Busuanga comes to Jet Age

Also Flies Virac April 2 

February 16, 2013
Full service carrier Skyjet Airlines expanded routes to Busuanga Friday after introducing Basco with flights leaving Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 4 at 9:20 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday arriving Busuanga at around 10 a.m. Return flights leave at 11:20 a.m. and arriving in Manila at 12:05 noon time.

Busuanga is the gateway to Coron, the largest island in the Calamian Group in Palawan, where the Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary is located.

"With the introduction today of Skyjet Airlines, we enter today's growing leisure travel market on a truly competitive basis, call it boutique or leisure premium airline, a cross between a low-cost carrier and a legacy carrier," said Skyjet CEO Dr. Joel Mendoza.

Skyjet airline offers free snacks with free five kilos on hand carried luggage and 10 kilos for accompanied luggage.

The airlines operates a fleet of two 94-seater, 4-engine BAE 146-200 jets.

BAE 146 jets are designed for short landings and takeoffs, allowing it to use smaller airports in the country.

“We focus on safety," Mendoza said. "Our aircraft can operate in the most challenging runways and weather conditions in the Philippines as certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)".

Starting April 2, 2013 it will mount thrice weekly flights to Virac, Catanduanes every Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays which is the backdoor to Caramoan, the top tourism destination in Camarines Sur.

By June, Mendoza said that they will start accepting charter accommodations from Batanes to Taiwan especially to Kaoshiung, which is only around 150 nautical miles from Batanes, and Orchid Island, where the native people in the area resemble and and even speak the local Ivatan (Batanes) language.

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