ANGELES CITY — Opposition Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr., has filed a resolution commending the country’s premier carrier Philippine Airlines for using Clark International Airport as its secondary hub.
Lazatin filed on April 4 commending PAL for using Clark International Airport “Resolution as its secondary hub for its commercial flights to South Korea and domestic flights in Caticlan, Cebu, Coron and Puerto Prinsesa.”
“The people of Angeles City, Central Luzon and North Luzon are deeply thankful to PAL for providing additional service to passengers and tourists, both domestic and foreign,” Lazatin said.
Lazatin explained that PAL’s move to use Clark Airport is projected to have an enormous impact on economic activities within the Metro Clark area.
“This is expected to create more income and job opportunities to the residents of Angeles City and neighboring towns and cities,” Lazatin said.
He added that “the new flights of the country’s flag carrier in Clark shall also attract foreign investments in the district as it conveys a strong message that Clark is gradually realizing its full operationalization and development.”
Lazatin also thanked the management of PAL led by its president Jaime Bautista for being true to his commitment to operate new flights in Clark to address the needs of their market in the CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela City areas), Central and Northern Luzon.
PAL began using Clark as hub of operations on December 16, 2016 with a Clark-Caticlan service.
Its first international flight from Clark to Incheon, South Korea started on January 1, 2017.