Legarda Sees Boost in Trade and Tourism with Antique Airport Opening, PAL Direct Flights

December 16, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the reopening of Antique airport and the Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) direct flights to Antique will spur local economy as it will boost trade and tourism.

“Today, as we welcome the inaugural flight of Philippine Airlines in our newly renovated airport, I can proudly say that: Antique’s progress is unstoppable,” said Legarda in a speech read by Governor Rhodora Cadiao during the inaugural flight of PAL to Antique airport.

“We are ready to welcome more tourists in our province and we are excited to share our products to more Filipinos and tourists outside the province. Our expanded and upgraded airport will be our gateway and PAL will be our partner in this endeavor,” she added.

It was through Legarda’s efforts that PAL is now servicing direct flights to Antique. The Senator allocated funding for the expansion and improvement of the airport in San Jose and closely worked with government agencies to ensure its timely completion.

Starting December 16, PAL Express flies to Antique twice a week, on Sundays and Tuesdays. It will depart from Clark International Airport at 6:00am and arrive at Antique Airport in San Jose de Buenavista at 7:20am. Return flight leaves Antique Airport at 7:40am and arrives in Clark International Airport at 9:00am.

“Antique has so much potential for growth. This is just the beginning of many more successes for our beloved province,” Legarda concluded.