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Philippines Airlines to begin flying from Zamboanga to Kota Kinabalu

Well this an exciting news, people. Philippines Airlines (PAL) will begin offering thrice-weekly flights between Zamboanga (Philippines) and Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) starting 31st of March 2020.

 

Philippines Airlines will be using the 86-seater Bombardier Q400 aircraft for the route and the introduction of the route is seen as a good news for the business community, trading fraternity and leisure travellers.

Bombardier Q400 Image credit to Bombardier

 

Facts about Zamboanga

  • Zamboanga City is the 3rd largest city in the Philippines and 2nd most populous in Mindanao after Davao City with estimated population of 861,799.
  • The origin of the name Zamboanga came from the early Malay settlers. They called the region “Jambangan” which means “land of flowers.”
  • Zamboanga is the sardines capital of the Philippines and 70 percent of the sardines company in the Philippines are operating in Zamboanga.
  • Zamboanga is also Known for its Hispanic influences in its culture, it bears the nickname “Asia’s Latin City”.
Asia's Latin City City Hall and Plaza Rizal (Ayuntamiento y Plaza Rizal)
Asia’s Latin City City Hall and Plaza Rizal (Ayuntamiento y Plaza Rizal). Image credit to Wikipedia

 

Santa Barbara Mosque
Santa Barbara Mosque. Image Credit to Wikipedia

 

Modern Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Zamboanga
Modern Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Zamboanga. Image Credit to Wikipedia

 

 

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