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Clark airport served 2M passengers in 1st half of 2019.

Clark International Airport served more than two million passengers in the first half of 2019, according to Jaime Melo, president of the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC).

In a statement issued on Sunday, Melo said that the 2,104,226 passengers who used the airport represented a 63% increase from the same period last year.

According to CIAC, the highest count of passengers - 395,847 - was recorded was last May.

The breakdown also showed that the airport registered 913,724 international passengers and 1,190,502 domestic passengers.

'CIAC is able to sustain the surge in passenger numbers largely because of the marketability of Clark Airport and the civil aviation complex and because President Duterte willed it, the national government pushed for it, and Transportation Secretary Art Tugade guided us through,' Melo said.

Currently, the passenger capacity of the airport is 4.2 million and it has a monthly average of 345,000 passengers.

On a daily basis, Clark assists some 11,500 passengers. Meanwhile, a total of 673 flights - 202 international and 471 domestic - operates weekly.

Melo said CIAC would try to breach the four million passenger mark by the end of the year.

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Jun 30, 2019
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