Returning overseas Filipinos from the Middle East will start arriving in Subic Bay International Airport via rerouted Philippine Airlines flights starting on July 5 under a government program to facilitate their trip back home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman and administrator Wilma Eisma said they are expecting six PAL Airbus A330 flights this month to ferry home an average of 230 passengers each flight, mostly OFWs from Dammam and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
She added, “The arrival of OFWs via Subic is in line with the policy of the Civil Aeronautics Board to impose a limit for all international airports in the country to accommodate just 1,500 passengers per day.”
She said that PAL has distributed its flights to various airports to accommodate the market following its recovery plan.
Subic also served as a Crew-Change One-Stop-Shop hub for Filipino seafarerers since September last year.