Cebu Pacific last August 9 opened three new flights from Clark International Airport (CRK) in Angeles, Pampanga. The budget airline launched flights to Bacolod, Iloilo, and Narita, Japan from the former American airbase. Flights from Narita will run four times a week on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Sundays. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade congratulated Cebu Pacific for the new direct flights.
On the DOTr's Facebook page, the Secretary said, “Today, we are all happy because we are commemorating three flights: Iloilo, Bacolod, and Narita. These are the places that have been tagged as the city of love, the city of smiles, and the city of business. If we can sum it all in one sentence, Cebu Pacific is full of love and smiles in its quest and travel in the skies for business. Today’s inauguration is a game changer, as so far as Clark is concerned.”
These new flights from Clark will also help decongest the heavily congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. This will also boost more growth for Clark, especially that it is now being primed as Asia's next investment center.
Cebu Pacific President and CEO Lance Gokongwei expressed the airline's support for CRK saying, "“We are proud to say that since 2006, we have never stopped flying to Clark. We are very excited to be the first carrier that will offer a direct connection between Clark and another large metropolis, Tokyo, enabling easier access for tourists and investors, and more importantly, giving tens and thousands of Filipino workers and migrants from Japan the opportunity to come home more frequently and more easily.”
Source: Department of Transportation Facebook Page