Boracay now reachable from Clark via PAL

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Inaugural Flight launch. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade (center) leads the ribbon cutting ceremony formally launching the inaugural flight of flag-carrier Philippine Airlines from the Clark International Airport (CRK) to Caticlan on Friday, December 16, 2016. Joining him are (L-R, front): Atty. Roberto Lim, DOTr Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports; Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) Acting President and CEO Alexander Cauguiran; PAL Express (PALEx) President Bonifacio Sam; and, Department of Tourism Undersecretary Benito Bengzon Jr.; (L-R, back) PAL VP for Revenue Management Dina May Flores; PAL Commercial Group Head David Lim; PAL VP for Sales Ryan Uy; and PAL VP for Marketing Ria Domingo. PAL now flies daily between Clark and Caticlan, the closest airport to the island paradise of Boracay. –Jojo Due   

Cake ceremony. PAL Express (PALEx) President Bonifacio Sam (2nd from left) cuts the cake celebrating the inaugural flight of Philippine Airlines (PAL) from the Clark International Airport (CRK) to Caticlan on Friday, December 16, 2016. Looking on are (L-) Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) Acting President and CEO Alexander Cauguiran; Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade; PAL Commercial Group Head David Lim; and, Atty. Roberto Lim, DOTr Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports. PAL now flies daily between Clark and Caticlan, the closest airport to the island paradise of Boracay.–Jojo Due