Clark International Airport revolutionizes the travel experience

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Travelers landing at the new Clark International Airport terminal will be greeted by the majestic view of Mount Arayat to the east and the Sacobia mountain ranges to the west.

Upon entering the terminal, customers are greeted by impressive cathedral ceilings that mimic the jagged stone wall of the majestic caves in central Luzon. The ceiling is made of glued laminated timber from Austrian spruce.

The new airport terminal features accents of green and blue that mimic the greenery and landscape of central Luzon. The green represents the landscape of Mount Arayat, which faces the domestic departure gates, while the blue represents the waters of Manila Bay, which faces the international departure gates.

These silhouettes of nature meet modernity as the new airport terminal has state-of-the-art facilities such as self-service kiosks for passenger check-in. There is no need to touch the kiosks’ screens as passengers will only need to scan a QR code which will help them navigate through the check-in system and print their boarding pass using their cellphone.

The contactless ordering system is also in place for airport lounges and restaurants. Food ordering can be done via QR codes.

The world-class wooden seat in one of the lounges. (Photo by Leony Garcia/BM)

Accessible and inclusive

The new terminal is made truly accessible and inclusive. The toilets include family rooms, are gender neutral and suitable for passengers with reduced mobility (PRM). There are also escalators and elevators at all gates, providing seamless access for all passengers.

There is a transfer desk for international passengers in the new terminal. Unlike in the past where Kansai passengers had to collect their luggage and go through immigration and re-check in for their flight in Singapore, this time upon arrival they can simply use the transfer desk and go straight to the event of the airport. square.

The new terminal also features a state-of-the-art intelligent visual docking guidance system, which allows pilots to park aircraft precisely and safely, even in adverse weather conditions, using advanced laser technology.

These “sense of place” elements, which showcase Filipino hospitality, culture, nature and heritage, place a strong emphasis on operational efficiency, relaxing guest facilities and unique concepts that have made the airport one of the finalists of the 2021 world selection of the Versailles Prize. Architecture and Design Award in the Airport category.

Some of the airport carpeting is bright green, which pays homage to the lush jungle and surrounding mountains of Pampanga. (Photo by Leony Garcia/BM)

DOT Media Familiarization Tour

Clark International Airport is an international airport covering parts of the cities of Angeles and Mabalacat in the Clark Free Zone in the province of Pampanga.

All flights arriving and departing from Clark have been transferred to its new terminal from May 2. The new terminal was completed in October 2020. President Rodrigo Duterte inspected the new 110,000 square meter Clark Terminal in July 2021.

During the media visit on May 5, passengers were seen boarding or embarking from Jetstar, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.

“We have put a lot of effort into making our passengers’ journey as smooth as possible through the terminal and getting to and from our airport,” said LIPAD (Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corp). general manager Bi Yong Chungunco. LIPAD is the operator of the new terminal at Clark International Airport.

Clark International Airport’s new terminal can handle up to eight million passengers a year, nearly doubling the old terminal’s 4.2 million capacity.

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (left) with officers and staff from the Region 3 Tourism Department office.

Investment stock exchange

The familiarization tour was part of the inaugural Central Luzon Tourism Investment and Business Exchange Summit (CLTISBEX), a two-day event held at the Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort.

The summit, led by the Department of Tourism Region (DOT) III, in collaboration with Tourism Promotions Board Philippines and Subic-Clark Alliance for Development (SCAD), showcased the tourism investment portfolios and unique offerings that make the center of Luzon an ideal tourist and investment destination. .

The new Clark International Airport is the first public-private partnership awarded under the Duterte administration.

It is key architecture, almost symbolic, of the energies invested in New Clark: the nation’s first green, sustainable, and intentionally disaster-resistant city, according to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority.

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