Clark airport direct link to NLEX, SCTEX in the works

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Conceptual rendering of CRK Direct Link. Photo from Clark International Airport Corporation.
  • A direct link between Clark International Airport and North Luzon Expressway and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway is in the works
  • Preparations are underway for detailed architectural and engineering design of an access road
  • The CRK Direct Access Link project spans 2.7 kilometers, featuring north- and south-bound toll plazas connecting to SCTEx
  • The link is expected to be completed in 2026
  • It is part of horizontal infrastructure development efforts of CIAC for the Clark Civil Aviation Complex

A direct link between Clark International Airport (CRK) and North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) is in the works.

Preparations are underway for detailed architectural and engineering design for the CRK Direct Access Link, a project that spans 2.7 kilometers, featuring north- and south-bound toll plazas connecting to the SCTEx.

The link is expected to be completed in 2026, Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) said in a statement.

“The hassle-free direct access link will provide travelers the ‘sense of arrival’—a feeling of welcome and of entering a gateway to exciting new places—from a faster yet comfortable trip that will enhance the impression of our award-winning airport whose number of flights and passengers continue to grow,” CIAC president Arrey Perez said.

“Apart from the faster and more comfortable trip for travelers especially coming from Metro Manila and the northern parts of Luzon, the road project will exponentially boost potential for partners, locators, and investors in the airport complex that we are strongly pushing for development,” Perez added.

He noted that the road network project is part of horizontal infrastructure development efforts of CIAC for the Clark Civil Aviation Complex, primed to be the premier global civil aviation logistics hub of the country.

Perez’s statement comes on the heels of a recent report from the Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corp., the consortium that operates and manages CRK, showing the gateway’s passenger volume grew to nearly two million in 2023, or a 158% increase year-on-year.

CIAC is the government corporation managing the 2,367-hectare Clark Civil Aviation Complex, home to CRK and as well as the mixed-use business district Clark Global City, and several locators in cargo and aviation-related businesses.

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