Air Juan Bridges Inter Islands

17 March 2018

Air Juan is expanding its Cebu hub by re-launching old destination and adding new flights to Biliran Island, Catbalogan and Ormoc.

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Jim C. Sydiongco, Catbalogan Mayor Stephanie Uy-Tan, and Air Juan CEO Francis Enrico Gutierrez graced the event as the nine seater plane takes off for its maiden flight last week, March 9. It first flew the route in 2017 on charter flights.

Tomorrow it will begin flight to Ormoc which was abandoned by Cebu Pacific on January 31 citing low passenger traffic.

A direct flight from Cebu to Ormoc is expected to be 30 minutes, while Catbalogan is estimated to take about 50 minutes but a route such as Cebu-Biliran-Catbalogan will take about 2 hours.

Gutierrez said triangular flight is necessary to sustain its economic viability.

Air Juan is the first commercial seaplane operator in the Philippines. Routes from Cebu include Maasin, Naval, Malapascua Island, Sumilon Island, Kalanggaman Island, Gigantes, Lakawon, Camotes, Panglao and Anda in Bohol. It also operates flights from Manila to Baler, Balesin, Boracay Island, Busuanga, Coron, Cuyo, Mamburao, Marinduque, Puerto Galera and Subic.

The airline said that additional less chartered routes are expected to be added in the future.

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