Philippine Airlines said Thursday it is ramping up its domestic route network, with the reopening of flights from Clark to Caticlan (Boracay) and Busuanga (Coron) in April 2023.
The airline unit of billionaire Lucio Tan will resume services between Clark International Airport and Caticlan, the gateway to Boracay, via a thrice-weekly frequency starting April 1.
Beginning April 4, PAL will restart services between Clark and Busuanga (Coron) with four-times weekly frequency.
“The revival of these direct flights will give travelers from Central and Northern Luzon a convenient new way to access Boracay and Coron, demonstrating Clark Airport’s position as a key jump off point to the country’s prime island destinations. Philippine Airlines hopes that the new routes will further bolster the full recovery of domestic tourism,” said PAL president and chief operating officer Capt. Stanley Ng.
“We will work in partnership with our stakeholders, including the Clark Airport authorities and the concerned local governments, to effectively build more connectivity between Clark and various regions of the Philippines,” he said.
Noel Manankil, president and chief executive of Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp., the private consortium that manages the Clark International, Airport said: “We are happy to welcome the resumption of these two routes from Philippine Airlines.”
“We are proud to be PAL’s partner in making Clark International Airport the gateway to these destinations, not only for travelers from Northern and Central Luzon, but also for foreign tourists wishing to experience the beauty of the Philippines,” he said.
PAL operates daily flights between Clark and Mactan-Cebu International Airport and international services from Clark to Seoul and Busan in South Korea for the winter season.
Clark International Airport offers travelers the country’s newest terminal with state-of-the-art facilities and amenities.
“We aim to leverage on the strengths of Clark and maximize its potential as another PAL hub for both domestic and international flights,” Ng said.