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Iloilo's Historic First International Flight Today

November 8, 2012 - Today, is a red-letter day for Iloilo City and all Ilonggos. The first-ever international outbound flight from Iloilo to HongKong takes off at 10:00 pm at the Iloilo International Airport. Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, who worked hard bringing the Iloilo international flights to reality, said passengers on the first historic flight will be feted during a program organized by Cebu Pacific at the Plazuela de Iloilo along Diversion Road. More details after the jump.

Tomorrow, November 9, the first inbound international flight from Hongkong to Iloilo will be flying in at 6:00 am. The passengers will be met by Dinagyang drummers and given leis. The night of the same day will witness the 10:00 pm flight from Iloilo to Singapore.

And on November 10, a group of Singaporean travel agents will be aboard the 6:00 a.m. return flight to Iloilo. The Singaporeans will be here for travel exchanges, familiarization with Iloilo City and cooking up tour packages for Iloilo-Singapore-Iloilo.

All told, Mayor Jed said there will be three flights weekly to Hong Kong and three flights weekly to Singapore.


November 8, 2012 - PLAZUELA DE ILOILO
6:00 PM Launching Program & Cocktails
Welcome Message of Vice Mayor Jose Espinosa III and turn-over of the key to the city to the head of Cebu Pacific Air
Dinagyang Performance
Opening of the travel exchange
  9:00 PM Send off for the passengers to Hongkong
10:20 PM Departure of maiden flight to Hongkong

November 9, 2012 - ILOILO AIRPORT
  4:45 AM Arrival of maiden flight from Hongkong
DOT VI Reception for Hongkong consul-general and party
  9:00 PM Cocktails & Send-off for Singapore passengers
10:20 PM Departure of maiden flight to Singapore
Departure of MIGEDC Committee on Tourism for Singapore

November 10, 2012 - ILOILO AIRPORT
6:00 AM Arrival of maiden flight from Singapore
Welcome leis and Dinagyang drummers for Travel Agents group from Singapore
DOT VI reception and familiarization tour for Singapore travel agents
Iloilo City Tour of city attractions
2:00 PM The City Gallery

November 11, 2012 Trip to Guimaras Island

Source: Iloilo City Government (Facebook)

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