PAL EXPRESS STARTS LOW FARE SERVICE BETWEEN CALBAYOG AND MANILA
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.
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