February 4, 2023

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PAL begins flight to Borongan City

Carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) said Monday it has launched its Cebu-Borongan operations, which could “boost business and tourist travel to the popular surfing spot that’s catching the attention of adventurous travelers.”

“We are excited to connect Borongan City with Cebu for the first time, offering more travelers direct access to the beauties and special attractions that East Samar has to offer,” said Bud Britanico, Vice President Sales at PAL.

PAL operates the twice-weekly Cebu-Borongan flights with its De Havilland Dash 8 Series 400 Next Generation aircraft.

“As we continue to expand our network hub in Cebu, we see our new Cebu-Borongan routes as a great opportunity for Eastern Samar to generate more good business and tourism revenue to boost the local economy,” Britanico said.

He added, “Philippine Airlines will do its part to promote travel to Borongan, not only from Cebu but also from Manila and other cities on PAL’s domestic and regional network.” PAL also offers a convenient one-stop connection from Manila to Borongan as PAL flights from Manila to Cebu allow travelers to board the new Cebu-Borongan service for their onward journey.

Without the flights, travelers to and from Borongan would have to depart from or arrive at Tacloban Airport, from where they would have to travel up to six hours by land.

Borongan City is positioning itself as “the next major tourism hub of the eastern Visayas” as well as a “regional sports tourism hub”.

“We have invested significantly in improving the quality of our beach area. We have trained our local surfers to become certified surf instructors so they are ready to teach tourists interested in surfing. We have also invested in educating our local surfers and using them in national competitions,” said Borongan City Mayor Jose Ivan Agda.

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