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SBMA head shares readiness of Subic airport

Sep 5, 2018 @ 4:46
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The Subic airport is operational, capable and ready to accommodate flights, declared Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chair and Administrator Wilma Eisma.

In an interview early this week on DZMM radio, Eisma said “everything is ready” at the Subic airport, including its communications and night operations capability.

“We are operational. We are ready to accept any aircraft,” Eisma said, citing a recent flight from Bangkok, Thailand that Subic airport accommodated after it was diverted from Clark airport in Pampanga.

She disclosed that SBMA had just signed a contract with a local company that will operate the maintenance repair operations of Gulf Stream for Asia.

The flying school of the Philippine Airlines will also transfer to Subic, she said.

Eisma added that discussions are underway for Royal Air to operate Subic-Macau-Subic flights “very soon,” with October as target.

SBMA is also working with the Department of Transportation “to get Subic airport as secondary airport for China Eastern Airlines,” she said.

“We hope to be accepting passenger flights soon.”

“Ito pong administrasyon ni Presidente Duterte is the one who really pushed me very hard, at inutusan talaga ako ng pangulo na kailangan mapatakbo natin ang SBIA,” Eisma said.

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