CLARK FREEPORT -- A top official of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) has described the new flights in Clark International Airport (CRK) particularly to the Middle East as "welcome development."
PamCham President Rene Romero said the efforts of the two airlines--The Emirates which flies to Dubai and Qatar Airways to Doha Qatar--will send a strong signal to the people of Pampanga and other parts of Central Luzon that the ready to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Well that is a welcome development from the businessman's point of view and the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce naghahanap din ng paraan para makumbinse ang mga investors natin, ang mga kasamahan natin sa business sector na kung pwede ay tumulong sila sa pag recover natin," the business leader said.
While it is true that the threat of the Covid-19 still exists, Romero said that airlines are instituting measures with the use of technology to protect their passengers.
"It's a welcome development but of course ayaw din naman natin na mapabayaan ang kalusugan ng mga magiging pasahero nila," the PamCham official added.
Tourism, transport, agriculture and business were severely affected by the global health problem, according to Romero.
"Ang apat na sector na iyan tinamaan talaga sa pandemic na ito no kaya sa pag attemp ng dalawang malaking airline companies na iyan, ang Emirates at Qatar papuntang Doha at Qatar ay napakalakin bagay sa atin," the businessman said.
"But sana itong ating mga kasamahan diyan sa Qatar Airways at Emirates sana ingatan ang mga pasahero nila. Make sure na safe sila at safe tayo para tuluy tuloy na ang pag bounce back at pag recover ng ating ekonomiya," he added.
Scientists and physicians have yet to develop the cure and vaccine for Covid-19, Romero said.
The Clark International Airport recently announced that Emirates has started on September 13 its daily Dubai-Clark-Dubai flights via EK 324/325 and EK 336/337.
Qatar Airways on the other hand will increase their Doha-Clark-Doha flights to nine times per week by adding a Sunday and doubling their Monday and Friday flights.