Direct flights between Cebu, LA to bring in more business, tourism for VisMin

Bacolod City (CNN Philippines) — More business and tourism opportunities await the Negros Island Region (NIR) with the start of operation of direct flights from Cebu to Los Angeles in the U.S. and vice versa on March 15.

This, according to Harry Inoferio, sales head of Philippine Airlines (PAL), during the Visayas Roadshow in Bacolod City on Friday (February 12).

DOT, PAL launch of Cebu-LA flights to boost tourism

MORE foreign tourist arrivals, particularly in the Visayas, are expected starting this year as the Philippine Airlines (PAL) is set to begin its newest international service between Cebu and Los Angeles on March 15.

The airline held a Visayas Road Show to launch the non-stop flights between Cebu and Los Angeles at Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City Friday.

PAL plans to add new US routes

Los Angeles, California — Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to add new routes in the United States to service not only the Filipino-Americans (Fil-Ams) but also other travelers planning to visit the Philippines.

In a press conference here this weekend, PAL President Jaime J. Bautista said the incremental routes are currently in the drawing board and “it is a just a matter of time” that they are realized.

“We have been receiving a lot of requests (to fly in other parts of the US). It is part of our plan and we are studying it,” Bautista said.


PAL’s 75th anniversary bash in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, California — Last Friday evening, we joined the international presscon to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of Philippine Airlines (PAL) in Los Angeles. PAL officials went out of their way to bring Cebu and Manila media to the SLS Boutique Hotel in La Cienega Blvd in Beverly Grove. At the same time, media people from Los Angeles were doing the same thing in Cebu as PAL’s 75th year started with a bang with the first ever direct flight from Cebu to Los Angeles and back.