The Pacific Pearl Airways (PPA), a new Manila-based airline company, will soon open flights from South Korea to destinations in the Philippines, including Davao City, and forged an agreement to lease a space at the Subic Bay International Airport as its hub.
According to Davao City Councilor Peter Laviña, chair of the committee on commerce, trade and industry, this is indeed a welcome news for the city.
Laviña said Eligio Jimenez, the airline’s marketing executive, announced that PPA will fly from South Korea to Manila, Subic, Aklan, Cebu and Davao using two advanced Boeing 737 and 200s, which flew in from Guam last week. The planes sit 114 passengers each.
“The service of this new carrier would augur well with the city’s target to establish air links with northeast Asia,” Laviña said.
He earlier urged the city to look at this rich Asian region composed of Japan, Korea, and Greater China (mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) rather than just at the sub-regional East Asean Growth Area (EAGA).
“This will not only boost tourism, but trade and investments as well,” he added. (PNA)