Clark International Airport closed the year with impressive passenger count, CRK Corp. President Alex Cauguiran reported.
CRK surpassed its passenger target accommodated for 2017, with more than 1.5 million registered passengers from January to December 30, 2017.
The airport based in the province of Pampanga surpassed its highest record of over 1.3 million passengers in 2012.
“This achievement proves the high level of our public’s trust and confidence in President Duterte’s vision for a multiple gateway under the administration’s Build, Build, Build program,” Cauguiran said.
He also praised Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade for being a “silent hardworker” in order to realize the government’s vision to distribute development outside the peripheries of Metro Manila.
“That is why from only seven domestic flights a week in the previous years, we now have 200 international and domestic flights from Clark. All these happened in the first year of the Duterte administration,” he added.
Cauguiran also cited strict implementation of security measures by airport personnel, as well as improved customer service, passenger comfort and convenience, as factors that attracted travelers to Clark.
Last month, top government officials led the groundbreaking ceremony for Clark Terminal 2, the first hybrid project under the Build, Build, Build Infrastructure Program of the Duterte administration.