Skyjet test Philippine Skies

As CAB Grants it TOP

August 17, 2012

SkyJet Airlines, of Magnum Air Inc., has been granted Temporary Operating Permit (TOP) on August 3 by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to start flying the Philippine Skies on regular scheduled flights.

The airline has pending application for regular flights to Basco in Batanes which remained frozen for lack of necessary permit from CAB and oppositions by Seair. It can however ferry passengers on chartered flights.

Skyjet operates a lone BAe 146-200 RP-C5525 (msn E2031, ex EI-CNQ of Cityjet) under wet lease arrangements with Lionair Subic Philippines. It has options to expand fleet courtesy of Lionair which has two BAE146-200s,  72-seater BAe 146-100 aircraft, and a Dornier 328 jet.

The original flight scheduled to start on April 8 was pushed back to start on the first week of October 2012 to comply flight requirements mandated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

Magnum Air Chief Executive Officer Dr. Joel Mendoza said that they will also fly the plane to Virac in Catanduanes; Catarman, Northern Samar; and Surigao in October.

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