On Monday at around 5 p.m., a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Luzon. The most significantly affected areas were in the northern province of Pampanga, which was nearest to the epicenter.
Clark International Airport suffered heavy damages. The roof over their check-in counters collapsed and debris was everywhere.
However, these damages have been swiftly repaired. Already!
In less than 48 hours since the devastating quake, the Department of Transportation and the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) have managed to repair the terminal building’s damages and get it back to operation!
“Clark airport is business as usual, from counters to manifest to boarding gates,” CIAC president Jaime Melo said.
“May we remind the riding public to kindly check or coordinate with their respective airlines for confirmation of their flight schedules via Clark beginning April 24,” Melo said.
The airport will resume is regular operations by 4 p.m. today, Wednesday April 24.
The repair of the airport began immediately on Tuesday morning, starting with clearing operations.
Flights can now be accommodated in Clark as power, flight information systems and CCTVs have been fully restored.
By Tuesday evening, in fact, international cargo carriers FedEx and UPS have returned to Clark to resume their services. This shows that the runway is safe and sound.
Look at the photos below!