Philippine Airlines will be launching service between Evelio Javier Airport in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique and Clark International Airport later this month, December 16, with flights scheduled between the two destinations every Tuesday and Sunday.
After initially approving the route, the Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) had been assisting the province in improving tourism capacities.
“It’s high time for Antique to have its own direct flights.” said DOT-6 director, Atty. Helen J. Catalbas. “We want to prepare all tourism stakeholders in Antique by conducting trainings and producing promotional materials.”
“After the maiden flights on December 16, DOT-6, in close coordination with DOT-3, will be bringing in travel media and tour operators from northern Luzon, particularly Clark, for a familiarization tour of Antique tourist attractions and facilities,” she added.
Earlier this year, it was reported the maiden flight was tentatively scheduled for October 28.
“The October 28 schedule for the maiden flight might be a little tight,” Philippine Airlines fleet safety pilot Timothy Jason Mapeso explained in a previous report.
He said at the time, even if the schedule needed to be adjusted, the maiden trip would still take place this year./WDJ