It looks like Philippine Airlines will dominate the flights at Clark International Airport with new domestic routes before the year ends.
The nation’s flag carrier has been a consistent supporter of the Clark airport since introducing domestic and international flights last 2016 and it continues to attract passengers from Central and Northern Luzon.
Based on newspaper reports, PAL will introduce new routes to Catarman, Calbayog, Masbate, Bacolod, Tagbilaran (Bohol), Cagayan De Oro and Virac in Catanduanes by December 2017 which will further boost their strong foothold at Clark airport. These new routes will eventually benefit passengers in the Northern Luzon to visit the tourism destinations of the said provinces.
This new domestic flights is a result of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Dual Airport policy wherein Clark airport has been designated as the next alternate airport right after the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. PAL currently flies Cebu, Davao, Busuanga, El Nido, Puerto Princesa and Caticlan at Clark airport. It also has international flights to Incheon in South Korea.
I would love to see PAL to consider direct US flights to and from Clark airport due to the fact that it has been the clamor of residents in Central and Northern Luzon. They (residents) as well as the Balikbayans in the US will no longer bear the brunt of traversing the monstrous traffic in Metro Manila.
This we will see in the coming months of 2018, hopefully we can have US flights by then.
BB Group of Companies Chief Executive Officer Ireneo “Bong” Alvaro once again made another milestone at Clark Freeport in Pampanga by establishing the world-class water theme park known as the Aqua Planet.
Aqua Planet is the newest, most modern and one of the biggest water theme parks in Asia which will surely attract tourism in Clark. Alvaro is also the man behind the world class Midori Hotel.
Alvaro’s vision of having a world-class water theme park in Clark has been his dream and also part of his advocacy to generate economic activities in the region.
A job well done Bong!