The operation of commercial seaplanes is expected to further strengthen Pangasinan’s tourism industry.
Gov. Ramon V. Guico III, along with his father, 5th District Congressman Ramon Guico Jr., were the prime passengers ferried by the seaplane from take-off at Binalonan and successfully landed at the Limahong Channel here at around 10 o’clock in the morning of November 19, Sunday.
From Lingayen, the province’s first family was then on board the Airtrav RP-C1208 en route to the City of Alaminos and Bolinao, where they were joined by 1st District Congressman Arthur Celeste.
With seaplanes as a means of transportation, tourists and passengers are expected to have an amazing travel experience with a shorter time of one hour from Manila to Lingayen and the Hundred Islands.
Gov. Guico, a pilot himself, said that the seaplane can accommodate about ten (10) passengers.
The seaplane is expected to take the route from Manila Bay to Lingayen, the Hundred Islands, and other coastal towns in Pangasinan should the project push through.
The seaplane project will not just be another Pangasinan’s first but an eloquent expression of the governor’s great love for his province and people, with the aim of securing a stable and sustainable future for Pangasinenses.
The proposed project is in collaboration with Cong. Celeste of the First District.
(Chona C. Bugayong/Adrian Carlo Dela Cruz / Orland C. Llemos /PIMRO)