The general manager of a premier tourism estate here described as “economically beneficial” the plans of Cebu Pacific (CEB) and Philippine Airlines (PAL) to launch new flights at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga.
In a statement, Mike Jawad of the Filinvest Mimosa said “we see the move as economically beneficial for Clark and its environs as it has the potential to add value to businesses, particularly the hotels and to logistics management services.”
”We at Quest Hotel and Conference Center look forward to speaking with the airline companies to forge partnerships with them,” said Jawad.
“With this development, we aren’t simply looking at the how it can benefit only our property, but all businesses in Clark and Pampanga, and how we can work together to make our place a preferred travel destination in the Philippines,” he added.
Earlier, Flag Carrier PAL will reportedly start offering domestic flights at the CIA in November 2016. One of the flights is the Clark-Caticlan route, the most preferred flight to Boracay Island, the country’s top tourism destination.
The CEB used to fly to Cebu via the CIA three times a week. It will offer six-times-a-week flight to Cebu starting December 16.
The Gokongwei-led airline will start 10-times-a- week flights to Hong Kong by next month.