Sunlight Air hints at new route

Aviation Updates Philippines – The newest player in the Philippine aviation industry, Sunlight Air, recently hinted via Facebook a new route it expects to be launched very soon.

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Posted by Sunlight Air on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The announcement poster, which was posted on Wednesday, contained some familiar tourist attractions from two different places. Upon further research, AUP found out the attractions in the photos may be located in Clark and Cebu.

Sunlight Air has been ramping up its operations since it received clearance from government authorities to launch operations last month. The airline dispatched its first commercial service on Christmas eve 2020, with a flight from Manila to Busuanga.

In an interview with The Daily Tribune, Sunlight Air Chief Executive Officer Ryna Brito revealed that "it's been good" for the company since their launch. On a single flight on January 2, Brito said it flew 41 passengers, signaling an improvement in the aviation industry amid COVID-19.

In February last year, Sunlight Air exclusively revealed to AUP their eyed domestic routes: Manila or Clark to Busuanga, and Puerto Princesa. Moreover, the airline also plans to launch flights to Siargao in the future as it fulfills its duty to fly to underserved destinations.

The company currently operates a fleet of three ATR 72-500 aircraft. Once the market improves, the airline's chief said Sunlight Air may acquire ATR 72-600 aircraft to support its growth.