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Clark airport to resume operations at 4 pm on April 24

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) The Clark International Airport Corporation says it will already be 'business as usual,' following the Luzon earthquake that caused a temporary shutdown

Tugade says Clark airport to be fixed April 25 'at the latest'

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the Luzon earthquake caused around P30 million in damage to the Clark International Airport

DAED. An airport security personnel walks past the damaged portion of the Clark International Airportâ€'™s terminal. Contributed photo

At least 7 injured as Clark airport damaged by Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:20 PM

(UPDATED) The control tower and passenger terminal of the Clark International Airport are damaged, prompting the suspension of operations

DAMAGED. The ceiling at the departure area of the Clark International Airport was damaged, after a strong earthquake rocked parts of Luzon on April 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of Lance Lauren

LOOK: Clark airport opens new facilities in time for Holy Week

Apr 18, 2019 - 10:49 AM

As many as 12,000 passengers use the airport daily during Holy Week

Clark airport earnings hit P1 billion for first time in 2018

Feb 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Clark International Airport Corporation says revenues increased by 32% in 2018, hitting P1.07 billion

NEW RECORD. The Clark International Airport breaches the P1-billion mark in revenues. Photo from Clark International Airport's website

Filinvest, JG Summit sign 25-year Clark airport operations deal

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The consortium commits to draw experience from the Singapore-based Changi group, which is also a partner

CLARK. The Clark International Airport is envisioned to be the next major gateway in the Philippines. Photo from Shutterstock

Duterte to Malacañang staff: P50,000 bonus | Evening wRap

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Watch Rappler's evening wRap with Gelo Gonzales

House approves bill renaming Clark airport after Diosdado Macapagal

Dec 04, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The Clark International Airport was named after the late president – the father of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo – in 2001, but was reverted back to its original name in 2011

BACK TO MACAPAGAL? Lawmakers want to rename the Clark International Airport once again. Photo from Clark International Airport's website

AirAsia now flies from Clark to Taipei

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The Taipei route from Clark is scheduled Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

INTERNATIONAL. AirAsia now flies thrice a week to Taipei, Taiwan from Clark International Airport. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

At least 7 groups vie for 25-year deal to operate, maintain Clark airport

May 21, 2018 - 7:05 PM

With the auction for the operations and maintenance of the Clark International Airport about to start, several prospective bidders question some of the requirements

Victory Liner to launch Clark-Subic, Clark-Dagupan P2P routes

Mar 11, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The bus company will use the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) for the new routes

LOOK: Grab PH launches services from Clark International Airport

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Nearly 400 units will be available to provide ride-hailing services for passengers from the country's second main gateway

NEW SERVICES. Grab Philippines launched its services from the Clark International Airport in Pampanga on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Photo courtesy of Clark International Airport - Corporate Communications Office

Poe pushes for NAIA expansion as solution to congestion

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe urges the government to consider proposals to expand the Ninoy Aquino International Airport instead of merely redistributing flights

PLAN. Senator Grace Poe says more time is needed for the terminal rationalization plan of the MIAA. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

AirAsia launches 3 domestic flights to, from Clark

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:15 PM

This is in line with the airline's commitment to make the Clark International Airport its main hub for operations

EXPLAINER: Not all projects are eligible for a Swiss challenge

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Philippine president prefers a Swiss challenge for government projects, but the law says not all deals are eligible for that mode of implementation

SWISS CHALLENGE. Swiss challenge is when the government invites private groups to make competing offers, while giving the original proponent the right to match them. File photo

MIAA won't renew Miascor's contract over luggage thefts

Jan 19, 2018 - 6:03 PM

(UPDATED) Ground handler Miascor, meanwhile, will appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his position

Duterte to fire airport officials if luggage theft cases continue

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:01 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte personally apologizes to a victim of luggage theft and, in typical rhetoric, threatens to 'kill' erring airport personnel if it happens again

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recognizes the sacrifice of the overseas Filipino workers citing that they have contributed greatly in making the lives of their families and the Filipinos better in his message to the arriving OFWs during the Pamaskong Salubong Para sa OFWs at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga on December 7, 2017. Also in the photo is Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

6 charged in OFW luggage theft incident in Clark airport

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:41 PM

The Miascor employees, who had been terminated, have admitted that they pilfered the luggage of a returning overseas Filipino worker in their office at the Clark International Airport

HYBRID. Developing the Clark airport and having another international gateway would be best for coping with demand growth in the future. Photo from Clark International Airport website

Clark International Airport ends 2017 with record high passenger traffic

Dec 30, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The surge in passenger traffic is mainly brought by the new Clark flights launched by local and international airlines this year

ALL TIME HIGH. Clark airport's 2017 passenger traffic surpasses its highest record of over 1.3 million travelers served last 2012. Image from BCDA

Work begins on Clark International Airport expansion

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The project is part of a wider plan to transform Central Luzon in conjunction with the Manila-Clark Railway, Subic-Clark Cargo Railway, and the New Clark City projects

Metro Manila Subway leads expected infra buildup in 2018

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:37 PM

The subway is expected to break ground in Q3 as one of 6 major rollouts next year while government spending is up 10% to P2.241 trillion through January to October of this year

Cebu airport operator bags construction deal for new Clark terminal

Dec 19, 2017 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) The group of Megawide Construction Corporation and Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure Limited will build a new terminal at the Clark International Airport, which will be able to accommodate an additional 8 million passengers yearly

NEW TERMINAL. The BCDA says the Clark International Airport's new terminal building is expected to break ground in the 4th quarter of 2017 and would be completed in 2020. Artist perspective courtesy of BCDA

Clark airport maintenance among PPP projects set for rollout in 2018

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

The PPP Center is also eyeing 5 to 8 water projects under some local government units

NEDA eyes 6 big infra project rollouts, 8% GDP growth in 2018

Dec 14, 2017 - 6:10 PM

These projects include the Metro Manila Subway and Phase 1 of the Mindanao Railway which would encompass the Tagum-Davao-Digos Segment

ECONOMIC PLANNING. NEDA officials led by Socioeconomic planning secretary Ernesto Pernia (5th from right) discuss upcoming infrastructure and other economic issues at NEDA's 2017 year-end briefing held in Pasig on December 14. Photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Duterte makes OFWs wait for hours, but makes up for it with cash, gifts

Dec 07, 2017 - 11:38 PM

Some 60 returning OFWs waited for the President for over two hours, but it was worth their time as they were each handed gifts by Mr. Duterte

NINONG. President Rodrigo Duterte distributes gifts to arriving overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) during the Pamaskong Salubong Para sa OFWs at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga on Thursday, December 7. Also in the photo is Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III and OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The week in photos: November 11-17, 2017

Nov 18, 2017 - 2:06 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) delegates watch the performance of the Philippine Ballet dancers during the Opening Ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Manila on November 13, 2017.World leaders are in the Philippines' capital for two days of summits. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / NOEL CELIS

Indonesian President Jokowi arrives in PH for ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2017 - 12:07 PM

It is not the first time the leader of ASEAN's largest democracy has visited the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte, with both having paid state visits to each other's countries

JOINT EFFORTS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo hold a meeting at Malacañang Palace in April 2017. Malacañang file photo

Philippines AirAsia picks Clark airport over NAIA as its main hub

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:55 AM

With Clark International Airport fees waived and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport unable to handle expansion plans, Philippines AirAsia chooses a new hub for its operations

PPP Center rebuilds pipeline with new focus: LGUs

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The Public Private Partnership PPP Center of the Philippines promises to add more local government unit LGU projects to the pipeline

NEW FOCUS. Amid the shift of focus to official development assistance and local financing, the PPP Center is rebuilding its pipeline with a new role: helping local government units. Rappler file photo

Auction for new Clark airport terminal starts

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority names 7 prospective bidders including two Chinese firms once banned by the World Bank as well as the concessionaire of the award winning Mactan Cebu International Airport

NEW TERMINAL. The creation of a new passenger airport terminal in Clark is seen to increase passenger capacity by 8 million per year, from the existing 4.2 million passengers per year. Artist perspective courtesy of BCDA

Metro Pacific sets sights on Clark airport upgrade

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:50 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority plans to start the auction for the airport s P12 5 billion expansion within the year

INTERESTED. 'Yes, we will take a look at it,' MPIC chairman Manuel Pangilinan replies when asked if it will bid for Clark airport upgrade. Background photo from Wikicommons

China Eastern Airlines flies to Shanghai via Clark starting October

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:01 PM

China s second largest carrier confirms the new route on the heels of a deal with the Clark International Airport Corporation to augment the airline s flight network and use Clark airport as one of its global hubs

Major railways, national transport policy get NEDA Board approval

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

For majority of the approved infrastructure projects the mode of financing is changed from public private partnership PPP to official development assistance ODA

11 DEALS. Some of the projects approved are major railways and an airport expansion deal. Photo by Malacanang

COA: Illegal settlers' farming led to more bird strikes at Clark airport

Jun 04, 2017 - 8:51 PM

From just 3 in 2010 the number of bird strike incidents drastically increased to 50 in 2016 alone

DOTr won't auction off Clark airport rehab

May 08, 2017 - 12:20 AM

The government will instead redevelop Clark International Airport and later auction off the operations and maintenance of the modernized gateway to the private sector

HYBRID. Developing the Clark airport and having another international gateway would be best for coping with demand growth in the future. Image from Clark International Airport website

From 2 jets to 70: AirAsia returns to its Clark roots

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM

AirAsia flight Z2 100 arrives at Clark International Airport in Pampanga on March 28 The airline launches its expansion program from where it started half a decade ago

BACK TO ITS ROOTS. Philippines AirAsia on Monday, March 28 marks its return to Clark airport with maiden flight to Kalibo in Aklan. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

New flights to cut travel time to Banaue Rice Terraces

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM

A local airline will offer flights from Clark to reduce total travel time to the popular tourist destination

FAST TRAVEL. The new route from Clark International Airport to Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya is expected to cut travel time to the Banaue Rice Terraces in more than half.

GMR-Megawide consortium alarmed over Clark airport proposal

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The consortium asks the Department of Transportation to clarify why its proposal for the airport was abandoned

PROPOSAL. GMR-Megawide group submits P250-billion, 50-year proposal to upgrade, operate and maintain Clark airport. Screenshot from Megawide group

Is it Filinvest vs Megawide again for Clark airport development?

Mar 02, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The Filinvest JG Summit consortium has a P187 billion proposal Megawide GMR previously submitted a proposal that was discontinued but the DOTr says the project remains open for everyone

HEAD TO HEAD. This is the 3rd time Filinvest and Megawide will battle for a public infrastructure project. Rappler file photo

EO 14 returns ownership of Clark Int'l Airport Corp to BCDA

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:36 PM

President Duterte s 14th Executive Order transfers CIAC back to BCDA from the Department of Transportation

CHANGES IN CLARK. The Duterte administration wants to improve Clark International Airport. Photo from Clark International Airport website

ARRC to gov't: Bid out operations, maintenance of Clark airport, not NAIA

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The consortium says privatizing the operations maintenance and upgrade of NAIA would discourage the construction of a new airport

PRIVATE HANDS. The consortium of Solar group's Wilson Tieng and Sy-led Belle Corporation wants the upgrade works of the airport to be handled by private sector. Image from Clark International Airport website

PAL to launch more domestic, int'l flights in Clark by January

Dec 18, 2016 - 9:55 PM

The destinations are Cebu Davao Busuanga and Cagayan de Oro as well as Incheon in South Korea

FLIES FROM CLARK. PAL's maiden flight between Clark and Caticlan in Aklan, which was welcomed with a water salute at Clark International Airport on Sunday, December 18. Photo by DOTr

Clark International Airport: DOE had still-functional aircon units replaced

Nov 05, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Clark international Airport Corporation says it was complying with a Department of Energy Directive in replacing its air conditioning units

Qatar Airways to help boost Clark airport traffic

Oct 26, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Qatar Airways looks to expand its market by developing leisure business and corporate traffic to Europe the US and the Gulf countries

FOOT TRAFFIC. Qatar Airways Country Manager Paolo Pausini (2nd from right) and officials of the Clark International Airport Corporation met yesterday to discuss collaborative efforts to market the Clark airport and Qatar Airways to increase passengers to include leisure, business, and corporate travelers for Qatar's network of destinations in Europe, the USA and the Gulf countries. Photo from Department of Transportation

4 PH airports in Asia's best airports list

Oct 18, 2016 - 8:55 PM

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport however is still named one of the worst airports in Asia

AMONG THE BEST. Davao International Airport is among the best 30 airports in Asia, says a survey conducted by a travel website. Photo by Jim de Francia/Google Maps

COA: Clark airport control tower needs rehabilitation

Oct 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The audit team found the the control tower and its facilities to be non compliant with regulations having obsolete or otherwise busted equipment

After Rizal photobomb, DMCI 'obstructs' NAIA flight path – Ejercito

Sep 14, 2016 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says the minimum descent altitude for airplanes was already increased specifically because of Cypress Towers

PILOT'S ViEW. Senator JV Ejercito hits DMCI for 'obstructing' the flight path to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, thereby causing flight diversions to nearby Clark airport. Photo from Office of Senator Ejercito

Some PAL flights to be transferred to Clark airport

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:53 PM

Check the list of flights that will be cancelled as a result of the changes in schedules that take effect September 1

DEBUT. PAL will soon operate new flights in Clark International Airport, in support of the government's thrust to decongest NAIA. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Tugade wants Clark airport rehab privatized

Aug 30, 2016 - 8:15 PM

I have proposed that it should be done by private [sector] It should be done in the next 10 months or so the transportation secretary says

PRIVATE HANDS. Tugade wants the upgrade works of the airport to be handled by private sector. Image from Clark International Airport website

Elderly Chinese-American nabbed with 2.3 kg cocaine at Clark airport

Aug 29, 2016 - 4:43 PM

PDEA Region III confirms in a laboratory test that substance seized from Allan Soo Hoo is high grade cocaine with a street value of around P16 million

SUSPECT. American Chinese Allan Soo Hoo (in blue jacket with hood) was on board an Emirates flight that landed in Clark on Sunday evening, August 28, 2016. He is escorted here by Clark International Airport Corporation acting president Alexander Cauguiran and PDEA agents. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler