PAL to add new flights to Borongan City

More flights means more tourists. Thus said tourism regional director Karina Rosa Tiopes, reacting on the additional Manila-Cebu-Borongan flight. The provincial government of Northern Samar is also requesting for additional flights.

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the reported additional flights of commercial airlines to the different airports in the region, notably at the Borongan Airport.

Karina Rosa Tiopes, DOT regional director, said that more flights in the region would mean tourists could now have easy and fast access to visit tourist destinations in Eastern Visayas.
Earlier, City Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda announced that the Philippine Airlines (PAL) would be adding an additional flight from the current twice-a-week Manila-Cebu-Borongan flight.

Agda said that the additional flight would start in July of this year.

“I am happy that there will be an increase of flight in Borongan but there are still other places in the region that need that,” Tiopes said.

To have more flights, there must be a demand for it and ready facilities that will cater to their guests, the tourism official added.

Also last week, Northern Samar Governor Edwin Ongchuan requested for PAL to make additional flights of its Manila-Catarman flight, boosting of the increase in economic activities in the province.

Currently, PAL is offering five times a week flight from Catarman to Manila from Tuesday to Friday and Sunday.

Ongchuan requested PAL officials to also offer Monday and Saturday flights for the convenience of travelers and also help boost the local economy which is good for encouraging more investments that will generate more jobs and livelihood.