The 48 strong members of the Airline Operators Council (AOC) has expressed full support to the development of the Clark International Airport as the Premier International Gateway of the country.”We (AOC) are impressed with what we have seen at Clark Airport. Mr. Luciano has done a tremendous job in the transformation of this facility as one of the busiests airports in the country today”, Lourdes Reyes chairperson of the Airline Operators Council (AOC) told during a visit at the Clark Airport complex last August 19.
“The last time we visited Clark Airport was two years ago, and what we saw here is great, we have seen the newly Expanded Terminal,” she added. The 48 strong members of the AOC includes airlines from Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Zest Air, China Air, KLM, Thai Airways, Taiwan Air, Cathay Air, Delta Airlines, Emirates, Orbit Air, Luftanza Technik Pilippines as well as Federal Express and Ground Handlers in the airline industry.
At the same time, Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and CEO Victor Jose I. Luciano also assured the AOC that they are most welcome at Clark Airport, adding that “CIAC is committed to build the facilities to build your operations in Clark Airport.” Luciano said that “CIAC is currently in the process of mapping up plans for the construction of the Budget Terminal as well as the Terminal 2 project for the development of the 2,367 hectare Clark Civil Aviation Complex.
“We are committed to serve you in your future endeavors should you expand your operations in Clark Airport, and I encourage you to take closer look at Clark,” he said.Luciano also informed the AOC members during a brief presentation at the CIAC Boardroom that the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) headed by Secretary Mar Roxas has set aside funds for the establishment of a City Airport Terminal that would be set up in the area of Ayala owned Trinoma in Quezon City that would cater passengers from Metro Manila and the rest of the Southern Tagalog areas.
Luciano said that the City Airport Terminal is designed to cater passengers to be transported to Clark Airport, adding that the project includes a one stop airline check in were passengers can already make checkins for their baggages for their convenience. He said that Victory Liner had already indicated interest to use the City Airport Terminal where they would be providing at least 50 busses that would transport passengers to the Clark Airport vise versa. “We are looking at P200 per head in the City Air Terminal and all of these are being studied by the DOTC and they already set aside fundings for the project to further make Clark Airport accessible to the Southern Tagalog and Metro Manila