FILE PHOTO: A domestic flight carrier taking off (RYAN MENDOZA / Photoville International)
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine authorities continue to conduct improvements at the Clark International Airport in Clark Pampanga.
This is to address the fast increase in the number of passengers who want to avoid the expected congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Metro Manila.
One of them is Nelsa Sebastian who has been working as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Hongkong for nine years now.
Before, Nelsa takes flights at NAIA. However, she now prefers the Clark Airport.
“It’s faster here and more comfortable. Especially at the luggage area. Upon arriving, it’s already here. Unlike at NAIA, you have to wait for several hours. You have to wait about 30 minutes to an hour,” said Sebastian.
An airline company opened on Tuesday a route from Clark Airport to Singapore and vice versa.
Currently, there are 156 international flights and 124 domestic flights at the said airport.
“In the next 2 months, in terms of domestic connectivity, we have nine news destinations and additional to the existing ones” There are more and more passengers using Clark because it’s destination is increasing,” said Clark International Airport Corp. President & CEO Alexander Cauguiran.
Many of the passengers of the Clark International Airport are from Northern and Central Luzon.
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