A new airline is comming to Calbayog. Cebu Pacific Airlines has already opened it’s ticketing office in Calbayog, and is scheduled to start service, between Calbayog’s Sabang Airport, and Manila, on Feburary 18, 2009. According to Cebu Pacific’s local representative, Analyn S. Amoguez, the flights will be Monday, Wednessday, and Friday mornings.
Currently Zest Airways (formerly Asian Spirit), and PAL Express also fly between Calbayog and Manila. Zest Air is currently scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons, while PAL Express offers daily flights. That means their could be 3 flights every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We will have to wait and see if any of the airlines change their schedule. Personally, I would like to see some flights added to Cebu.
All of this change is pretty amazing, when you consider that we only had a couple flights a week, at this time last year. I’ve heard some of the other Samar airports are experiencing similiar changes. So why is there suddenly all this interest in our area? We have PGMA’s “Central Philippines Tourism Super Regions program” to thank for that. President Arroyo believes that tourism is the key to development.