The long wait is over for Sipalay City and its people as today will mark the re-opening of its former airstrip now an airport located at Barangay San Jose.
Negros Occidental Provincial Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, 6th District Rep. Mercedes Alvarez, Mayor Oscar C. Montilla and Mr. John Gutierrez, President of AIR JUAN and the City and barangay officials will lead the opening of the said airport which will boost the tourism potential of Sipalay known for its beautiful beaches and natural sceneries.
The blessing will start at 1:30 pm followed by the inaugural ceremony set at 2:30 pm.
Its Tourism Officer is Mr. Oscar Tilos.
The inaugural flight to Cebu will be witnessed by Mayor Montilla, Vice Mayor Maria Gina M. Lizares, some city and Barangay officials.
Flight schedule includes Cebu-Sipalay ETD 2:30 pm to 3:20 pm; Sipalay – Cebu ETD 3:40 pm to 4:30 pm., Wednesday and Sunday.
Iloilo-Sipalay ETD 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 pm; Sipalay-Iloilo ETD 12 noon to 12:45 pm., Monday and Thursday./CNC