THE Philippines flag carrier Philippine Airlines will fly directly from Davao to Surigao soon.
PAL president and chief operating officer Jaime Bautista said Monday, December 4, during the opening of its new ticket office in Matina, Davao City, that the new route is part of their expansion in Visayas and Mindanao.
“We are looking at other destinations possibly the Davao to Surigao route, we are planning to operate this soon, as we are now accelerating our presence in Visayas and Mindanao,” he said.
Last November, the airline launched the Davao to Cagayan de Oro (CDO), Davao-Tagbilaran, Bohol Davao-Zamboanga flights.
The opening of its new ticket office will serve the customers in the southern part of Davao City.
“This (opening) manifests our commitment to continue serving our passengers from Davao and other nearby cities and municipalities,” Bautista said.
He said Davao is one of PAL’s busiest routes. PAL flies eight times daily from Manila and two to three times from Cebu.
“We are also expanding operations in other destinations from Manila. We are expecting two brand new 777-300ER this December. We will be flying these planes to US, Canada and London,” he said.
“These will allow us operate non-stop flights, these airlines will be equipped with the most modern inflight entertainment system,” Bautista added.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who was present during the opening, urged PAL in jest, to offer more "promo fares" to which the guests including the PAL executives burst in laughter.