PH eyes air talks with Switzerland, India, New Guinea
The Philippines plans to conduct air talks with India, Papua New Guinea and Switzerland this year. Civil Aeronautics Board executive director Carmelo Arcilla said the Philippine air panel would finalize the dates for the air talks with the three countries.
The Philippine negotiating panel is composed of officials from the CAB, departments of Transportation and Communications, Tourism and Foreign Affairs, as well as from the Clark International Airport Corp. and representatives of local airline companies.
“The most critical is India because its a big market,” Arcilla said.
Data from the Department of Tourism showed that the number of tourists from India increased by 18.3 percent to 107,278 visitors last year.
On thw other hand, the number of visitors from Switzerland to the Philippines last rose to 29,837 from 29,420 visitors in 2016 while those from Papua New Guinea went up 4.8 percent to 8,110 last year.