Direct flights between Singapore and Palau are expected to start this summer, according to a press release from the Office of the President.

Minister Ngirai Tmetuchl of the Ministry of Human Resources, Culture, Tourism and Development (HRCTD), with the PVA team, met Amy Lai, Vice President/Head of Sales of United Overseas Bank, at the Asia Dive Expo 2023 in Singapore and started working on flights to Palau directly from Singapore for this summer.

The report says that Lai met with clients from Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam to explore ways to boost tourism to Palau.

In October 2022, President Surangel Whipps Jr. signed an airline service agreement with the Singapore government saying that the “agreement would also signal interest from the private sector, which also could spur business opportunities for Palau.”

He said, “He hoped that Singapore carriers like Singapore Airlines or SilkAir might look at Palau as an opportunity to increase their business and hopefully bring in tourists here.”

Direct flights from Singapore to Palau would provide another international gateway to Palau and reduce flying time for most travelers from Europe and Asia to Palau. (By: L.N. Reklai)

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