While we were all busy preparing for the long weekend last week, the General Santos City International Airport has started facilitating three daily flights to Manila on October 25, 2009!
This came about due to the country’s leading airline Cebu Pacific (CEB) offering twice daily flights to travellers from the SOCCSKSARGEN Area, in addition to Philippine Airlines single daily flight on the same route.
CEB used to offer the 2 GenSan-Manila flights three times a week only.
Now, passengers from the South Central Mindanao and outlying areas can have a choice between morning flights that leave GenSan at 9:20am (CEB) and 10:-5am (PAL); and afternoon flights that depart GenSan at 2:50pm (CEB) on a DAILY BASIS.
From Manila, Cebu Pacific flies out to GenSan at 7:00am and 12:30pm while Philippine Airlines depart for GenSan at 7:05am everyday.
With this increase in frequencies daily, which hopefully will produce CHEAPER FARES due to tight competition between the two giant airlines, let us expect more movement of people and goods from GenSan to Manila and vice versa.
Hopefully, this will boost even more the tourism potential and economy of General Santos, in particular and Soccsksargen in general.