FOUR-STAR Philippine Airlines (PAL) will launch maiden flights between Davao and Siargao, the “International Surfing Capital of the Philippines,” four times weekly beginning March 25, 2018.
“This is part of its continuing expansion in the ‘King City of the South,’” PAL Spokesman Cielo Villaluna said.
The upcoming service between Davao City, in southern Philippines and Siargao Island, situated in the province of Surigao del Norte, is in support of the government’s goal to further ramp up the promotion of top travel spots in southern Philippines.
PAL Senior Assistant Vice-President for Visayas and Mindanao Sales and Services Harry D. Inoferio said: “Avid lovers of sun, sea, diving, international game fishing and surfing can take PAL’s Manila- Davao, Cebu-Davao or Clark-Davao flights and enjoy the ‘King City of the South’ for a few days before taking a short hop to the beautiful and sparkling jewel-island paradise of Siargao.”
Visitors will also discover that Siargao is home to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in the municipality of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte. The parish was established in 1635 and listed among the oldest outposts of Christianity in Mindanao and the oldest parish in the
Diocese of Surigao.
The airline will utilize its all-new, state-of-the-art Bombardier Q400 Next Generation aircraft for the sought-after route that is expected to boost economic and tourism activities between the islands in Mindanao.
“We envision Davao to become a major hub in our network in the years to come that will spur tremendous economic and tourism activities in the region,” Inoferio added.
Also on March 25, PAL will begin operating daily flights between Davao and Tagbilaran from the current offering of four times weekly. PAL’s Mindanao hub also links Davao to Cebu, Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro.
PAL has been ramping up its sales campaign by way of introductory fares as low as P1,000 plus for a round-trip flight between Davao and Siargao, running until April 15, 2018.