Jun 142013

MANILA, Philippines – Flag carriers Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines are looking into the possibility of offering direct flights from Iloilo to Korea, the firms’ representatives said on Friday.

PAL Iloilo Area Manager Juancho Demaguila said the company’s general sales agent is now considering an Iloilo to Korea flight due to the influx of Korean tourists coming to Iloilo to travel and study.

Meanwhile, Rosalie Gamutan, senior supervisor of Cebu Pacific, said the budget carrier is also planning to offer the same flights following its launch last year of direct flights from Iloilo to Hong Kong and Singapore.

Overseas Filipino workers  from Western Visayas are expected to benefit from the direct flights, along with tourists from the region.

The two airline companies are also reportedly studying the possibility of having direct flights from Iloilo to Xiamen, China and Japan to boost tourism in the country.

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