Clark Airport eyes servicing carriers bound for the US


By Emmie Abadilla | Manila Bulletin

Clark International Airport Corp. is set to hold talks with more airlines to connect the North of Manila to the North American region.

“We are currently in negotiations with air carriers to connect Clark to North America,” announced CIAC President and CEO Alexander Cauguiran. However, he declined to name the airlines he is in discussions with.

The Clark International Airport (CRK) serves travelers coming from Regions 1 to 3 and the Camanava area (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Malabon) with a combined population of around 24.2 million.

The airport has already accommodated the international and domestic flights of Philippine Airlines, including daily flights to Caticlan, Cebu, Davao and daily international flights to Incheon in South Korea, along with AirAsia’s thrice weekly Clark-Kalibo flight set to begin late next month.

The flag-carrier is also set to launch its Palawan route via Puerto Princesa and Busuanga domestic flights by March 26.

In the next two to three years, CIAC intends to maximize the capacity of its existing terminal which can accommodate 4.2 million passengers per year.