The Philippine’s flag carrier expanded its operation in Davao City to accommodate more clients and its adjacent municipalities and provinces.
Philippine Airlines (PAL) president and COO Jaime Bautista said the opening of the new branch is their way of manifesting their commitment to continue serving their riding passengers from Davao and the adjoining municipalities.
PAL now has three branches in Davao City. Davao, he said is PAL’s busiest route with eight daily flights from Manila and two to three flights daily to Cebu.
“We are planning to expand operations in Davao although we already started the Davao-Tagbiliran route,” he said.
He said PAL is planning to operate a Davao-Siargao route as the airline firm eyes to increase its presence from Davao to more destinations in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
As this developed, he said PAL is expecting the delivery of two brand new 777 300 ER aircrafts this December that would fly from Manila to US, London, and Canada.
“This will allow us to operate non-stop flights with these aircrafts that are equipped with the most modern in-flight entertainment system,” he said.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio lauded the expansion of PAL in the city.
Duterte-Carpio cited the airline company’s expanding business in Davao City and the growing business in the Philippines.
She said Dabawenyos are working hard that “our city become competitive and will be put in the map in the ASEAN community and not just the Philippine community”. (DDB/PNA)