Air Juan has just revealed it is looking to launch direct flights to Baler in March. This is the newest destination from the boutique airline company that is known for flying passengers to select destinations throughout the Philippines. Here is all you need to know about this development so far: 

1. Air Juan has been preparing to fly passengers to Baler since last year

"We’re looking at Baler next," Business World Online reported Air Juan Chief Marketing Officer Tina Di Cicco as saying. She had also revealed that the company had done test flights to Baler during the later part of 2016. She further explained, "But we didn't market it yet. By March, we will already start offering." 

On board Air Juan, a flight to Baler would only take 40 minutes. According to the company, passengers can depart Manila for the said island destination from the harbor, just behind the Folk Arts Theatre in CCP Complex. Flights are available every Friday and Sunday. Meanwhile, the fares start at P4,500.

2. There's a Baler package you can avail of today

In case you are planning to make a trip to Baler, you may want to take advantage of one particular Baler travel package that is only available for a limited time. This package comes already comes with an accommodation for two people for three days and two nights. It is inclusive of roundtrip airfare between Manila and Baler, accommodation from Costa Pacifica, daily buffet breakfast, complimentary one hour surf lessons and complimentary roundtrip van transfers to and from the San Luis Airport. The package is being offered for a price of P28,888. It is valid until June. 

3. Air Juan plans to add more short flight destinations around the country

Di Cicco explained, "We’re looking for destinations that have a 30-minute to 1-hour radius from Manila so destinations that are popular in terms of business, tourism, we’ll look at that."

Air Juan is a local airline company that was founded back in 2012. It specializes in providing private charter flights to a number of island destinations. These include Puerto Princesa, Cuyo, Busuanga (Coron), Caticlan (Boracay), Boracay Island, Iloilo, Puerto Galera, Subic Bay, Balesin, Mambura and Marinduque. At the same time, its charter services also provide flights to several Philippine resorts such as Busuanga Bay Lodge, Huma Island Resort, Two Seasons Island Resort and El Rio y Mar. 

The airline utilizes its fleet of small sea and land planes. These include the Cessna Grand Caravan Amphibian/Seaplane and Cessna Grand Grand Caravan EX. In addition, Air Juan also has Bell 429 and Bell 407GX helicopters as part of its fleet.

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