Emirates is to launch daily, non-stop flights to
Clark International Airport in the Philippines.
Emirates has been
operating flights to Manila, the capital of the Philippines, since
1990 and, due to the demand, has continued to increase its flight
frequency on the route to its current triple daily, non-stop
Clark International Airport is located in the
province of Pampanga in Central Luzon, which is 80 kilometres to
the north of Manila. Its location means it has a
catchment area of 17 million people.
“There has always been
a growing demand for Emirates’ services since we connected Manila
with Dubai and our constantly expanding network on six continents.
The launch of flights between Clark International Airport and
Dubai will offer our passengers the flexibility of choosing from
two destinations in the Philippines,” said Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline.
Operated by a two-class Boeing
777-300ER, EK338 will depart Dubai at 04:00 and arrive at Clark
International Airport at 16:40. The return flight, EK339 will
depart at 18:35 and arrive at Dubai International Airport at
With the new daily flight to Clark International
Airport, scheduled to commence 1 October 2013, Emirates SkyCargo will be able to provide more than 160 tonnes of additional cargo hold capacity each way per week,
further supporting Philippines exports of perishables, such as
dairy products, fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood and electrical
and electronic equipment, and its imports of textiles, apparel,
plants, flowers and chemical products.
A government study
estimated that there are 10 million Filipinos living outside the
Philippines – about 10% of the country’s home population. The
largest number of overseas Filipinos reside mainly in the United
States. The region with the largest temporary overseas Filipino
population is the Middle East with approximately 2.9 million
Filipinos, with 680,000 living in the UAE.
Central Luzon is
one of the leading growth regions in the Philippines and is host
to the country’s premier economic zones – the Clark Freeport Zone
and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. The region is known for
its rich coastline and for the emerging tourist attraction of
Mount Pinatubo, an active strato volcano that following a hike to
its crater offers breath-taking views of the surrounding area.
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