By Emmie V. Abadilla
Clark International Airport (CRK) is ready in case flights are diverted from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Clark next week when the Tagaytay radar shuts down temporarily for upgrading and maintenance between March 6 to 11, 2017.
The CRK can accommodate at least 33 aircraft during the day and 26 aircraft at night.
Although two radars will remain operational during the maintenance of the Tagaytay radar, the latter’s temporary shutdown will reduce flights at the NAIA.
The radar upgrading will include a new technology called the Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/ Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM), a system that ensures safer and more efficient air traffic flow.
“Clark airport is ready should there be flight diversions,” confirmed Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and CEO Alexander Cauguiran during his meeting with the Airline Operators’ Council Manila (AOC-MNL) the other day.
CRK has ample aircraft parking slots, hotel accommodations, transportation services, emergency and technical services, he added.