The first twice-a-week chartered flight of Transglobal Airways aircraft with 160 passengers took off this morning from the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) in the Philippines to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) president and chief executive officer Victor Jose Luciano said the inaugural Clark-Fujairah flight made a technical stop in Dhaka, Bangladesh before proceeding to Fujairah in the UAE which is only an hour from Dubai.
He said Transglobal Airways has already invested some $10 million for such flights and is prepared to invest another $10 million amid plans to expand operations at the DMIA.
Source: Philippine Star, 6 June 2008.
Dr. Geoff Pound
Image: Transglobal Airways plane.