Thursday, March 03, 2016

7 foreign airlines eye flights to Clark

Clark International Corp. said Wednesday seven foreign airlines have expressed interest in establishing operations at the former US military airbase.

CIAC president Emigdio Tanjuatco III identified the seven airlines as Jet Star of Singapore, Thai Smile of Thailand, Rayani Air of Malaysia, Express Air of Indonesia, Air India, V-Air of Taiwan and Airline 4.0.

Airlines currently operating in Clark include Qatar Airways, Asiana Airlines, Dragonair, Jin Air, CebGo, Tiger Air of Singapore, Air Asia Berhad and Cebu Pacific Air.

These airlines mount flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Macau, Pudong, Incheon, Doha, Dubai, Davao, Cebu and Kalibo.

Emirates Airlines announced that it would launch a daily service from Dubai to Cebu  and Clark starting March 30, using a  Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Tanjuatco earlier said he was in talks with other carriers to expand operations in Clark as the airport can accommodate five million passengers annually.

CIAC plans to construct a P7.2-billion  low-cost passenger terminal building, designed by Aeroport De Paris of France.
02/03/16 Darwin G. Amojelar/Standard

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