Puerto Princesa, Palawan to open international airport by the first quarter of 2017

Book a flight to Palawan now before it becomes the next Boracay.

Puerto Princesa’s charm has been its inaccessibility, which in turn has protected its virgin beaches from unwanted tourists.

Things are about to change, though, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it’s for the better.

Puerto Princesa’s local government is expected to open an international airport that can accommodate 51 flights a day by the first quarter of 2017.

There will be direct flights from countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Currently, the only way to arrive in Palawan by air is via three domestic airports.

According to tourism officer Toto Alvior, the international airport will yield a 60 per cent increase in tourist arrivals in the capital city alone — and they project up to 1.3 million tourist arrivals next year in 2017 alone.

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