By Marymil M. Cabrera
Photos: Allan Cuizon
HERE’S what traditional travel looks like: your flight is at 10 a.m. but you need to be up as early as five hours before your scheduled take-off, just so you won’t miss it, not to mention the connecting trips by land or sea. Imagine all the hassle you need to go through to enjoy traveling — long flights, crowded ports, arduous land trips, and long ferry rides. But thanks to sea planes and land planes, travelers can now enjoy a laid-back voyage.
Air Juan, the country’s first and only commercial seaplane operator and the biggest in Southeast Asia that provides fast and convenient air transport service, is now officially in the Queen City of the South. In partnership with the Cebu City Government, Air Juan recently unveiled its seaplane terminal located at Filinvest’s South Road Properties to connect traveler’s to the Philippines’ beautiful and less-charted destinations.
Here are some things you need to know about Air Juan to experience inter-island-travel like never before.
The company is duly licensed scheduled airline by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). It is also accredited by the Department of Tourism as a Tourist Air Transport provider.
With Air Juan, Mactan International Airport to Bantayan, Biliran, Maasin, Sipalay, Siquijor, and Tagbilaran is now minutes away via its Cessna Grand Caravan EX Landplanes that can accommodate up to 12 passengers per flight.
You can now arrive and depart in style aboard with Air Juan’s fleet of modern Cessna Grand Caravan EX Amphibian Seaplane that can accommodate up to nine passengers per flight, straight to and from your resort in much coveted destinations such as Camotes, Candijay, Gigantes, Kalanggaman, Lakawon, Malapascua, Panglao and Sumilon with its comfortable leather seats and cabin interiors and state-of-the-art flight deck with modern navigational systems and controls.
Just like any airline, there are schedules to follow and booking a flight is a must. How to book a flight? Book online at www.airjuan.com, email email@example.com or call +63 718 8111.
As for the rates, Air Juan is more pricey compared to ferries but you will get to travel in the most convenient and exciting way possible allowing you to have more time to enjoy the islands than being stuck in long rides.