CebPac’s CRK expansion will improve connectivity: DOTr exec

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE – Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary Bobby Lim has lauded Cebu Pacific for having “taken the initiative to operate more flights” out of the Clark International Airport, a move that will “improve connectivity.”

Lim said: “This first, post-pandemic international flight by a local airline out of Clark can be rightfully claimed by Cebu Pacific.”

Cebu Pacific is among the first local airlines launch local and international flights in and out of the Clark International Airport even before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cebu Pacific President and Chief Commercial Officer Xander Lao says the local airline will launch flights to 13 routes from Clark International Airport beginning this March to June, the first initiative to operate more flights out of Clark airport after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. formally opened the new passenger terminal in September last year. Lao said eight domestic flights and five international routes will be operational this coming summer. –Photo by Deng Pangilinan

Last year, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. formally opened the new Clark airport terminal which can accommodate 8 million passengers annually.

Lim said the CebPac’s expansion in Clark “is a significant step towards maximizing the use of Clark as it was intended for – a gateway to Central and Northern Luzon, as well as alternative to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Speaking before Clark airport officials and Cebu Pacific top executives, Lim said, “Today, we go beyond speaking of decongesting NAIA. I hope this will be followed by more flights to other local and foreign destinations out of Clark.”

“Cebu Pacific has taken the lead to operate more flights out of Clark, not only to develop Clark, but to improve connectivity,” said Lim.

Clark airport is the 3rd busiest airport in the country after Cebu-Mactan International Airport and NAIA.
“I encourage Cebu Pacific passengers departing or arriving at this airport to spread the word of your pleasant airport experience. We hope this revival of Clark airport operations will continue its momentum,” according to Lim.

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