It’s time now to take away the limelight to those mainstream airlines here in the Philippines (PAL, Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific) for the mean time and let’s focus on those humble airlines offering the so called “missionary routes” which big airline companies find unprofitable so they are shying away from them. Another reason for mainstream airlines “abandoning” the missionary routes is that their jet aircraft is not suitable for short runways.
One of my friend wants to go to Siargao but she’s having second thoughts because of the possible hassles on going there through Butuan via PAL or Cebu Pacific. She doesn’t know that SEAIR flies directly to Siargao via Cebu.
The Mindanao provinces of Jolo and Tawi-Tawi are now very accessible for foreign or even local tourists from Luzon and Visayas also throughthe help of SEAIR or Asian Spirit Airlines via Zamboanga.
The promo fare of the two airlines for Siargao, Jolo and Tawi-Tawi starts at 1,019 pesos excluding taxes and fuel surcharge.In Luzon, SEAIR even flies to Batanes and Baler in Aurora province. Asian Spirit on the other hand flies to Masbate, Virac in Catanduanes and San Fernando in La Union.
Footnote: I found the photographs featured above at http://www.airliners.net … check out their other cool airplane photos.