Another new flight is set to open to and from the Kalibo International Airport starting April 2, 2019.
Xiamen Airlines will reopen its flights between Fuzhou, China to Kalibo in Aklan. The flights are scheduled every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Rene Reyes, Tourism Attache of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Shanghai), said the new flight route is expected to increase the seat capacity to Kalibo by 2,160 per month from China, thus increasing the number of tourist traffic.
The DOT-6 Boracay Field Office will provide a welcome lei reception to the passengers of the inaugural flight.
“In 2018, China topped the Boracay Foreign Tourist Markets with 245,565 arrivals, which contributed 38.03 percent to the Western Visayas market share,” DOT-6 Director Atty. Helen J. Catalbas noted.
“Through this new flight, we expect that Chinese tourist arrivals would significantly increase and contribute substantially to the local economy,” she said.
Recently, the DOT-6 presented Boracay updates to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. During the meeting, issues relating to Chinese tourists visiting the island were also discussed.
Since the reopening of Boracay Island on October 26, 2018, three flight routes from China to Kalibo International Airport have been opened. These flights include Kunming-Kalibo, Nanning-Kalibo and Changsha-Kalibo. DOT-6/IMT