Borongan Airport now open for flights from Manila
TACLOBAN CITY — The commercial airport of Borongan City in Eastern Samar is now ready to accept flights from Manila.
Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda on Tuesday (Oct. 11) said that the city government would formally sign an agreement with the Philippine Airlines (PAL) on October 25, which will pave the way for the country’s flag carrier to use the Borongan airport located in Barangay Punta Maria, about 12 km away from the city proper.
The city mayor said that the maiden flight of PAL to Borongan will take place on November 25.
He also announced that opening the city’s airport would complement the arrival of the five buses earlier procured by the city government to serve free transportation for tourists who will visit the Eastern Samar provincial capital and its nearby municipalities.
The Manila-Borongan flight will take place twice a week or every Monday and Friday, with the PAL providing an 86-seat plane.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will provide the X-ray machine and generator set at the airport’s terminal building.
“Let’s patronize, support, and encourage our people to use our Borongan airport. Let us not squander this opportunity,” Agda said in a press conference on Tuesday.
The operations of the Borongan airport, he said, will open economic opportunities to the city.
At present, clients from Borongan and the rest of Eastern Samar have to endure five-hour land travel to Tacloban City.
CAAP allows Borongan airport to accept direct commercial flights
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