Diosdado Macapagal International Airport
|Diosdado Macapagal International Airport|
|Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Diosdado Macapagal|
|IATA: CRK - ICAO: RPLC|
|Operator||Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC)|
|Elevation AMSL||484 ft (148 m)|
Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Diosdado Macapagal) (DMIA), also called Clark International Airport IATA: CRK ICAO: RPLC, is the main airport serving the immediate vicinity of the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) and the general area of Angeles City in the Philippines.
It is located on an area of the CSEZ formerly used as the airfield of the Clark Air Base, which was closed down in 1991 by the U.S. Air Force after the explosion of Mount Pinatubo, subsequently cleaned up, then reopened as the CSEZ.
The airport is a focus city of Tiger Airways and serves as an alternate to its counterpart in Manila, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which was deemed by some of the airlines serving this airport to have higher landing fees. Due to its proximity to Manila, the airport is often referred to as Manila-Clark  or Clark-Manila,  although the airport is located eighty-five kilometers northwest of Manila proper.
The airport is managed by the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), a government-owned and/or controlled corporation.
- For information on the history of the DMIA before the explosion of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 and the departure of U.S. forces from the Philippines, see the article on Clark Air Base.
During the administration of former Philippine President Fidel Ramos, the airport was designated to be the future primary international gateway of the Philippines and the only international airport of Manila and its neighboring provinces when Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila has reached full capacity and can no longer be expanded.
In the early 2000s, the airport was renamed by Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the DMIA, in memory of her father, Diosdado Macapagal, the ninth Philippine president, who was a native of the province of Pampanga, where the airport is located.
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