PH, Korea to hold air talks in December
The Philippines will be holding air talks with Korea next month on the possible extension of their existing air service agreement.
Civil Aeronautics Board executive director Carmelo L. Arcilla said members of the Philippine air panel are set to meet their counterparts in South Korea on Nov. 7 and 8 in Seoul.v
“The air talks is just to expand the current traffic rights because Korea is our biggest market and we need to address the need for more traffic rights,” Arcilla said.
In December 2015, the Philippines and South Korea agreed to increase seat entitlements to 30, 000 per week from 28,500.
Among the local airlines that are flying to Korea are Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and AirAsia.
Data from the Department of Tourism show that Korea is the country’s top source of arrivals, accounting for 23.82 percent of total arrivals in the first five months of the year.