The Philippine Airlines (PAL) officially launched its Tagbilaran-Davao route with its inaugural flight arriving at the Tagbilaran City airport on Wednesday noon.
PAL’s new 86-seater bi-class aircraft will be flying from Tagbilaran City to Davao City, and vice versa, four times week.
The plane departs Davao City at 10:40 a.m. while the return flight from Tagbilaran City leaves at 12:25 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
According to PAL Express vice president for operations Edgardo Diaz, the new route is part of the airline’s bid to grow its network and connect the slew of islands in the archipelago.
PAL is also undergoing a re-fleeting program, he said.
Diaz along with Gov. Edgar Chatto, Tagbilaran City Mayor Baba Yap, PAL Visayas area head Reyani Romero and PAL Tagbilaran Manager Emma Caseñas led the welcoming of the inaugural flight.
Meanwhile, Cabinet Sec. Leoncio Evasco Jr. joined the maiden flight which travelled from Davao City.
PAL now has four destinations which can be reached directly from the Tagbilaran Airport including Manila, Cebu, Davao and Incheon, South Korea.
On December 16, the airline will be opening the Tagbilaran-Clark, Pampanga route using an Airbus 320 aircraft. (Rey Tutas)