More Clark-Incheon flights from Jin Air
MANILA, Philippines – Jin Air, a unit of Korean Air of South Korea, has mounted more flights between Incheon and Clark International Airport in Pampanga.
Emigdio Tanjuatco III, president and chief executive officer of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), said Jin Air on May 6 started mounting daily Clark-Incheon flights from the previous 4 flights a week.
“Jin Air’s daily flights send a clear signal of their trust and confidence in the Clark International Airport,” he added.
Jin Air began operations in 2008 with routes to regional destinations in South Korea, but mounted flights to Macau, Guam, and Bangkok in October 2009. It has been operating at the Clark international Airport since 2011.
Tanjuatco said the daily flights of Jin Air would boost passenger volume at the international gateway.
Apart from Jin Air, other airlines in the former United States military naval base include budget airline Cebu Air (Cebu Pacific) and Cebgo (formerly Tiger Airways Philippines) of taipan John Gokongwei, Qatar Airways, Asiana Airlines, Dragonair, Air Asia Berhad, Tiger Air, and Seair.
Tajuatco ealier said CIAC is encouraging Emirates and AirAsia (Philippines) to return to Clark and more airlines to utilize the airport by adding more international and domestic flights for the convenience of the passengers in the Northern Luzon area.
CIAC expects passenger volume at Clark International Airport to grow 150% to 3 million over the next two years from the current level of about 1.2 million passengers per year. This was after the P417-million ($9.35 million) improvement project was completed in May last year.
The Department of Transportation and Communications is also pursuing the proposed P7.2-billion ($161.47 million) passenger terminal at the Clark international Airport designed by French firm Aeroport De Paris.
Tanjuatco is also encouraging airline passengers to use Clark International Airport instead of the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport. (READ: Hate flight delays, cancellations? Take Clark International Airport) – Rappler.com