CLARK FREEPORT ZONE — Sleeping in Airports, a travel website, listed Clark International Airport as one of the top 25 in Asia.
Clark airport is on the 22nd slot this year, along with Iloilo International Airport on 12th slot, Mactan–Cebu International Airport on the 13th slot, and Davao Francisco Bangoy International Airport at 17th. Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur “Art” Planta Tugade congratulated Clark Airport management for making the 22nd slot saying, “while it is good that we are not listed among the worst, let us work even harder to be included among the best.”
This is the second time Clark Airport was included in the list by the travel website. It is slowly living up to its potential to becoming the premier international gateway of Northern Philippines. The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) is currently negotiating with other airlines to transfer flight operations to Clark Airport as part of the government’s efforts to decongest Metro Manila.
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is now off the list of Asia’s worst air terminals. It was listed for its bullet-planting scheme, power outages, inefficient air-conditioning and lack of seats last year.
Singapore’s Changi International Airport remained the at the top spot, seconded by Seoul Incheon International Airport in South Korea, third is Tokyo Haneda International Airport in Japan, Hong Kong International Airport, and Tokyo Narita International Airport in Japan.