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Next year, travelers using the Clark International Airport in Pampanga, Philippines will soon have the terminal fee integrated to their airline tickets.
In a release by Clark Airport's operator Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corporation (LIPAD) on November 13, the passenger terminal fee normally paid at the airport will be integrated into both domestic and international flight tickets starting January 1, 2021.
According to LIPAD, travelers who purchase their tickets starting on January 1, 2021 will no longer have to pay the terminal fee at the airport. Those who purchased their tickets before that date will still have to proceed to the payment counters at the terminal. Terminal Fee exemptions still apply to select individuals, particularly to infants below 2 years old for both domestic and international flights, and OFWs for international flights.
The airport operator reports that 17 airlines have signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with LIPAD signifying their agreement to begin the transition to terminal fee integration.
In a statement regarding the terminal fee integration, LIPAID Chief Executive Officer Bi Yong Chungunco said: “The integration of the terminal fee has been one of our priority projects CRK. It is our pleasure to see this into fruition and to make our passengers’ journey as hassle-free and seamless as possible.”
Located around 80 kilometers (~49 miles) northwest of the Philippine capital of Manila, Clark Airport in Pampanga is seen as an alternative airport for the Manila and the surrounding areas.