Trinoma Clark Airport Lounge

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.

Trinoma Clark Airport Lounge
Trinoma Clark Airport Lounge Front
Trinoma Clark Airport Lounge
Trinoma Clark Airport Lounge Back

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
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  • 3:00 AM
  • 6:00 AM
  • 8:00 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM

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From Clark Airport to Trinoma
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  • 1:30 AM
  • 5:00 AM
  • 9:00 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 2:30 PM
  • 5:30 PM[/unordered_list]

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.

Transportation in the Philippines – by Air

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:

City/Municipality Province Airport Code Airport name
Silay Negros Occidental BCD Bacolod-Silay International Airport
Angeles Pampanga CRK Clark International Airport
Davao City Davao del Sur DVO Francisco Bangoy (Davao) International Airport
General Santos South Cotabato GES General Santos International (Tambler) Airport
Cabatuan Iloilo ILO Iloilo International Airport
Kalibo Aklan KLO Kalibo International Airport
Laoag Ilocos Norte LAO Laoag International Airport
Lapu-Lapu Cebu CEB Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Parañaque/Pasay Metro Manila MNL Ninoy Aquino (Manila) International Airport
Puerto Princesa Palawan PPS Puerto Princesa International Airport
Morong Bataan SFS Subic Bay International Airport
Zamboanga City Zamboanga del Sur ZAM 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 Website URL:
Philippine Airlines http://www1.philippineairlines.com/
PAL Express http://www.flypalexpress.com/
Cebu Pacific http://www.cebupacificair.com
Air Asia http://www.airasia.com/ph/
Tiger Air http://www.tigerairways.com/ph/en/
Sky Jet Air http://www.skyjetair.com/

To make it easier to plan out your flights to the Philippines, you can use http://www.skyscanner.com.ph/

[box type=”info”]Guidelines[/box]

      • 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.