In what way is Clark a good alternative and what load can it take away, feasibly, from NAIA? I mean what airline would want to expand their presence at Clark instead of NAIA?
I am not sure I see the ability for Clark to grow much.
is a good alternative simply because it's already there and just waiting to be finished...as opposed to other proposals which nobody is sure when those would start and be completed. It's ability to grow is evident by the secure, vast open area ready for construction, and the road and rail projects already ongoing. As to airlines, basically those who cannot any longer afford to lose more money circling over MNL
endlessly and putting up with the inadequate facilities there...or those who for some reason or another, need to have a presence in the country. CRK
is not an ideal solution but that is what we'll likely have in the short term, or horrors -- indefinitely
There is already decent service to the provinces. There is some OFW traffic to key destinations (Middle east and Sg, HK etc) and there are the 'barmonger express' to Korea. Is there demand for much more?
With the fast growing population and economy, traffic that will bypass MNL is bound to expand as well. Threats to that could be the present virus problem and a resulting recession should it persist. But these would be far more trouble for a green-airfield or brown-water airport project built up from scratch.
Genuinely interested in the reply as I try to understand why some corporate entities in Philippines manicly push Clark and its area for everything and offer deals that are extremely advantageous for foreign companies, yet struggle to get traction outside the Chinese market.
Some entrenched business interests are strongly pushing for a move to Clark because they are eyeing NAIA as a golden prize for their high end developments.