ROYAL AIR is set to operate daily flights to Puerto Princesa, Cebu, Caticlan, Tagbilaran, and San Vicente (Palawan) starting November 12 this year.
Royal Air Charter Service, Inc., a Philippine-registered air carrier, said it will be mounting daily direct flights from the Clark International Airport (International Code: CRK) to these new destinations after being given the authority to operate as a commercial scheduled airline with both domestic and international flights by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) on July 26.
“These new destinations promoting tourist attractions in southern Philippines will definitely draw in more foreigners wanting to visit the country via Clark,” Alex Cauguiran, president of the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC), said.
Royal Air services the Clark to Cagayan North (Lal-lo) route with weekly chartered flights since April 29, Cauguiran added.
The air carrier will be using the British Aerospace (BAe) AVRO 146-100 aircraft, a four-engine 97-seater regional airliner, for its daily service.
Beginning November 12, daily flights between Clark and Puerto Princesa departs at 7 a.m. and arrives at 10 a.m.; Caticlan departs at 11 a.m. and arrives at 1:10 p.m.; Tagbilaran service leaves at 2:10 p.m. and arrives at 5:00 p.m.; San Vicente, Palawan service leaves at 7:00 a.m. and arrives at 9:30 a.m.; and the Cebu service leaves at 10:30 a.m. and arrives at 1:10 p.m.
CRK currently hosts 436 flights per week with 274 domestic and 162 international flights and records an average of 7,000 passengers daily.
As of September 17, the airport of the north has already serviced a total of 1.8 million passengers.
Royal Air was established on August 22, 2002 and provides domestic and international non-scheduled airline and cargo services to Manila, Batanes, Cauayan, Cebu, Laoag, Kalibo, Maconacon, San Vicente (Palawan), Macau and Clark starting November this year.