Bayanihan Media Awards National Winner

Clark International Airport clinches Routes Asia 2024 Award

Langkawi, Malaysia — Clark International Airport (CRK) emerges a victor in the esteemed Under 5 Million Passengers category for Routes Asia 2024.

This award recognizes the organization’s excellence in route development marketing.

The accolade follows CRK’s exceptional performance in 2023, when it demonstrated significant growth by efficiently handling nearly 2 million passengers. This outstanding achievement presents a remarkable 160% increase from the preceding 12 months, manifesting the airport’s resilience and robust recovery amid challenging circumstances.

Highlights of Clark International Airport’s success include the successful onboarding of five new airlines, four of which are international carriers. The airport also expanded its network by adding 13 new destinations, underscoring its commitment to enhance connectivity and foster positive trends in the broader aviation sector.

Noel Manankil, Chief Executive Officer and President of Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp. (LIPAD), the operator of CRK, says, “We are honored and humbled to be the recipient of this prestigious award. We express our deepest gratitude to the committee behind Routes Asia 2024 for recognizing our efforts and contribution in the aviation and tourism industry. This is not just an achievement, but a testament to the collective efforts of an incredible team of individuals who have stayed true and committed to the company throughout this journey.”

He adds, “We are grateful for the opportunity to show how much CRK has grown and progressed,
and for fostering an environment that encourages innovation, creativity, and dedication. Receiving this award is not just a recognition of past achievements but a reminder of our responsibility to continue to strive and deliver the best airport service and experience that our passengers deserve.”

CRK competed against notable contenders Cairns Airport, Australia; GMR Goa International Airport, India; Hat Yai International Airport, Thailand; and Sendai International Airport, Japan.