Air-Swift Transport, Inc, a boutique airline owned by the Ayala Company, expands its routes in Palawan with the addition of direct flights inside the three main vacationer hubs on the island particularly: Puerto Princesa, Coron and El Nido. Palawan is legendary for being one of the vital lovely islands on the planet, and one of the vital fashionable vacationer spots within the Philippines.
Rolando V. Nuñez, Industrial Head of AirSwift, acknowledged in an interview that the just lately launched flights are serviced by the most recent ATR 72-600 plane that may accommodate greater than 70 passengers. This latest addition to the fleet of three ATR 42-600 is able to flying in a 2×2 all-economy configuration and presents ample leg room and small tray desk supposed for gentle snacks. The seat can solely be reclined minimally as it isn’t actually crucial in a brief flight.
Passengers in Palawan can now take pleasure in quicker and extra handy travels with extra flights scheduled among the many three municipalities. As a substitute of a gruelling 5-7 hours of land transfers, there at the moment are day by day flights from Puerto Princesa to El Nido and vice versa and passengers can attain their vacation spot in 40 minutes. Flights to and from Busuanga (Coron) from both Puerto Princesa or El Nido at the moment are accessible however with restricted flight schedule whereas land transfers and ferries are nonetheless accessible for budget-travellers.
Air-Swift is the quickest rising boutique airline within the Philippines. They at the moment have four plane (three ATR 42-600 and 1 ATR 72-600). Quite a few flights are supplied from different main provinces like Aklan, Bohol, Davao and Batanes with connections to main cities like Manila, Cebu and Clark. The route Manila – El Nido is the most well-liked with 5 flights day by day and caters principally to company of El Nido Resorts. These non-public island resorts are owned by the identical company. Future enlargement plans embrace the opening of flights between Manila and Sicogon after the airport in Sicogon is completed.
The pretty new ATR 42-600 service the normal routes and are deemed excellent for slender and brief runways. As soon as a frontrunner in turboprop market, the ATR 42-600 can fly 48 passengers in a 2×2 configuration just like the ATR 72-600.
Way forward for Air-Swift Travels
Because the market curiosity in Palawan continues to develop, the airline commits to buy one plane annually for the following three years to handle the demand for quicker connections among the many three most important vacationer hubs in Palawan. Journey companies have already began to note the advantages of higher connections on the world’s Greatest Island and they also suggest this new service as a typical inclusion of their Palawan tour packages.