New flights between Bacolod City in Negros Occidental and Clark in Pampanga will open next month.
This was announced yesterday by Cebu Pacific officials, led by Chichi Bautista, area sales manager for the Visayas, during the Clark Trade and Tourism Session at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.
Bautista said the new air route will ease the congestion in the Manila airport, as well as open investment opportunities for the two provinces. “We believe that by opening another hub, we are not only able to establish yet another gateway, but opening new trade and tourism opportunities as well,” she said.
The Bacolod-Clark daily flights of the airline will be launched on August 9, she said. “With our newest direct flight from Bacolod to Clark, Bacolodnons can now visit Clark easily and see for themselves what this city has to offer,” she said.
She added that going to North Luzon is also convenient from Clark, as the alternative route from Manila.
Moreover, the airline company will also launch on August 9 its Iloilo-Clark and Clark-Narita, Japan routes, while the Clark-Puerto Princesa is set to commence operations in October this year, she said.
“These four new routes will boost our total capacity in Clark by 40 percent in 2019, following a 75 percent increase in 2018,” Bautista added.
Meanwhile, Maan Banawa of the Department of Tourism Region 3 and Elen Lorenzo of Clark Development Corporation spoke in the session that Clark is a budding economic gateway in north Luzon.
Clark positions itself as an ideal destination for meetings, conferences, exhibitions/events, sports and leisure, adventure and ecotourism activities, culture and arts, they said.
It was also stressed that there are currently 1,038 locators and 124,584 workers in Clark, with total investments of P154.6 billion.*
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