CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine Air Lines (PAL) has started its South Korea flights at Clark International Airport (CRK), which is being eyed as the twin airport of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in Manila.
The Philippine flag carrier's Airbus A321 arrived in Clark from Incheon International Airport in South Korea at 1:55 a.m. on Monday completing its new international route outside Metro Manila.
PAL's new route in 2017, which is a daily flight, departs Clark at 4:45 p.m. and arrives at Incheon airport at 9:40 pm. The return flight leaves Incheon at 10:50 p.m. and arrives in Clark at 1:55 a.m. the following day.
PAL President Jaime Bautista said that the airline will operate more flights outside Metro Manila mainly to offer convenience to passengers who don't need to travel to Metro Manila for their respective domestic and international flights.
The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) has welcomed PAL’s first international flight. We look forward of more developments this year and the coming years,” said Rendy Isip, CIAC information officer.
PAL has launched on December 16 its daily Clark-Caticlan flights.
The flag carrier announced that it will start its daily flights to Cebu, flights to Davao four times a week, weekly flights to Busuanga and flights to Cagayan de Oro thrice a week.
CIAC officer in charge Alexander Cauguiran said that PAL would have a total of 21 flights per week at Clark airport.