High passenger demand for Qatar Airways' flight to Clark

AviationUpdatesPH.com – Qatar Airways has been experiencing a surge in passenger demand for its daily flights from Doha, Qatar to Clark, Philippines. The airline first launched this route in November 2013, utilizing its 284-seater Airbus A330 aircraft.

Emirates, another major airline, ceased its service to Clark on May 3 due to low passenger demand. This has left Qatar Airways as the sole operator of long-haul flights on this route.

Victor Luciano, the President of Clark International Airport, noted that the number of passengers from Doha is gradually increasing. He also mentioned that some flights have already been fully booked. Passengers residing north of Manila prefer Clark due to less traffic congestion. To facilitate passenger movement, bus companies regularly operate services from Clark Airport to Trinona Mall and Resorts World Manila.

Qatar Airways had plans to increase its flights to Clark to 14 per week. However, the Civil Aeronautics Board rejected this proposal, stating that the current bilateral market does not warrant the opening of new frequencies between the two cities.

The Doha-Clark route of Qatar Airways is particularly popular among those seeking employment in the cities of Qatar and Abu Dhabi.

In addition to Qatar Airways, several other airlines operate from Clark Airport, offering passengers a variety of connecting flights. These airlines include Asiana Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Dragonair, Jin Air, Tigerair (Singapore), and Tigerair Philippines.