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More Manila-Bacolod flights announced

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Manila-Bacolod flights will be increased to three times per day, starting November 15 until end of the month, announced yesterday by Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz.

Each airline company, including Cebu Pacific, Philippine Air Lines and Air Asia, will be allowed to have one inbound and outbound flight daily, Diaz said, as he also expressed hope that it will help reduce the airfare.

The increase in daily flights was decided following a meeting yesterday between Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer and provincial IATF, in response to clamor of travelers to increase its frequency, as Negros Occidental and Metro Manila are now in Alert Level 2.

At present, the provincial government of Negros Occidental allows two flights per week for every airline.

Diaz also said that they will maintain one flight per week for the Bacolod-Cebu-Bacolod destinations.

Vaccinated travelers will still be required to register via the S-Pass system, and present their vaccinated cards, while unvaccinated individuals are also mandated to have a negative RT-PCR test results, good for three days.

Those who found to have been presenting fake documents will be put in a quarantine for seven days before being subjected to RT-PCR testing, Diaz said.

Because of delay in processing of S-Pass by local government units, he said it was decided by the provincial government that they will handle the denial or acceptance of travelers registering on the S-Pass system.

Diaz also announced that they will also maintain the two cargo flights with vaccinated passengers who avail of low air fares.

With the onset of holiday season, he said they are expecting an influx of passengers from Manila to Bacolod.*

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