RUSSIAN-FILIPINO AIRLINE TO FLY ZAMBOANGA-MALAYSIA ROUTE
ZAMBOANGA CITY, – Mosphil Aero, Incorporated, a Russian-Filipino-owned airline firm, is opening a new air route this month linking this city, Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia.
Mayor Celso Lobregat said top officials of the airline company indicated to him their plan to fly the Zamboanga-Sandakan-Kota Kinabalu route during their meeting last week.
He said Mosphil Aero has initially scheduled its maiden flight on August 25 using a medium-size Russian-made Antonov aircraft.
Such aircraft has a seating capacity of 48 passengers and can carry at least five tons of cargoes. It will fly at least three times a week.
Lobregat said the airline firm is also targetting Jolo, Tawi-Tawi and Davao as their key areas in Mindanao.
Lobregat expressed optimism the opening of a new air route could help boost the local tourism industry.
At present, a commercial ferry sails weekly from this city to Sandakan and vice-versa.
Mosphil will operate low-cost passenger and cargo flights covering various domestic and international destinations from its base of operation in Clark Air Base, Pampanga.
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