By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
A resort owner operating in southern Negros celebrated the recent opening of the Sipalay City Airport, which offers flights twice a week to Cebu City and Iloilo City.
Resort owner Anthony Mueller said he has been waiting two decades for the airport to open, adding the airport will allow access to more tourists, including those from his home country of Switzerland.
Regional airline company Air Juan will be serving the airport, with aircraft that can accommodate nine passengers per flight.
Following the opening, Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. vowed to develop facilities by cementing the runway and improving the terminal building.
Plans are also in the works to add flights to Dumaguete City, Malay in Aklan, Manila, along with locations in the provinces of Palawan and Bohol.
The governor added, the airport will improve the city’s business revenues and agricultural sector./WDJ