SEAIR starts 35-minute flights to Northern Palawan

November 19, 2008

Domestic carrier South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) recently announced that it now offers daily flights to Busuanga (Palawan) via Dornier 328, cutting travel time from 1 hour and 10 minutes to only 35 minutes.

With upgraded facilities and longer runway, the Francisco Reyes Airport in Northern Palawan may now safely accommodate more and larger aircraft.

“The Dornier 328 aircraft significantly reduces travel time for tourists, thereby allowing them to maximize their travel schedule and reach Palawan with less hassle. Our passengers will be able to make more fulfilling overnight trips or even day trips to resort destinations in Busuanga and Coron,” said Patrick Tan, VP for Commercial Affairs of SEAIR.

The Dornier 328 is a state-of-the-art 32-seater twin engine turboprop aircraft which demonstrates a combination of technology, power and performance. It has a maximum cruise speed of 620 kilometers per hour and a maximum altitude of 31,000 feet. It also has exceptional take-off and landing performance, allowing SEAIR pilots to operate securely on relatively short runways

SEAIR has now flown almost 3 million passengers to 12 local tourist destinations: Manila; Caticlan and Borongan in Visayas; Basco in Northern Luzon; Clark and Baler in Central Luzon; Tablas in Southern Luzon; Daet in Bicol; Busuanga in Palawan, and Jolo, Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga in Mindanao.

For inquiries, please call SEAIR Reservations at + 632 849-0100 or visit