7.03.2009

PIA News Service - Friday, July 3, 2009

AirPhil starts daily jet service in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (3 July) - Air Philippines (AirPhil), the low-cost carrier of the Lucio Tan Group, started its daily jet service between Manila and Surigao Wednesday, July 1, 2009 replacing the 76 seater-turbo prop of PAL Express. 

Air Philippines’ 118-seater Boeing 737-200 touched down at the Surigao City Airport around 10:15am, yesterday with its maiden passengers from Manila formally started its daily service operation to Surigao City as the province gateway. 

Flight will depart Manila at 8:45am to arrive Surigao at 10:15am. The return flight will leave Surigao at 10:45am arriving Manila at 12:15pm. AirPhil operates at the new NAIA Terminal 3.

Gov. Robert Ace Barbers in his welcome remarks cited the entry of Air Philippines as a significant development for the province as it gears toward being one of the primary tourist destinations in the country.

Meanwhile, Capt. Edilberto Medina, AirPhil President and CEO said that with the full support of the LGU and the private sector he assured the Surigaonons that there will be no turning back. 

“The Air Philippines, whether you like it or not there is no turning back, with the commitment of the government and the private sector we are now partners. I hope that with our presence here we can bring more prosperity to you all.” 

Medina added that this is now the answer to the popular clamor of the locals for a more convenient and affordable transport service.

Medina also announced their plan of putting up flights from Cebu to Surigao using the turboprop of PAL Express. “We will start the Cebu-Surigao the soonest possible time. We are now on the final stage of preparation,” Medina concluded. (Fryan E. Abkilan, PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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