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DOTr to put up CRK Check-in Facility at SM City Clark

Steven Lim, Plaza Premium Group’s Regional General Manager for Southeast Asia; SM Supermalls President Steven Tan, DOT Assistant Secretary for Tourism Development Warner Andrada, Department of Transportation Undersecretary Roberto Lim, CDC President and CEO Agnes Devanadera, CIAC president and CEO Arrey Perez, and LIPAD president and CEO Noel Manankil sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a City Check-in Facility at SM City Clark.

CLARK FREEPORT – Passengers can now check in at a City Check-In Facility at SM City Clark before reaching the Clark International Airport.

This move by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), part of government’s efforts to make air travel as safe and comfortable as possible for the flying public, was welcomed by stakeholders of the CRK.

“We are deeply honored to be part of this collaboration to set up a city check-in facility. With the added convenience of checking in prior to reaching the airport, this will truly enhance CRK’s appeal as an airport of choice while showcasing Clark’s vibrant location,” said Noel Manankil, president and CEO of the Luzon International Premier Airport Development (LIPAD) Corp., the manager and operator of Clark International Airport.

The City Check-In Facility was established following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), the Department of Tourism-Region 3 (DOT-3), the Clark Development Corporation (CDC), the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), LIPAD, Premier Central Inc., and Plaza Premium Lounge CRK Inc.

The setting up of the check-in facility is one of the improvements of the CRK facilities and congruent with Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista’s commitment to deliver comfortable, accessible, safe, sustainable, and affordable transportation by elevating the country’s transport systems to global standards.

“This collaboration under the dynamic leadership of the involved agencies is a template for further undertaking of other sectors to provide seamless air travel in the country. Let us all work for one Philippine aviation,” Transportation Undersecretary Roberto Lim said.

Arrey Perez, CIAC president and CEO, said the establishment of the City Check-In Facility is an additional assistance to passengers departing through the CRK.

“The check-in facility inside a popular mall will definitely have a positive impact because, more than just an additional service, it will add to the convenience of CRK passengers,” Perez said.

The signing was also witnessed by DOT Assistant Secretary for Tourism Development Warner Andrada who said the facility will “showcase and promote tourism in the regions and the project aligns with the DOT’s efforts to ensure convenience among travelers to further boost tourism in the country.”

Aside from the BCDA, LIPAD, CIAC, CDC, and DOT-3, other signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding include Steven Lim, Plaza Premium Group’s Regional General Manager for Southeast Asia; and SM Supermalls President Steven Tan.