Clark International Airport, also known as Diosdado Macapagal International Airport or DMIA, is located in the vicinity of the Clark Freeport Zone, a former US military air base. Managed by the government-owned Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), DMIA is one of the biggest aviation complexes in Asia with two runways that can easily accommodate wide-bodied aircrafts. It is also home to Asia's leading maintenance, repair and overhaul companies that is setting up hangar operations to narrow and wide-bodied aircrafts.
DMIA serves as an alternative gateway to travelers from the North and Central Luzon who want to avoid the traffic leading to the Philippines' main airport, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. The Clark International Airport also serves a principal gateway to low-cost airlines. Air Asia and Tiger Airways, two of the major budget air carriers in Asia, have chosen Clark airport to be its main hub. Full-scheduled Korean airline, Asiana, also flies in DMIA to Incheon, South Korea daily.