More domestic flights soon

It was music to my ears when Transportation Secretary Art Tugade told members of the Committee on Transportation chaired by Senator Grace Poe that at least three airlines had already agreed to transfer some of their flights at the Clark International Airport (CRK).

Well, this is good news to the people of Central and Northern Luzon — domestic flights at Clark airport is now in the offing.

Tugade also said they are now in the process of finalizing with the airlines the domestic routes to be launched at Clark airport this year or early 2017. We will now see the Clark airport bustling with domestic operations where travelers coming from the North of the Philippines can take their flights and no longer need to travel to the traffic-laden Metro Manila.

Tugade hinted a Clark-Tacloban route at Clark airport.

At present, Clark airport has only the Clark-Cebu route provided by the local carrier Cebu Pacific Air which have been operating at the airport for many years. However the Clark-Cebu route flies four times weekly, and passengers are demanding to make it a daily flight since Cebu is also a favorite destination in the South of the Philippines.

I hope Cebu Pacific will increase its frequencies and add more destinations in their Clark operations.

The Duterte administration is really serious in their campaign promise to develop Clark airport and this time they really mean business because the airport will play a major role in the efforts to decongest Metro Manila especially the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) which has already reached its capacity.

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