Attention, beach bums: You can now hop from one tropical paradise to the next with AirSWIFT’s direct flights to El Nido, Palawan from Panglao, Bohol!
TripZilla Philippines tagged along as AirSWIFT celebrated the new route’s inaugural flight last 25 Mar 2019. All those aboard received a warm welcome from both ports — Lio Airport in El Nido, Palawan and Bohol-Panglao International Airport.
Celebrating new flights to El Nido
A short programme delighted guests at the Bohol-Panglao International Airport, where a water salute, ribbon-cutting, and cake-cutting marked the airline’s milestone. AirSWIFT President and CEO Alfonso Javier D. Reyes also delivered the welcoming remarks, hailing Bohol and El Nido as “two of the top destinations in the Philippines.”
“We are delighted with the opportunity for AirSWIFT to offer connections between the top tourism spots in the country,” he added.
Representatives from the provincial and local governments of Bohol as well as the Department of Tourism also extended their congratulations through their welcome speeches.
Your connection to the Philippines’ top island destinations
AirSWIFT assures passengers an intimate, safe, and “delightful end-to-end travel experience” with its fleet of 48-seater ATR42-600 and 72-seater ATR42-600 aeroplanes. With new direct flights to El Nido from Bohol, the brand continues to live up to its vision of being “the commercial airline of choice for travellers in connecting to the top island destinations in the Philippines.”
Aside from its new El Nido-Bohol route, AirSWIFT also brings passengers to El Nido and Sicogon from Manila. The airline also offers hub flights to Cebu, Boracay, Puerto Princesa, Busuanga, and Clark from El Nido.
Paradise-hopping in the Philippines
Up to date, AirSWIFT is the only airline that flies directly to and from El Nido, which makes it a top choice for those who want to skip long connecting boat or bus rides. Getting to El Nido from Puerto Princesa, Palawan via bus or van will take about six hours. If you opt to fly to Coron, on the other hand, getting to El Nido will require you to embark on an eight-hour boat trip. So if it’s convenience you’re after, direct flights to El Nido would definitely be the most time-efficient and comfortable way of getting to the island.
Upon checking AirSWIFT flights from Bohol to El Nido, fare starts at ₱2950++ per way. Just keep in mind that AirSWIFT operates the El Nido-Bohol-El Nido route four times a week, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
The El Nido-Bohol trip takes about one hour and 20 minutes, with flights usually departing from El Nido mid-morning.
So what are you waiting for? It’s high time you plan that El Nido getaway with AirSWIFT! Maybe this time you can consider making a pitstop in Bohol? Tag us in your photos so we can feature you on Instagram!
Also read: 48 Hours in Bohol: What to See & Do
For more information, visit the AirSWIFT website.
Special thanks to AirSWIFT for inviting TripZilla Philippines to their El Nido-Bohol inaugural flight.