Air Philippines is opening its Puerto Princesa-Coron and vice versa flight again starting May 17, and the route will be connected to the Visayas, particularly Bacolod and Caticlan.
The information was disclosed by Maribel Buñi, chief tourism operations officer of the Provincial Tourism Office, who said the re-opening of the flight route is advantageous to Palawan as it is an opportunity to boost the influx of tourists in the province
Buñi said the re-opening of the flight from the city to the municipality of Coron in the Calamianes Group of Islands, and other sea transportation networks can be a big help in boosting the potentials of Palawan’s tourism industry.
“More flights, more sea transport networks, then more opportunities for us to be picked by foreign and domestic tourists as their key destination,” she said.
The PTO expects that since it is peak season, plane tickets are now fully booked to Puerto Princesa and other municipalities, like Coron, El Nido, and Taytay.
Currently, 22 flights are serving the Puerto Princesa City Airport route every day, while seven flights serve the Busuanga Airport, the gateway to the Calamianes Group of Islands.
She added that tourists who visit the picturesque town of El Nido can now visit Coron too, via large transport vessels that regularly travel the route.
“With these developments, we expect more tourists to come to Palawan this year,” Buñi said, requesting tourist accommodations to implement their standard prices so as not to disappoint their guests.