MANILA, Philippines - Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAIR) will open a new route to La Union province next month, just in time for the summer vacation, giving the province's tourism industry a boost.
In a statement, SEAIR said it will fly to San Fernando City starting April 14. Flights are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
La Union, a province in northwestern Luzon, lies in the mountainous area of the Ilocos region and borders the South China Sea. Its provincial capital San Fernando City as well as the neighboring coastal towns are some of the Philippines' top surfing destinations.
SEAIR said its passengers can avail of complimentary land transfers to and from the cities of San Fernando and Baguio. Baguio City is famous for its beautiful mountain sceneries and cool weather all year round.
The airline is also offering a vacation package, which includes roundtrip airfare to San Fernando City and a 2-night stay with breakfast at La Union's famed 5-star hotel Thunderbird Resorts -- Poro Point. The package costs P11,954 per person.
Aside from La Union, SEAIR is currently serving key tourist destinations such as Boracay, Basco (Batanes), Tablas (Romblon), Marinduque, El Nido, Cebu, Clark, Zamboanga, Jolo and Tawi-Tawi.