Clark International Airport (CIA) in the Philippines was able to resume operations on 25 April, three days after the passenger terminal and air traffic control (ATC) tower were damaged by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake.
According to an official at the airport, who spoke to Jane’s on condition of anonymity, broken glass panels in the ATC tower were replaced the following day, while repairs to the passenger terminal were completed within 48 hours.
“Communications equipment at ATC was not damaged and this made it possible for the contractors to work round the clock,” the source said, adding that it was not possible to comment on whether a thorough construction engineering analysis was carried out to access the damage to the airport.
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