ATOP executive of Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) vowed to increase the number of domestic flights to Mindanao from the Clark International Airport (CRK) as the Clark Freeport Zone is fast becoming a hub for conventions.
CIAC president and chief executive officer Atty. Emigdio Tanjautco 3rd gave this assurance to more than 200 delegates of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Mindanao Chapter.
“CIAC will work out the addition of flights to Mindanao using Clark Airport in Pampanga to make travel to Clark more convenient for people from Mindanao,” Tanjuatco said during his speech at the LMP-Mindanao convention in Clark.
“This is for the convenience of our fellow Mindanaoans to have flights to the Clark airport as the Clark Freeport Zone is fast becoming a hub for conventions by people from the various regions of the country,” Tanjuatco said.
He also said that such events, collectively known as MICE or meetings, incentive travel, conventions and events or exhibitions, help boost the tourism industry in Pampanga Province and in turn enhance the local economy, benefiting the various cities and municipalities in Central Luzon.
Tanjuatco said CIAC will have the opportunity to market Clark International Airport in Mindanao should flights to the southern Philippines be secured.
CIAC recently held promotional road shows in the Northern Luzon provinces of Pangasinan, La Union, Vigan, Laoag and in Baguio City as part of its program to promote the international and domestic flights at Clark airport.
CIAC hosts flights by Asiana Airlines and Jin Air, Cebu Pacific Air, Tiger Air, Dragonair, Seair-I, Air Asia Berhad, and Qatar Airways. The airlines fly out of Clark to countries in the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East.