NEW ZEALAND - President Aquino is hoping that local airlines in the Philippines will soon offer direct flights to New Zealand to boost tourist arrivals.
"Both of our major airlines are expanding their fleets and the focus… Our people will be focused on New Zealand and get to know New Zealand because of this trip and they will further move the significant community that you already have at present. Hopefully that will encourage these two major airlines of ours to get to that direct flight," Aquino said, in an interview with Radio New Zealand.
Aquino will be in New Zealand until October 24,, and will be in Australia from October 24 to 26.
Aquino's visit is meant "to strengthen bilateral relations with the two nations."