Flying High: Clark Airport Unveils Impressive 2023 Performance
Clark International Airport (CRK) achieved remarkable growth in 2023, with nearly 2 million passengers choosing the ease and convenience that CRK offers.
This marks a substantial increase of 42% against forecast and 158% increase against 2022 numbers. Forecast is based on the projected restoration of airline seat capacity, taking into consideration border policies, demand recovery, airline plans and other airports’ constraints after the pandemic.
The traffic forecasts were done in cooperation with Changi Airports International Pte. Ltd., a key partner and technical consultant of Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp. (LIPAD), the consortium that operates and manages CRK.
Throughout the year, the airport facilitated a total of 14,892 flights and ended the year with 11 international and 10 domestic flights.
In response to the impressive growth at Clark International Airport in 2023, Noel Manankil, President and Chief Executive Officer of LIPAD, expressed satisfaction, stating, “We are both thrilled and affirmed by what we’ve achieved this year. The substantial increase in passenger numbers, surpassing both industry forecast and previous year’s performance, is a testament to the hard work of our dedicated team and the attractiveness of our airport.”
Looking ahead in 2024, Mr. Manankil expressed their commitment to further improvements, saying, “As we move forward, we vow to build on this success and explore new avenues for enhancement. Our goal is to exceed customer expectations, and we are excited about the opportunities that the coming year holds for Clark International Airport.”
This growth not only indicates a robust recovery for Clark International Airport and the Central and Northern Luzon regions, but also reflects a positive trend in the broader aviation sector.