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How are passengers travelling to and from Zamboanga City?

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How are passengers travelling to and from Zamboanga City?

While Zamboanga City is not on my visiting list due to the current, very recent security problems but just as importantly due to the advice of www.smarttraveller.gov.au that it is in the minority of Mindanoan provinces that are 'unsafe', how are prospective passengers travelling in and out of Zamboanga to the Visayas (central islands group) or Luzon (on which Metro Manila is situated?

Both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have cancelled their flights as a few rebels are allegedly less than two kilometres from Zamboanga airport.

2Go Ferries used to service Zamboanga once a week but appears not to at present.

This uprising is a major problem for what is almost certainly a growing city. Imagine how much more productive southwest Mindanao's economy would be if all were at peace.

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11. Re: How are passengers travelling to and from Zamboanga City?

From the Philippines Airlines website: Sept 13, 2013

All flights to Zamboanga of Philippine Airlines and PAL Express are cancelled until September 21, 2013

Read more here:

www1.philippineairlines.com/news-and-events/

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Philippine Airline resumes flights to and from Zamboanga.

From their website " PAL Express will resume partial operations to Zamboanga starting tomorrow (Sept. 19, 2013) following the reopening of the city's airport. "

Full details can be found here:

…philippineairlines.com/news-and-events/…

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13. Re: How are passengers travelling to and from Zamboanga City?

South West Mindanao, Zamboanga City is a no go areas for tourist

smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/…Philippines

They need to close this topic

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14. Re: How are passengers travelling to and from Zamboanga City?

Why would this thread be close Mika? It is important to travellers.

Was it you who were saying Zamboanga was being lumped unfairly with the more dangerous parts of Mindanao? Since it was safe or something like that? Sorry using mobile I cannot check your posts. I just remember a Mika poster a few months back. Apologize ahead if that wasnt you.

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15. Re: How are passengers travelling to and from Zamboanga City?

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16. Re: How are passengers travelling to and from Zamboanga City?

I agree with Sole -- why should they close the thread? I think that until the airport is fully operational and until the ferries are up and running, it is important to people considering traveling to Zamboanga City that they keep up-to-date on the subject.

It is unlikely that my trip will include Zamboanga City, thanks to the MNLK uprising, but I still wish to keep current on the travel possibilities. I have family there, and had considered making a side trip to visit.

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17. Re: How are passengers travelling to and from Zamboanga City?

Some pictures about the conflict.

The last picture is so contradicting.

boston.com/bigpicture/2013/09/discord_in_the…

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18. Re: How are passengers travelling to and from Zamboanga City?

been to Zamboanga City a few times hopefull it will be safe again soon

Mindanao Visiting a remote Asian village high up in the mountains

http://youtu.be/gEZIuLF1mjc

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20. Re: How are passengers travelling to and from Zamboanga City?

As this thread remains open, I need to make clear that at least from a safety perspective I gather that the situation in Zamboanga City is now 'normal.' Naturally many displaced individuals are still finding their way but that is a separate matter.

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