International flights at Iloilo airport mulled
A study is now being conducted on the possibility of having a direct flight from Hongkong to Iloilo. This was revealed by City Mayor Jerry Treñas in an interview with the Iloilo City Hall Press Corps.
A lot of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in Hongkong come from the city and province of Iloilo and also from other provinces in Western Visayas.
Treñas noted the presence of international airline Cathay Pacific, which has an office in the city, as indication of the possibility of having international flights at the Iloilo Airport of international standards.
The chief executive believes there are also other airline companies eyeing to have international flights depending on the market available here in Iloilo.
The additional flights will boost economic development not only in the province of Iloilo but also in the city. Treñas, being the chair of the Metro Iloilo Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC) is working closely with the different member towns and with the province of Guimaras.
MIGEDC has lined up several infrastructure projects which will spur economic development in Metro Iloilo and the island province of Guimaras. MIGEDC member towns in Iloilo are Oton, San Miguel, Pavia, Leganes and Sta. Barbara.