Trans Asia Shipping Lines, Inc. will open a three-city route from Iligan to Tagbilaran then Cebu, but there will be no return trips through the same course.
This was according to a clarification made by Jun Du, Trans Asia Tagbilaran manager, on Saturday after Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Bohol manager James Gantalao earlier announced that there will be direct sea trips from Tagbilaran City to Iligan City.
“Walay Tagbilaran to Iligan. Iligan, Tagbilaran unya Cebu ra…wala siyay balikan padung Iligan,” said Du.
According to Du, the vessel will depart from Iligan every Saturday and will service the route only once a week. The new route is expected to be launched next month.
Du said that they still have no plans to launch direct sea trips from Tagbilaran City to Iligan City, citing that they have a vessel servicing the Tagbilaran City-Cagayan de Oro route.
Cagayan de Oro is less than 60 kilometers away from Iligan City, a first class, highly urbanized city in northern Mindanao.
Trans Asia currently offers three round trips between Tagbilaran City and Cagayan De Oro three times a week.