Emirates, Qatar Airways resume flights in Clark

By Marna Dagumboy Del Rosario

September 16, 2020, 9:21 pm

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga – The Clark International Airport (CRK) confirmed on Wednesday the resumption of operations of Emirates and Qatar Airways, increasing the number of flights currently being operated by these two international air carriers.

Emirates started daily operations of Dubai-Clark-Dubai flights via EK 324/325 and EK 336/337, while Qatar Airways will increase its Doha-Clark-Doha flights to nine times weekly by adding a Sunday schedule and doubling its Monday and Friday flights.

Since the resumption of its commercial operations in June, CRK has gradually increased both domestic and international operations, welcoming over 30,000 international passengers as of September 14.

Despite heightened health and security protocols currently being implemented at the airport, all passengers arriving in Clark are treated to a warm welcome and hassle-free arrival experience.

Aside from the fast processing time for their reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR tests, passengers appreciate the quality of the hotels that are being used as quarantine facilities, all of which are duly approved by their respective local government units, the Department of Tourism and the Bureau of Quarantine.

Through numerous social media posts, they are quick to note that all personnel manning the CRK One Stop Shop are fast, efficient, and welcoming.

“It is our mission to delight our passengers with seamless and inclusive travel experience without setting aside their health, safety and security. We are happy to hear that our passengers appreciate the level of service that they receive upon arrival at CRK,” said Bi Yong Chungunco, chief executive Officer of Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corp. (LIPAD), operator of Clark International Airport, in a statement.

Chungunco said that Clark International Airport continuously updates its arrival and departure guidelines, in accordance with the protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases as well as guidelines set by each destination. (PNA)