The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has launched its Clark International Airport-Antique Airport direct flight on December 16.
“PAL’s flight PR 2205 took off from Clark International Airport and landed at the Western Visayas airport on Sunday morning. The aircraft was welcomed with a water cannon salute,” the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said.
Clark International Airport-Antique Airport will be available Sundays and Tuesdays. It will depart Clark at 6:00 am and will arrive at 7:20 am in Antique. Return flight leaves 7:40 am and will arrive at 9:00 am.
“Today, as we welcome the inaugural flight of Philippine Airlines in our newly renovated airport, I can proudly say that: Antique’s progress is unstoppable,” said Senator Loren Legarda in a speech read by Governor Rhodora Cadiao during the inaugural flight of PAL to Antique airport.
“We are ready to welcome more tourists in our province and we are excited to share our products to more Filipinos and tourists outside the province. Our expanded and upgraded airport will be our gateway and PAL will be our partner in this endeavor,” she added.
Moreover, also on December 16 the groundbreaking ceremony for Antique Airport Development Project was held.
“To further utilize Antique Airport for commercial operations, the CAAP will also commence the new Antique Airport Development Project with a groundbreaking ceremony on the same day. The project, involving the construction of a passenger terminal building (PTB), admin building, powerhouse, VPA, staff house, perimeter and security fence, and new apron and taxiway, with a budget of Php 343.059 million (CY 2018), has been bid out last November 29, 2018,” CAAP said.
Sources: https://www.facebook.com/caaphilippines/posts/2222018284516662; https://www.facebook.com/indaylorenlegarda/posts/286913231873785; https://www.facebook.com/caaphilippines/posts/2222028584515632