PAL kicks off Xiamen-Palawan flight in Feb 2018
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will start chartering passengers from Xiamen, China to Palawan via the Puerto Princesa City International Airport in February 2018, Mayor Lucilo Bayron announced Monday.
Bayron said PAL would bring 187 tourists from Xiamen, a coastal city in Fujian Province in China, on February 10, 14, and 18 next year.
“It falls under their celebration of Chinese New Year. Probably, we’ll tie up with the Chinese community here to make their stay worthwhile,” the mayor added.
Only last week, the Puerto Princesa mayor said Philippine consulate officials invited travel agency representatives from China to visit for business matching.
“There were three groups: the two visited Boracay and Bohol, while the other one with the largest number of contingent of travel agency representatives came over here,” he said.
The mayor added that the visit would hopefully bring more chartered flights from China.
Data from the Department of Tourism show that Chinese nationals placed fourth in the top 20 countries, who visited Puerto Princesa in 2015. American, Taiwanese and Korean came first, second and third, respectively. (Keith Anthony Fabro/PNA)