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Clark International Airport resuming operations Wednesday afternoon

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 07:20 AM April 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Clark International Airport in Pampanga will resume operations Wednesday afternoon, April 24, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) announced.

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The airport, which sustained heavy damage after a magnitude 6.1 rattled parts of Luzon Monday afternoon, will resume operations at 4 p.m.

 Clark airport to resume ops on Wednesday afternoon — DOTr, CIAC

Top photo shows the extent of damage at the Clark International Airport terminal’s check-in counters after last Monday’s magnitude 6.1 earthquake. Bottom photo shows the refurbished area as of Tuesday evening. The airport will resume operations at 4p.m. today, Wednesday, April 24. Photo courtesy of Department of Transportation.

READ: Clark International Airport heavily damaged by quake

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“Clark airport is business as usual, from counters to manifest to boarding gates,” CIAC president Jaime Melo said in a statement.

Clearing operations and repairs, particularly for the pre-departure area where the ceiling collapsed due to the quake, started on Tuesday morning, CIAC said.

It added that power, flight information systems and CCTVs have been fully restored in time for the resumption of flights.

Passengers are reminded to check and coordinate with their respective airlines for confirmation of their flight schedules for Wednesday, April 24.

Several airlines earlier cancelled flights to and from Clark airport due to its closure.  /gsg

READ: PAL cancels Clark flights on April 24 due to airport closure

READ: Cebu Pacific cancels flights until April 24 due to Clark airport closure

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