SkyJet to operate to underserved and unserved areas in the Philippines
SkyJet Airlines, the Philippines' newest full service airline, plans to launch operations from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport in 3Q2012 once it receives its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), according to a Manila Bulletin report. The airline also plans to operate from Clark International Airport. SkyJet director for flight operations Tony Buendia said the company is “confident that the agency will soon release our AOC” as the airline plans to operate “to underserved and unserved destinations with great tourism potential”. Philippines Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) recently issued a temporary operating permit (TOP) to the airline’s parent company, Magnum Air, to operate to different destinations within the country. SkyJet plans to operate 94-seat BAe 146-200 aircraft which will allow it to operate to smaller airports with unpaved runways.