AirswiftThe Philippines’ first boutique airline, launches a new route — Manila to Romblon!
For quite some time, the only way to reach Romblon was by sea. Access became easier when the Romblon Airport (also known as Tugdan Airport or Tablas Airport) in the municipality of Alcántara opened and began regular flights to the province. However, the pandemic halted its activities. Sea, again, became the only means of commercial passenger transport.
Fast forward to 24 September 2022: Airswift It was the inaugural flight! This makes traveling between Manila and Romblon faster, easier and more convenient. No need to burn hours on the ferry. As a result, the journey takes about an hour.
As of this writing, here are the details:
- Terminal in Manila: NAIA Terminal 4
- Ramblan Terminal: Tugdan Airport (Rambolan Airport) in Alcantara, Tablas Island
- Travel time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Schedule: Tuesday and Saturday (2 times a week)
Right now, AirSWIFT has an introductory promotion covering flights to Romblon If you fly before the end of the year, you can snag a ticket for only P3,819. More information in the image below:
AirSWIFT has four types of airfare packages:
- Promotion: It offers unlimited free rebooking and 7 kg carry-on baggage However, as this is a promotion, limited seats are available for this package.
- Fundamentals: It allows 5x rebooking for free, but refunds and rerouting are not allowed. There is no check-in baggage allowance, but you have 7kg free for carry-on baggage.
- Value: This includes 10kg check-in baggage allowance on top of 7kg carry-on baggage. You can rebook 5X for free, but you cannot re-root.
- Premium: It has the same benefits as the value package but the check-in baggage allowance is 20 kg instead of just 10 kg.
Note: While taking advantage of free rebooking, you must keep in mind that fare differences may apply.
AirSWIFT uses the ATR 42-600, a turboprop regional aircraft manufactured by Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR (Avions de Transport Regional). It only seats 50 passengers, which means less hassle and stress at the airport, even during check-in and boarding.
For more information about AirSWIFT and to check their flight schedules and fares, visit www.air-swift.com.
Here are the top Romblon hotels and resorts on Agoda. Note the location of these properties as the province is an archipelago and the properties below are on different islands
Written by: Asta Alvarez
Photo: Josh Demen
Disk: We were lucky and honored to be invited to celebrate this event with the Department of Tourism (DOT) – MIMAROPA Airswift and the people of Romblon. The event and subsequent tour was organized by AirSWIFT.