- Category: Economy
07 Oct 2012
- Written by Lenie Lectura / Reporter
The terminal fee paid by passengers with international flights at the Clark International Airport (CIA) was reduced to P450 from P600 beginning October.
Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) President Victor Jose I. Luciano said the CIAC Board had approved the reduction during a special board meeting held on September 20.
Meanwhile, the current P150 terminal fee for domestic passengers remains unchanged.
“This is a good news to our passengers when we had lowered the current P600 terminal fee to only P450, it will attract more travelers and tourists to utilized the Clark International Airport,” Luciano added.
The P450 terminal fee already includes a P100 security fee.
Luciano said the CIA collects the lowest terminal fee among international airports in the country, including the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in Metro Manila, which charges P500.
“We are the lowest in the country today, lower than Naia, Cebu and Iloilo among others,” Luciano stressed.
CIA is home to six budget carriers operating 24 hours a day. Among them are Air Asia Philippines, which operates Clark to Davao, Kalibo, Cebu and Puerto Princesa and Air Asia Berhad, which flies to Clark-Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, Macau and Singapore.
Cebu Pacific also mounts flights to Cebu, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Macau and Singapore out of Clark.
Airphil Express flies to Hong Kong, Singapore, Cebu, Davao, Kalibo and Puerto Princesa.
South East Asian Airlines operates the Clark to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kota Kinablu, and Kalibo routes out of Clark.
Jin Air flies via Clark-Incheon; Dragonair operates the Clark-Hong Kong route; and Asiana Airlines mounts the Clark-Incheon route with connecting flights to the United States.