Clark International Airport is the main aviation centre in the Philippines serving the general area of Angeles City. The airport’s is named after the former American Clark Air Force Base, which was United States Air Force’s largest overseas base until it was shut down in 1991. Subsequently, it was handed over the Government of Philippines and thereby developed into the airport it is today.
The airport is managed and operated by a government-owned enterprise, while the southern portion of the airport is being used by the Philippine Air Force as Clark Air Base.
The airport has one terminal, and is capable of accommodating 1 to 2 million passengers per year. Terminal 2 is currently being built, and once completed, the original terminal (Terminal 1) will take over all the domestic routes while Terminal 2 will house all international routes. A third terminal, Terminal 3, is also in the process of construction, and once completed, will join the ranks of the preceding terminals, making Clark International Airport one of the largest airports in the world.
How to get around
Rental services are easily available at the airport. There, you will find about 10 rental car companies waiting to help you speed you on your merry journey. However, if you prefer to sit back and relax after a long flight, taxi services are also available around the same area.
Alternatively, you could use the Airport’s shuttle services that will bring you into designated parts within the city. There are three shuttle companies to choose from, namely Airport Shuttle Service Inc., Genesis Transport Inc., and Philtranco Bus Service.
There are of course public bus services that will bring you from the airport to the city, but the buses do not operate after 12mn.
What to see & do
Angeles City is home to thousands upon thousands of entertainment establishments and is slowly gaining popularity, becoming Philippine’s entertainment capital. Make your way down to Fields Avenue if you want to experience the nightlife of Philippines. This is the largest area for clubs and bars, although more and more clubs are opening throughout the other parts of the city.
If you prefer outdoorsy adventure to a night of booze and decadence, try your feet at Mount Pinatubo. It boasts itself as an untapped, natural habitat ready to awe thrill seekers or recreationists. So whether you decide to go for some serious hiking up the mountain, or just a slow and quiet walk around the area to marvel at the view, you won’t be disappointed.
You can also do some sightseeing in Angeles City. Visit Nayong Pilipino Clark to learn more about the history of Philippines. This site is actually a theme park, with scale-replicas of famous and historical sites from all around Philippines. The former location of this theme park was in Metro Manila.