Out of the total expenditures, over Php 30 billion is accounted to flying operations. Jet fuel expenses is at Php 24.26 billion while maintenance reached Php 7.42 billion. Aircraft and traffic servicing expenses for landing fees, takeoff fees and ground handling expenses totalled Php 9.11 billion. From April to December 2013, Philippine Airlines conducted more than 17,000 roundtrip flights.
With the former Fort Bonifacio now a thriving commercial and residential area in the metropolis, the Bases Conversion Development Authority is looking to do the same with Poro Point in San Fernando, La Union. A former military base by the United States Armed Forces, the BCDA aims to transform this area into a residential, commercial, and business district.
After receiving a request from AirAsia Group owner Tony Fernandes to expand NAIA Terminal 4, the Department of Transportation and Communication will start delving into the proposal. DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said that they are still studying whether the project will be done by the government of via a public-private partnership.
The LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension Project will be awarded to the winning bidder by June 2014. This is what the Department of Transportation and Communication certified recently. The winning bidder must complete and start to operate the Php 64.9 billion project within 54 months after signing date or by December 2018. Entities that would like to submit their bids have until April 28 to do such.
To decongest traffic in Metro Manila, the Department of Transportation and Communication is putting up two commuter rail projects for bidding. DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said that the Integrated Luzon Railway and the North South Commuter Railway is still subject to clearance by the National Economic and Development Authority.
Manila North Tollways Corporation, operator of the North Luzon Expressway, is expecting an approval for the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road project within the first quarter of 2014. MNTC has once again partnered with the government-owned Philippine National Construction Corporation. PNCC will get a six percent share of gross revenues and will retain a 2.5 percent equity.