International flights at the Clark International Airport (CRK) have dropped by 50 percent due to the travel ban amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) scare.
In an interview on Tuesday, Luzon International Premiere Airport Development (LIPAD) Corporation communications manager Teri Flores said international flights before the Covid-19 crisis were pegged at 280 per week. Due to the imposed travel bans, the figure has declined to only 130 weekly.
Flores, however, said domestic flights increased from 406 to 428 weekly.
“CRK always remains operational, even with the evolving Covid-19 situation,” she added.
To ensure the safety of passengers, visitors and airport workers, she said CRK has introduced new measures and disinfecting techniques, as well as increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high traffic and high contact areas within the terminal.
Flores said CRK has also added temperature monitoring points, which include the main terminal entrance, departure exit, domestic arrival exit and corporate offices.
“We encourage passengers to always check with their airlines should there be any changes in their flight details prior to proceeding to the airport,” she said. (PNA)