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Clark International Airport back in business

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By Jonas Reyes

CLARK FREEPORT – After being battered by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that halted its operation on Monday afternoon, the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) announced its resumption of operations by 4 pm Wednesday.

(Mark Balmores / MANILA BULLETIN)

(Mark Balmores / MANILA BULLETIN)

The shutdown, which lasted only less than 48 hours, was due to the damage at the terminal building caused by an earthquake that struck Luzon Monday. Employees of CIAC frantically repaired the area to assure passengers that the delay in operation would only be minimal.

“Clark airport is business as usual, from counters to manifest to boarding gates,” CIAC president and CEO Jaime Melo said.

Clearing operations and repairs immediately started Tuesday morning inside the pre-departure area after a huge portion of its ceiling collapsed.

“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.

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