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The New Iloilo Airport at Cabatuan, Iloilo

News Blog about the New Iloilo Airport

Thursday, February 07, 2008

High impact Western Visayas tourism projects gear up

PIA Press Release. 2/7/2008
by T. Villavert

Iloilo City (7 February) -- Three quality infrastructure projects in Western Visayas are on track to be completed on schedule or before year 2010.

This was assured by Director Rolando Asis of the Department of Public Works and Highways, Region 6 in his report to DPWH Secretary Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr., noting that the projects when completed will boost the tourism industry of Western Visayas.

The three high impact projects are: the P548 Million-worth road widening project from Iloilo City to the new Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan; P676 Million Metro Iloilo Radial Road and the P453 Million Pandan-Libertad Road ending up to the boundary of Antique and Aklan Province.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Airline company plans to have Iloilo-HK flight

The News Today (2/1/2008)
By Maricar M. Calubiran

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday said Cebu Pacific is now contemplating of having flights from Iloilo to Hongkong and vice versa. The plan is part of the campaign to boost the tourism industry in the city and island-province of Guimaras.

Treñas did not release the full details of the supposed plan as the airline is still on the verge of making their business plan for future international flights to Iloilo through the Iloilo airport of international standards in Cabatuan-Sta. Barbara area.

Nevertheless, Treñas said the Cebu Pacific would have a direct flight from Iloilo to Davao vice versa. The flight will start in May 2008. The launching of new flights is a product of the efforts of the Iloilo Convention and Visitors Bureau, city government and the provincial government of Guimaras.

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