Tourist arrivals at Clark Field in Pampanga increase by over 40,000

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FILE PHOTO: 20th Hot Air Balloon at Clark Freeport Zone (PG Garcia/Photoville International)

FILE PHOTO: 20th Hot Air Balloon at Clark Freeport Zone (Percy Garcia/Photoville International)

This year’s tourist arrivals at Clark International Airport have increased.

Based on the annual report of the Tourism Promotions Division of the Clark Development Corporation, from over 1.8 million in 2015, tourist arrivals have grown by 42,622 in 2016.

Among the major visitor points are the Clark airport, educational camps, Clark museum and other open spaces.

The most recent events at Clark Field include the APEC 1st Senior Officials Meeting and the International Hot Air Balloon Festival. – UNTV News & Rescue

Clark Airport to resume operations Wednesday

Robie de Guzman   •   April 24, 2019

Photo courtesy: Department of Transportation

MANILA, Philippines – The Clark International Airport on Wednesday will resume its operations after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake damaged some of its facilities and paralyzed its flights and services for nearly 48 hours.

Airport authorities said the processing of affected passengers in terminals will start at 4 p.m. while the first flight out the airport will begin at 7:40 p.m.

Clark International Airport President Jaime Melo said power, flight information systems, and CCTVs have also been fully restored.

He also reminded affected passengers to coordinate with their respective carriers for their flight schedules.

“Clark airport is business as usual, from counters to manifest to boarding gates. May we remind the riding public to kindly check or coordinate with their respective airlines for confirmation of their flight schedules via Clark beginning April 24,” Melo said in a statement.

He said the damage caused by the strong earthquake that hit parts of Luzon on Monday has been repaired and cleared. Nets were also installed on the ceiling inside the pre-departure area to protect passengers from any falling debris.

A huge portion of the ceiling in the old terminal building collapsed on Monday after the quake. Water leakage was also detected after the tremor affected the fire alarm.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said fully repairing the damage will cost around P30 to P50 million.

Clark Airport officials said an investigation will be launched into the contractor of the old terminal building following allegations that the airport was constructed using substandard materials. – Robie de Guzman

LIST: Cebu Pacific cancelled flights due to Clark airport closure

Robie de Guzman   •   April 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Cebu Pacific on Tuesday released an updated list of its cancelled flights due to the continued closure of Clark International Airport in Pampanga which was damaged by a strong earthquake on Monday.

In an advisory, Cebu Pacific said the following flights were cancelled:

April 23, 2019
• 5J 120 Clark-Hong Kong
• 5J 121 Hong Kong-Clark
• 5J 609 Clark-Cebu
• 5J 608 Cebu-Clark
• 5J 370 Clark-Macau

April 24, 2019
• 5J 371 Macau-Clark
• 5J 607 Clark-Cebu
• 5J 606 Cebu-Clark
• 5J 150 Clark-Hong Kong
• 5J 149 Hong Kong-Clark
• 5J 613 Clark-Bohol (Tagbilaran)
• 5J 614 Bohol (Tagbilaran)-Clark
• 5J 913 Clark-Caticlan (Boracay)
• 5J 914 Caticlan (Boracay)-Clark
• 5J 537 Clark-Singapore
• 5J 538 Singapore-Clark
• 5J 985 Clark-Davao
• 5J 986 Davao-Clark

Cebu Pacific said affected passengers may rebook their flights for travel within 30 days from original departure date, free of charge; or re-route to or from Manila for travel within 30 days, subject to availability of seats.

They may also get a full refund or opt to place the full cost of the ticket in a travel fund.

“Affected passengers will be notified via email or text message,” Cebu Pacific said.

Passengers may also manage their own booking by visiting the Cebu Pacific website “manage booking” section.

The airline company also assured their clients to provide updated information through their website and social media accounts.

Authorities earlier said Clark Airport could reopen on Wednesday, April 24. — Robie de Guzman

LOOK: Passengers crowd NAIA after 6.1 quake shuts down Clark International Airport

UNTV News   •   April 23, 2019

A huge throng of passengers crowded the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday (April 23) after several flights were delayed due to the transfer of some flights from Clark International Airport to NAIA.

Clark International Airport has been shut down for 24 hours after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Central Luzon on Monday (April 22).

📷 Rodel Lumiares | PVI


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