Clark Airport reopens Wednesday, passengers told to check flight status


Posted at Apr 24 2019 08:10 AM

MANILA -- The Clark International Airport will reopen at 4 p.m. Wednesday, after being shuttered for nearly 48 hours due to earthquake damage, authorities said.

The public should coordinate with airlines on the status of their flights, the Clark International Airport Corp said in a statement.

Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and AirAsia earlier announced flight cancellations for Wednesday, before the 4 p.m. reopening of the terminal was set.

"Clark airport is business as usual, from counters to manifest to boarding gates," CIAC president Jaime Melo said.

FedEx and UPS resumed flights to Clark late Tuesday, indicating the "soundness" of its runway, according to the statement.

Power, flight information systems and CCTV cameras were "fully restored," it said.

The Magnitude 6.1 earthquake last Monday wrought damage on Clark airport's check-in counters. It left at least 16 people dead in Pampanga, where a state of calamity was declared in one of the districts.