An iconic walkway and convenient jump-off point from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 in Pasay City to reach other parts of the metropolis will soon be completed.
"Finishing works is currently in progress at Runway Manila, a 220-meter modern pedestrian bridge project that will connect NAIA-3 to the Newport City in preparation for its opening within this April 18," Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said.
"Runway Manila, which constructed 17.8 meters above Andrews Avenue will allow the average person to walk the distance between the airport and Newport City in less than ten minutes," he added.
The P1.5 Billion facility was initiated and financed by the Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. (TIHGI) as part of the private sector commitment to champion Philippine tourism.
"About 2,000 persons at any time may soon use for free 24/7 the fully air-conditioned walkway equipped with elevators and walkalators designed to accommodate elderly and persons with disabilities," Villar said.
Committed not only to reduce vehicular traffic congestion but also to ensure mobility and liveability in the city, Runway Manila will improve the NAIA-3 arrival and departure experience and will contribute immensely in boosting the image of the Philippines as a travel destination.
“With the solid support of the government, it is indeed our pleasure to unveil this great convenience to all who will use it,” said Kingson Sian, President & CEO, TIHGI. “It is a major leap forward in our quest to help the government establish the Philippines as a popular tourist destination not just in the region, but in the world.”