Commercial flights at Clark to stop April 3

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ANGELES CITY – The Clark International Airport will suspend commercial passenger flights starting April 3 amid mounting calls for its temporary closure as the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 confirmed cases reached more than 2,000 on Tuesday.

Teri Flores, Corporate Communications head, Luzon International Premiere Airport Development (LIPAD) Corporation, said “Due to continuing travel restrictions being implemented in our country and abroad as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, air carriers flying out of Clark International Airport have announced the temporary suspension of all commercial flights, effective 03 April 2020.”

Flores said “P2P bus operations will also be temporarily suspended. Flights are expected to resume as travel restriction eases.”

Flores however said “CRK will remain operational to service essential cargo flights and support the Philippine government in its efforts to flatten the curve.” 

“The CRK Management takes this opportunity to thank all frontliners, most especially the CRK team members, who continuously serve the public during these challenging times. 

“CRK will continuously post any updates received from our partner airlines. Passengers are also encouraged to connect with their airlines for specific flight updates.”Earlier,  in a Joint Council Session held recently at the Angeles City Legislative Building, councilors of Angeles City, Mabalacat City and Porac town have called on President Rodrigo Duterte to temporarily close the Clark airport to contain COVID-19.        Some 88 have already died of COVID-19 while another 49 have recovered.