The Department of Tourism (DOT) anticipates an increase in visitor arrivals in the coming months, after the announcement by Clark International Airport of upgraded flights that will welcome more foreign tourists at the new passenger terminal starting last Monday, May 2.
Clark International Airport’s new passenger terminal building, dubbed a “new world-class gateway,” will service both domestic and international aircraft.
Two of South Korea’s largest low-cost carriers were among the new airlines added to the list of airlines that would fly direct from Clark.
Jeju Air will begin flying the INCHEON-CRK-INCHEON route every Thursday and Sunday, while Jin Air will begin flying the same route every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday beginning May 16.
Other international flights that will use the new passenger terminal include Jetstar and Scoot flights to and from Singapore; Qatar Airways; Air Asia; and Emirates flights to and from Dubai.
Flights will be available at the new passenger terminal from local airlines Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.
The interior of the new terminal pays homage to three popular travel attractions in the province: Mt. Pinatubo and its crater lake, Mt. Arayat, and the Sacobia riverbed.
Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said the province as a whole offers a wide range of tourism activities, from cuisine to culture and heritage to adventure, and that the new passenger port will help the pandemic-affected sector recover.
“The recently concluded World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit includes Clark as one of the destinations. “This site is clearly more than a freeport zone; it is a developing tourism hotspot with significant potential to offer huge advantages to the tourism industry,” Puyat added.