Clark International Airportwas formerly known as Diosdado Macapagal International Airport and is a major aviation centre in the Philippines located within the Clark Freeport Zone serving the general area of Angeles City in the Philippines. The airport is surrounded by the cities of Angeles and Mabalacat; and conveniently reached by Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway which is linked to North Luzon Expressway.
The airport mainly serves low-cost carriers. The name of the airport is derived from the former American Clark Air Force Base which was the largest overseas base of the United States Air Force until it was closed in 1991 and handed over to the Government of the Philippines.
The airport is managed and operated by Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), a government-owned enterprise; and the southern part of the facility is utilised by the Philippine Air Force as Clark Air Base.
From an initial design capacity of 500,000 passengers per year, the new Clark Airport terminal can now handle more than 2 million passengers per year. Looking very futuristic, clean and technologically advanced, this terminal occupies a total of 6,279 square metres of floor space, up from the previous 5,365 square metres of floor area.
Within the confines of this new space you will find a fresh arrival area containing a state-of-the-art arrival conveyor in the baggage claim area accompanying a new modern look throughout with a ceiling design straight out of Star Wars.
Multi-station carousels in the check-in area provide for clean, efficient, stress-reducing, unobstructed departures. Increased seating areas while waiting for your plane ensure you will be comfortable and relaxed as you prepare to depart.
Also included in the remodelled Clark Airport is an immigration counter, five airline administrative offices and 5 airline ticketing offices, restrooms, coffee shop and a new pre-departure check-in lobby area. Foreign exchange services are available as well as a duty-free shop at the arrival area and souvenir shops at the pre-departure area.
Terminal 2 will increase the total capacity from 2 million passengers per year to about 8 million passengers annually.