Clark Air Base, a former US Air Force base in the Philippines and once the largest US military overseas base in the world, is now the site of Clark International Airport, one of the largest airports in the Philippines.
Clark International Airport serves as the main airport for the city of Angeles City on Luzon island and handles over 1.3 million passengers per year. The airport also has plans to develop itself as a major East Asian air hub.
The airport is located in the Clark Freeport Zone, an area that provides modern infrastructure and financial incentives for businesses, industry and tourism – all just 40 miles from the outskirts of Manila.
Clark Air Base served as an American military facility from 1903 to 1991 and was closed following the eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in 1991. The 14.3 square mile base was a stronghold of the combined Filipino and American forces during the Second World War and a major logistical base during the Vietnam War.
Subic Naval Base, a major US naval base which operated until 1992, is located near Clark Air Base. The US military is set to return to Subic Bay on a limited basis as a result of increasing tensions between the Philippines and China.