Partial operations at airport eyed Wednesday, power in Clark fully restored
The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) is eyeing to resume partial operations at the airport Wednesday, April 24, after the assessment showed the tower, apron, runways and taxiways are structurally sound following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that jolted Luzon Monday.
“The good news is that the tower can be operated, there was no substantial damage. Wala ring problema sa road surface ng airports,” CIAC President Jaime Melo said in a press briefing.
Melo said passengers who were stranded because of the strong quake will be prioritized once the partial operations resume.
CIAC will be giving another update later today.
The clearing operations and repairs inside the departure area and terminal building are already ongoing.
Power has also been fully restored in Clark as of 10:30 p.m. Monday. All roads and bridges have also been assessed and cleared.
The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has designated temporary shelters for travelers and tourists who were affected by the temporary closure of the Clark International Airport. These include the Training Center at HSD, the pavilion at Bicentennial Park, the Philippine Air Force Gym, and the Clark Parade Grounds. Provisions of water and food are also being provided in these shelters.