DOTr continues to encourage airlines to use Clark airport – Tugade
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said Wednesday that the government continues to encourage airline companies to operate at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga as part of measures to decongest the country’s main airport in Manila.
Speaking at the Senate hearing on the Xiamen Airlines accident on Aug. 16 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport that disrupted hundreds of flights affecting tens of thousands of passengers, Tugade noted that there has been an improvement in the utilization of Clark airport since the new administration came in.
“(Noong) dumating po kami, pipito po ang flights divan at nilalangaw ang napakagandang airport,” he said.
“Ngayon po, nasa 332 domestic and 158 international flights weekly ang sinu-sustain ng Clark.”
Tugade disclosed that for the year 2017, Clark airport has served an all-time high record of 1.5 million passengers.
Clark airport accommodated dozens of domestic and international flights that were affected by the NAIA runway closure from midnight of Aug. 16 up to noontime of Aug. 18.
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