There’s an easier and more convenient way now to get to go to Clark Airport (Diosdado Macapagal International Aiport) with the Trinoma Clark Airport Lounge.
This is a welcome development since I’ve had a pretty rough experience when I went I used the Clark Airport to go to Boracay last April 2012. My flight was really early at that time, 7am. I researched and can’t find an available bus that would take me to Clark Airport that early. (There were non-airconditioned bus in the south of Metro Manilathat ply the route but I live in the north and it is really not practical to go there at 3am.) I need to leave for the airport at about 3am just to get there in time for the 5am check-in procedures. So, I just pleaded to my dad to drive to Clark Airport 🙂 But, I can’t do it every time I have to fly via Clark Airport that’s why this is a really good news.
Here’s the leaflet that they gave away to promote the Trinoma Clark Airport Lounge.
I guess you should just use the phone number (+63-2-621-3673) when inquiring rather than using the www.clarkairport.com since not all the links work (sadly, just like every government website).
The Trinoma Clark Lounge is located on the ground floor of Trinoma just beside Mercury Drug facing North Avenue. It has seats available good for a lot of passengers and fully air-conditioned. There’s also a receptionist and security guard. There’s also the option to leave your luggage in the lounge and just stroll inside the mall instead of just waiting in the lounge.
Ticket Price is just P200 one way.
The Daily Bus Schedule is as follows:
From Trinoma To Clark Airport
From Clark Airport to Trinoma
Remember to call them first about the schedule since this might have already changed. They also don’t do ticket reservations. You can just come on the day itself. But again, inquire from them about this again just to be sure.
The major gateway to the Philippines is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport which is located in the capital – Manila. With the increasing number of tourist, the airports are being upgraded to handle more passengers and bigger planes. Here are some of the growing list of International Airports in the country which may be your ports of entry:
Bacolod-Silay International Airport
Clark International Airport
Davao del Sur
Francisco Bangoy (Davao) International Airport
General Santos International (Tambler) Airport
Iloilo International Airport
Kalibo International Airport
Laoag International Airport
Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Ninoy Aquino (Manila) International Airport
Puerto Princesa International Airport
Subic Bay International Airport
Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga International Airport
Aside from the international airports, there are also a number of domestic airports scattered all over the archipelago. You need to check-out which airport that you would use to a particular province and which airlines are servicing that route.
Most of the airlines operating in the Philippines are budget airlines. I think Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier, is the only full service airline. Thanks to these budget airlines traveling across the different islands is now much more convenient. Here are 5 major airlines operating in the country:
Major Airlines in the Philippines
Sky Jet Air
To make it easier to plan out your flights to the Philippines, you can use http://www.skyscanner.com.ph/
Do not make bomb jokes. Even just mere mention of bomb would get you in trouble. By trouble, I mean Prison!
Liquid, aerosol and gels in more than 100ml containers are not allowed in your hand carry luggage.
Arrive in the airport 3 hours in advance for international flights and 2 hours in advance for domestic flights.
Terminal fees are collected from passengers departing a particular airport. The fund is used for acquiring security equipments for the airport. The fee varies depending on the airport:
International departure: P200-750
Domestic departure on International airport: P200
Other Local Domestic Airports: P20-40
What’s your favorite airline in the Philippines? Tell me about your experience below.