Clark airport gets 14 flights per week

    CLARK FREEPORT – Renee Layug, an employee of Qatar Airways in Doha Qatar, will no longer have to travel from Manila to Olongapo City and worry about heavy traffic everytime she visits her hometown.

    Renee’s relatives could fetch her at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) using the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) which is only 30-45 minutes away from Olongapo.

    This is due to the recent success of the RP-Qatar Air Consultation Talks where at least 14 Doha-Clark flights per week have been approved.

    “This is another major development for DMIA as we look forward that Qatar will fly out of Clark this year due to the success of the air talks between the two countries,” Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President-CEO Victor Jose I. Luciano said in an interview over “Talakayan” aired over DWRW 95.1 FM.

    The agreement between the Philippine and Qatar air panels paves the way for additional international flights for the country especially DMIA here. The airport is geared by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as the premier international gateway of the Philippines.

    Luciano said DMIA from only three got 14 additional flights per week from Doha in Qatar to Clark, adding that they also want to connect it to Australia.

    He said that the additional international flights, “will open up more access to our fellow Filipinos especially the OFWs in the Middle East, the bulk of them coming  from the Northern Luzon area.”

    Luciano lauded members of the Philippine air panel headed by Transportation and Communication Undersecretary Dorotheo Reyes. The CIAC is a member of the RP-Qatar Air Consultation Talks.

    Luciano also commended CIAC Executive Vice-President Alexander Cauguiran’s efforts in negotiating for seat entitlements for Clark so as to attract more flights at the airport.

    The agreement also augmented the weekly flights to a total eight from the current five for the Doha-Manila route, while Cebu got 14 flights from the previous three weekly.


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