PAL PAL SAVP Sales Harry Inoferio (left), BARMM Transport Minister Dickson Hermoso (2nd from left), Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Mabel Acosta (3rd from left), PEZA Dir. Gen. Charito Plaza (2nd from right) and PALex OIC Rabbi Vincent Ang (right) during the ceremonial cake cutting celebrating the Cotabato-Tawi-Tawi maiden flight. Photo courtesy of PAL

PAL opens 1st-ever Cotabato-Tawi-Tawi flight

June 9, 2022 People's Tonight 241 views

PAL and PAL Express officials, leaders of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the Mindanao Development Authority, and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) celebrate the ‘first-ever’ Cotabato-Tawi-Tawi commercial air service in a cake-cutting ceremony Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Cotabato Airport (Awang Airport).

The new route – which provides direct air connectivity between two areas within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (Cotabato and Tawi-Tawi) operates every Monday and Thursday utilizing the Airbus A320.

“This is a dream come true for the people of Cotabato and Tawi Tawi. Prior to this pioneering service, travelers from Cotabato will have to take a flight to Manila and connect to Zamboanga, and, from there, take a flight or boat ride to Tawi-Tawi,” PAL said in a statement.