Koreans call off
seven int’l flights
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The organizers of 10 Zest Air chartered flights, carrying mostly golfers from Korea, that were set to directly land at the Bacolod-Silay Airport have decided to cancel seven of them, while the three others will pass through Cebu for immigration processing before proceeding to Negros Occidental, Bacolod City Administrator John Orola said yesterday.
The cancellation by Mode Tour Network Inc. of the seven flights was made after Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. denied a request of Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia to provide immigration services at the Bacolod-Silay Airport, citing manpower and equipment restrictions, Orola said.
Orola, a former Philippine tourism attaché to Japan, said the 10, not nine flights as earlier reported, that were to arrive in January and February would have brought in 185 Korean tourists per flight, or a total of 1,850 staying for three days in Bacolod.