Clark International Airport is indeed Luzon's second gateway and major airport. With the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport, more airlines are moving their flights to the former US Airbase in Angeles, Pampanga, hence, the need to have a bigger airport to accommodate more passengers. Ongoing is the construction of the new Clark International Airport terminal and you will just love its modern Filipino design.
Last June 25, a Ninoy Aquino International Airport ground handler sustained injuries after a lightning struck within the vicinity, It was said that the worker forgot to hault all operations during a red lightning alert. Based on MIAA's record, Joel Arejola from Macroasia fell off from the ladder while detaching ground power unit from the aircraft. The incident happened at around 6:58 p.m. of June 25.
Metro Manila is indeed the main gateway to the Philippines. It is also the primary airport in the country but sadly, it is simply comparable to a provincial airport in another country. With its present perpendicular runway set-up where one active runway can handle both narrow and wide body aircraft, NAIA can no longer handle the number of flights coming in and out the country. Despite all efforts to improve other airports around the country to decongest NAIA, these are all short term plans to a long term problem.