Another maiden flight from mainland China to Kalibo, Aklan, as Air Philippines commences its inaugural flight from Kunming City, China to Kalibo International Airport on January 9, 2019. Kunming-Kalibo flights, vice versa, are scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
On December 7, 2018, Nanning City, China-Kalibo International Airport flights, vice versa, commenced. Nanning-Kalibo flights are scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Flights from Changsha City, China to Kalibo, vice versa, also opened on December 12, 2018. Changsha-Kalibo flights are scheduled every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Rene Reyes, Tourism Attache of the Philippine Tourism Office Shanghai said that the new flights aim to increase the number of tourist traffic from China to Boracay Island.
On the other hand, Department of Tourism Region VI Director Atty. Helen Catalbas welcomes the new flights from China. DOT Region VI is coordinating with the Tourism Office Shanghai as part of the preparations for the Kunming-Kalibo flight.
“New direct flights from China to Kalibo mean more tourists for Boracay Island and other parts of Western Visayas as these tourists also visit other destinations in the region. For this reason, the Department of Tourism Region VI is continuously conducting seminars and trainings to prepare and equip the tourism stakeholders for the growing demand of the international tourism market in terms of tourism products and services”, Catalbas said.(MDO)