Friday, April 28, 2017

Full development of Clark to ease Metro Manila traffic

Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and chief executive officer Alexander Cauguiran said the full development of Clark International Airport (CRK) will help ease the terrible traffic congestion being experienced in Metro Manila.

The former said that at least 12 million out of the 36 million passengers using the Ninoy Aquino International Airport come from the northern and Central Luzon provinces.

“Ten to twelve million passengers are recorded to be coming from the northern part of the country. Assuming that 50 percent of the figure plies EDSA en route to NAIA, you have at least six million vehicles clogging EDSA,” Cauguiran said.

The CIAC chief added that the volume of vehicles in Metro Manila will be drastically reduced if travelers from Regions 1, 2 and 3, the Cordillera Autonomous Region, and the CAMANAVA Area (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) will use Clark airport instead of the over-crowded NAIA.

These areas have a combined population of around 24.2 million, a huge market potential of CRK and the airline industry in the country, with studies indicating the inevitable growth in the number of passengers due to the increase in flights at CRK.

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