SENATOR Loren Legarda said the improvement of Antique airport and the Philippine Airlines' (PAL) direct flights between Clark International Airport and Antique will spur the local economy.
“Today, as we welcome the inaugural flight of Philippine Airlines in our newly renovated airport, I can proudly say that Antique’s progress is unstoppable,” said Legarda in a speech read by Governor Rhodora Cadiao during the inaugural flight of PAL to Antique airport.
“We are ready to welcome more tourists in our province and we are excited to share our products to more Filipinos and tourists outside the province. Our expanded and upgraded airport will be our gateway and PAL will be our partner in this endeavor,” she added.
It was through Legarda's efforts that PAL is now servicing direct flights to Antique.
Starting December 16, PAL Express flies to Antique twice a week, on Sundays and Tuesdays, departing Clark International Airport at 6 a.m. and arriving at Antique Airport in San Jose de Buenavista at 7:20 a.m.
The return flight leaves Antique Airport at 7:40 a.m. and arrives in Clark International Airport at 9 a.m.
“Antique has so much potential for growth. This is just the beginning of many more successes for our beloved province,” Legarda added.