GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Pan-Pacific Airlines (PPA) will shortly expand its operation with regular flights to the GenSan International Airport here.
Gensan Economic Management and Cooperative Development Office chief Leonard Flores, said PPA executives led by their president and chief operating officer Arturo Alejandrino visited here recently for the purpose.
, said Friday the Pan-Pacific Airlines has signified to include the city international airport in its growing logistics air route.
Flores said the airline, with its growing logistics air routes, is positioning itself as an additional player here, particularly for cargo and eventually for commercial passenger flights.
“These opportunities will surely help in expanding trade, tourism and investment development in our city and the Socsksargen region,” Flores noted.
PPA executives met with GenSan city officials and representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and other local stakeholders during their recent visit,
The other stakeholders include the Socsksargen Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc., Philippine Exporters Confederation, Sarangani-General Santos Shrimp Stakeholders Association, City Tourism Council, General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the South Cotabato Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
Pan Pacific Airlines is a full-service airline that operates through its main hubs at the Kalibo International Airport, Mactan–Cebu International Airport, and Clark International Airport. It also has regular flights to Wuhan, Chengdu, and Zhengzhou in China, and Seoul, Pusan and Muan in South Korea.
The GenSan International Airport currently services cargo and passenger flights of Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Air Asia. The cargo from here includes asparagus, assorted vegetables, fruits, prawns, tuna and other seafood products.