TACLOBAN CITY – The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced its plan to offer additional flights to Borongan City starting in July this year.
This was announced on Friday (Jan.12) by PAL Tacloban manager Dan Quincy Moquia during the ceremonial signing of a memorandum of agreement between the city government of Borongan headed by Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda and the airline company.
Starting this July 3, PAL’s additional flight will be every Wednesday until the month of October.
PAL is the only airline company that is currently servicing the Borongan City Airport since December 2022.
Currently, the airline company offers two flights a week, every Monday and Friday, from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Borongan City Airport via Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
Since its operations, city information chief Rupert Ambil said that the city government has recorded 7, 439 passengers booked for the Manila-Cebu-Borongan flight at the LGU run ticketing office.
The peak of passengers’ arrival in Borongan starts from July to October, Ambil said.
Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda welcomed this development as he expressed his hopes that more airline passengers from and going to the province of Eastern Samar will book their flights directly to Borongan City Airport.
He also encourages businessmen particularly those who are engaging in the seafoods industry to deliver their cargo to Cebu and Metro Manila using the PAL flights.
Earlier, Rep. Marcelino ‘Nonoy’ Libanan of the 4Ps party-list group disclosed that the national government has allocated a P200 million budget for the upgrading of the airport’s facilities.
The party-list representative said that this budget for the improvement of the airport facility will help in facilitating the transfer of people, goods, and could help bring in more tourists to the province.
(ROEL T. AMAZONA)