Calbayog's Third Airline

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.

Local Cebu Pacific representative Analyn S. Amoguez in the new Calbayog Ticketing office

Local Cebu Pacific representative Analyn S. Amoguez in the new Calbayog Ticketing office


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sailorjohn
    Jan 28, 2009 @ 23:41:05

    Question Dale.

    Since this will be in affect when we travel in May,I wonder how it will be at the airport. Have they done any additions to the airport or is it the same???


  2. Admin Dale
    Feb 03, 2009 @ 10:10:50

    I don’t really know yet, John. They were doing some work at the airport, last time I was there, but I have not been up there in a couple of months. At that time, I did not notice any drastic changes.


  3. sailorjohn
    Feb 04, 2009 @ 11:48:39

    I agree. It would be nice if they could add a few flights from Calbayog to Cebu during the week. Many like to avoid going into Manila and then down south.

    I would hope witht eh daily flights now into and out of Calbayog, they would enlarge the building and get some equipment in their to make it easier and faster to load and unload the plane.

    Seems for ever waiting for your bags when you come from Manila.


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