With the opening of the Sipalay Airport, Air Juan, a local airline company, started operations for its Cebu, Sipalay and Iloilo routes on August 3, 2017.

Using a nine-seater airplane, there are four flights a week to service the routes. The Cebu – Sipalay route and vise versa is P 1,800 per flight while the Sipalay – Iloilo route and vise versa costs P 1,500 per flight.

Cebu to Sipalay         Wednesday

Sipalay to Cebu         Sunday

Iloilo to Sipalay         Monday

Sipalay to Iloilo         Thursday

Air Juan president John Anthony Gutierrez said that the airline is also looking into connecting Sipalay City to Busuanga and El Nido in Palawan.

The opening of the Sipalay Airport puts Sipalay City and its neighbors in the tourism map of the Philippines. Sipalay City is known as the jewel of southern Negros. Together with its neighboring areas, they have beautiful white sand beaches and cliffs. Their diving sites are also known in the country. The airport which is located in Brgy. San Jose, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, will likewise play a vital role in the economic development of southern Negros.

Air Juan is a rural airline servicing small islands in the Philippines known for their tourist attractions. It tries to connect areas that are not serviced by the bigger airlines. It is accredited by the Department of Tourism as a tourist transport provider. The airline has a fleet of land and seaplanes and helicopters flying to Boracay, Coron, Puerto Galera, Balesin, Marinduque, Puerto Princesa, Mamburao and Subic.

Visit http://www.airjuan.com to book online, see available flights, and corresponding airfares. You may also call them at (02) 718 8111 in Manila. For charter seaplane flights, you can email them at charters@airjuan.com.

Acknowledgment: Featured photo by Gilbert Bayoran.