PAL to fly via Clark starting December 16

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    CLARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – In compliance to President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to transfer flights from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Metro Manila to this airport, the national flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will start its domestic and international flights here starting next month.

    This was announced by Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) OIC Alexander Cauguiran on Friday.

    He said PAL President Jaime Bautista gave him the green light to announce that starting December 16, PAL will officially start its daily Clark-Caticlan route at this airport.

    Cauguiran said the move is in line with President Duterte’s program to decongest Metro Manila, as well as to make use of Clark airport as an alternative airport to the crowded NAIA.

    He also said PAL will be adding more flights starting next year (January 2017), including the Clark-Cebu route daily flights; Clark-Davao, four-times-a-week and the Clark-Busuanga flights; and three times per week flights to Cagayan De Oro.

    PAL will also launch daily international flights to Incheon, South Korea by January next year.

    Cauguiran said PAL will be having a total of 21 flights per week at Clark airport.

    “This is a welcome development that augurs well to the achievement of overall socio-economic objectives of the Duterte administration that include the development and full utilization of the Clark International Airport,” Cauguiran said.

    Cebu Pacific Air had earlier announced the increase of its flights at this airport.

    Cebu Pacific will fly the Clark-Hong Kong route from three times to 10 times weekly starting December, while its domestic Clark-Cebu route will be increased from four times weekly to six times weekly.

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