ANGELES CITY – The Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM) is seeing “sabotage” in the decreased flights from
South Korea to the Clark International Airport (CIA) here. PGKM Chair Ruperto Cruz noted that as compared
to last year, there seems to be a decrease of passengers from South Korea at the CIA which has affected the
local tourism industry.
Cruz said Koreans complain that they cannot book flights directly to the CIA which have become “scarce” unlike
fl ights to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila which are “over abundant.” He said Koreans are forced to land at the NAIA and take the bus to Pampanga and other Central and Northern Luzon destinations.
Cruz said the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) headed by President-CEO Victor Jose Luciano should
not hamper the Korean flights to the CIA but fi nd ways to increase them because many Koreans want to travel directly to Clark and Pampanga and facilitate their travel to other destinations north of Manila.
Cruz said as compared to last year, there are now less Korean tourists coming to Clark because of the scarcity
of flights to the CIA.