Philippines to Modernize Aging Manila Airport, Boost Capacity

  • Passenger traffic expected to grow almost 50% by 2037
  • Older facilities, long queues make the upgrade necessary

Workers collect carts at the dilapidated Ninoy Aquino international airport.

Photographer: Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

The Philippine government is considering bringing in investors to modernize Manila’s 33-year-old airport as President Benigno Aquino tries to upgrade the country’s infrastructure.

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