from a passenger perspective.










Transport master planning, transport design, traffic demand forecast, mode share study, traffic design, study of people mover system, pedestrian simulation model.