BAHAI supports revival of commercial flights to Baguio

June 4, 2013 10:22 pm 

BAGUIO CITY, June 4 –The Baguio Association of Hotels and Inns (BAHAI) today reiterated support to the revival of commercial flights to the city through the Loakan Airport which was rarely used for that purpose since year 2000.

Anthony de Leon, BAHAI's president, assured support to make the city once more in the top of favorite international tourism destination.

The recent Ilocos-Cordillera tourism forum served as catalyst of all the pending moves of making Baguio gain more competitive to other places in terms of adventure, excitement and comfort of visitors andnot just relying on its cool weather.

De Leon since the abandonment of the city by the Philippine Air Lines (PAL) for its domestic flights, had been privy to the clamor of international sportsmen and businessmen for air transport to ferry them here from Manila and vice versa.

The clamor is usually given to De Leon during the annual Fil-Am international amateur golf tournament played at the world class facilities of Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay.

Among these players who had long been asking for commercial flights to this city were from Guam; Hawaii; Seoul, South Korea; and mainland U.S.A.

Loakan airport remains used but only by private and military air assets. It sits atop a plateau within the southwestern part of the Cordillera mountain ranges in Luzon.

Commercial pilots had long given their observation of the airport's short runway.

Other airmen are bothered by the poor visibility due to unppredictability of thick fog even during summer.

De Leon however said that these problems could be solved through technical remedies. (PNA)

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