SkyJet Airlines launches flights to Kalibo, Baler and Taipei

Aviation Updates Philippines - The Philippines' only boutique leisure airline, SkyJet Airlines, introduces new flights to Kalibo, Baler and Taipei to connect more passengers to different destinations. These new destinations will be added to SkyJet's existing domestic destinations: Coron, Caticlan and Batanes.

SkyJet Airlines BAe 146 (PHOTO) SkyJet Airlines

According to SkyJet Airlines, flights from Manila to Kalibo will begin today, August 15. On the other hand, the 20-minute flight to Baler in Aurora province, east Central Luzon, operates three times weekly, and is a ground-breaking commercial route previously only served by charters.

Baler, the capital town of Aurora, is said to be famous because of the historical siege and killer waves from Sabang Beach. Baler has also increased its popularity as a surfing destination with the recent opening of upscale 106-room resort Costa Pacifica at Sabang Beach.

"Costa Pacifica is starting to attract more tourists, but there are no flights there," Dino Reyes-Chua, SkyJet Airlines President said. "Our mission is to serve the unserved, discover the undiscovered," he added. SkyJet currently flies to Baler using its 79-seat British Aerospace BAe 146-100 aircraft.

The British Aerospace BAe 146-100 aircraft which is compatible to operate in short and unpaved runways and is considered as the safest aircraft in the world. SkyJet's four-engine BAe 146 is built for safety and speed which allows lesser travel time.

Meanwhile, SkyJet Airlines also announced that it will be launching flights between Kalibo and Taipei. According to its Facebook page, the carrier will fly direct from Kalibo to Taipei daily using its BAe 146-100 aircraft.

Passengers are boarding for their Kalibo to Taipei flight
(PHOTO) SkyJet Airlines

SkyJet Airlines is currently working on plans for a possible flight between Boracay and Coron. The airline has also taken note of growing interest in the Boracay-Coron route from a traveller exit survey conducted by the Coron municipality. "The problem for South Korea, China, and other European markets is it would be tiring for them to fly from Coron to Manila, and from Manila again to Boracay," said Reyes-Chua.