Cebu Pacific Starts China Flights via Clark International Airport (CRK)


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CLARK FREEPORT — The Clark International Airport (CRK) is closing 2013 on a good note as it starts servicing the Shanghai-Clark route through Cebu Pacific Air beginning Saturday, an airport official said.

Cebu Pacific will fly twice weekly to and from the Chinese city for a year under an exclusive arrangement with Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino here, said Victor Jose Luciano, president and chief executive officer of the state-owned Clark International Airport Corp.

Cebu Pacific is dedicating a 124-seat Airbus A319 for the Shanghai-Clark flights, Luciano told reporters on Thursday.

“We are also looking at flights to Guangzhou and other cities in China. Air China and TigerAir Philippines are interested,” he said.

The 90-percent passenger load of Middle East airlines Qatar and Emirates, which began flights in October, and the Davao route of TigerAir Philippines since Dec. 17, overturned the 30-percent fall in passenger volume when AirAsia Philippines, trying to boost the operations of its partner Zest Air, moved to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

 Source: Tonette Orejas, Philippine Daily Inquirer

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