As a cozy welcome, a simple program was prepared under the initiative of the Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Inaugural flight passengers were served with cocktails, adorned with welcome leis and entertained with a cultural presentation. A foreign visitor even jived with the dancers. The inaugural passengers include PAL's Senior Assistant Vice-President Marilou Mendoza and Vice-President for Sales in Mindanao Atty. Domingo Duerme who graced the event.
After Asian Spirit discontinued serving Surigao sometime in late December of last year that have greatly affected the tourism industry and paralyzed the business activities of the province, the government officials and concerned businessmen and personalities enjoined efforts in lobbying with the airline companies to consider serving the jump-off point of foreign tourists coming into the infamous surfing capital of the Philippines. And now after the long wait, the prayers of the Surigaonons have been answered through PAL.
The PAL Express flight comes with a "buy 1, take 1" promo offering the passengers a free one-way ticket for every one-way ticket bought. The complimentary ticket can be used for the return journey or for another one-way flight to any PAL domestic point. Promo sale is extended until July 21, 2008 with a travel period between July 15, 2008 and October 15, 2008.
In preparation to this, the airport installed a new baggage handling facility and an X-ray machine.
Destination: MANILA TO SURIGAO
Flight No.: PR 065
Time of Departure: 09:00am
Time of Arrival: 10:45am
Destination: SURIGAO TO MANILA
Flight No.: PR 066
Time of Departure: 11:15am
Time of Arrival: 01:00pm