Philippine Airlines is set to mount international flights from the upgraded General Santos Airport to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on December 9 this year, according to the Department of Transportation.
“The Philippine Airlines has formally signified to us that they will again start here their international operation, GenSan-Kuala Lumpur–Gensan,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said.
With the expanded passenger terminal building of the General Santos Airport, Tugade said the gateway can now accommodate two million passengers annually from its previous annual capacity of 800,000 passengers.
Tugade said the development projects in the General Santos Airport and in the Port of General Santos would also bring comfort and convenience to airport and seaport passengers.
The Soccsksargen Region’s main maritime gateway, the Port of General Santos or commonly known as Makar Wharf, can now accommodate at least 1,300 large ships for port calls every year after the wharf’s upgrade and expansion.