Friday, June 22, 2018
  • share this

Increased flights to Italy help OFWs, tourism – Palace

/ 11:38 AM September 08, 2013


MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Sunday welcomed the increase in flights between the Philippines and Italy, saying it will benefit local tourism and overseas Filipino workers.

The successful talks between the two countries came months after the European Union lifted a ban on Philippine air carriers because of safety concerns.

Philippines and Italy would now have 14 flights per week as opposed to one flight per week, which has been the case since 1969.


Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, in a statement released online, said the increase in flights is a boon to the 170,000 Filipinos working in Italy since they can now book direct flights which are cheaper.

Valte also said it will boost Philippine tourism as the country continues to experience an increase in the number of visitors.

The Civil Aeronautics Board said the increase in seat entitlements were agreed upon during bilateral talks in Rome last September 5 and 6.

Related stories:

EU lifts ban on Philippine Airlines

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: air carrier, direct flight, European Union, Global Nation, Italy, Philippines
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Self-knowledge by knowing others

June 23, 2018 05:04 AM


What’s positive in Trump-Kim summit

June 23, 2018 05:02 AM


Diplomacy: PH’s only option vs China

June 23, 2018 05:00 AM


Auditions today for ‘Lion King’ int’l tour

June 23, 2018 05:00 AM

© Copyright 1997-2018 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.