Clark Int’l Airport still fully operational despite scaled down air traffic

Published March 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Donna Rempillo 

CLARK, Pampanga – Clark International Airport (CRK) is still in full operation despite the pronouncement of foreigner restriction in Angeles City and the cancellation of Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark and Maleldo activities in San Fernando, two major events in the province.

In an advisory posted by CRK, management announced that the airport was still fully operational, but is just implementing new set of measures and disinfecting techniques not only to their personnel but within its vicinity to ensure public safety.

“As of now, Hong Kong, Macau and China flights are still cancelled. Some Korea flights were discontinued due to winter scheduling, and there are fewer airlines due to operational reasons” Luzon International Airport Development (LIPAD) Corporate Communication Head Teri Flores said.

Meanwhile, Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin has ordered the strict implementation of  monitoring procedures on foreign guests, particular those from China, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy.

A round-the-clock checkpoint and close monitoring at hotels and similar establishments currently housing guests from these countries were imposed in all 33 barangays of the city.

“Beginning tonight, the city will be stricter on the entry of foreign nationals in the city. We have asked for the guidance of Department of Health (DOH) and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on this matter,” he said.

On the other hand, San Fernado City Mayor Edwin Santiago cancelled the annual Maleldo activities or reenactment of the crucifixion rites during the Lenten season.

A Hot Air Balloon Festival was also called-off due to precautionary measures in the COVID-19 situation.