The name of the country’s ninth president would be dropped from the Pampanga airport and would revert to its original name—Clark International Airport (CIA). Instead, his name would be used in a soon-to-rise terminal for passengers served by international and domestic budget airlines.
“We will project Clark as Clark, including its history,” said Victor Jose Luciano, Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) president and chief executive officer.
CIA, as a name, first appeared in Executive Order No. 192 issued by former President Fidel Ramos on July 27, 1994, documents showed. Through it, Ramos authorized the creation of CIAC to operate and manage the Clark Aviation Complex (CAC).
Also by Ramos, EO 174 earlier designated this free port’s forerunner, the Clark Special Economic Zone, as the “future site of a premier Philippine International Airport.”
A survey showed that domestic and international aviation players know the airport more to be Clark International Airport than Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA), Luciano said.
Adding “We made a survey among pilots and other players in the aviation industry. The Clark International Airport or Diosdado Macapagal International Airport went by three letters and these are CRK.”
The code of the International Air Transport Association for Clark is also CRK.