(Lead) Binay welcomes EU’s lifting of flight ban on PHL

July 11, 2013 11:45 pm 

MANILA, July 11 -– Vice President Jejomar Binay Thursday expressed his appreciation for the decision of the European Union to lift its ban on the Philippines.

“I welcome the decision of the European Union to lift its ban on the Philippines and allow Philippine Airlines to operate flights to the 28-nation bloc,” Binay said in a media release.

Binay said the lifting of the ban “shows the EU now recognizes the Philippines’ efforts in instituting critical reforms to improve the country’s air safety standards.”

Most of all, he stressed that the move shall benefit the Philippines since there will be better access for Filipinos to EU, and vice versa.

“Having a direct flight from Manila will no doubt benefit our Overseas Filipino Workers in Europe,” he explained.

“Through this development, the Philippines and EU can further improve its partnerships in business and touris, he added.(PNA)

HBC/JOSINE F. ESTUYE/UTB

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