Former US air base in Philippines may host commercial flights to North America

By SETH ROBSON | STARS AND STRIPES

air forceAn airport that once hosted the largest U.S. Air Force base in the Philippines is negotiating to host commercial flights to North America, a move welcomed by veterans who have settled in the country.

The corporation that runs Clark International Airport, known as Clark Air Base before the Air Force departed in 1991, announced talks with airlines last week.

“We are currently in negotiations with air carriers, pertaining especially in connecting Clark to North America,” airport chief executive Alexander Cauguiran told the Manila Bulletin newspaper.

The airport, which has not named the airlines it’s talking with about U.S. routes, already hosts domestic flights and international routes to the Middle East, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore.

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SOURCE: News Now/  Seth Robson/Stars And Stripes Online

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