PAL Express Flys to Calbayog


PAL Express flight landing in Calbayog

The sound of helicopters filled the air today, as President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo visited Calbayog City. Her visit was to welcome Philippine Airlines new low fare PAL Express service to Calbayog. President Arroyo expressed interest in attending the arrival of the inaugural flight when she was informed of it by Calbayog Mayor Mel Senen Sarmiento at an earlier meeting in Malacañang. This marks the first time Calbayog has been serviced by 2 concurrent airlines. Until now, Asian Spirit has been flying between Manila and Calbayog 3 times weekly. With PAL Express flying the other 4 days, Calbayog now has daily air service.
UPDATE: Arroyo has now directed local and national officials to upgrade the Calbayog Airport.

Additional Information and Related Stories:

Philippine Airlines Website, where you can get flight information.

July 17, 2008: Out In Calbayog City, Again: Images from the President’s visit.

July 16, 2008: GMA orders upgrade of Calbayog airport

July 15, 2008 article on GMANEWS.TV: PAL revives Eastern Visayas flights

July 13, 2008 article on Gov.Ph: PGMA to welcome passengers on inaugural flight of PAL Express to Calbayog on Tuesday.

July 13, 2008 article on GMANEWS.TV: Arroyo to welcome passengers on PAL express inaugural flight to Samar

Philippine Information Agency Press Release of July 12, 2008

Note: This article was origionally published on our Calbayog News Page, which has been replaced by this blog.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Calbayog News Page moved : Samar.Expat2Phils.Com
  2. sailorjohn
    Jan 02, 2009 @ 15:16:50

    I hear the the daily flights have changed now to a few times a week. Is this true?


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