AirTrav launches charter flights to Clark, Puerto Galera
AirTrav Corp., headed by pilot Jacob Cusi,has begun flying from Manila to Clark, Pampanga and Puerto Galera, Mindoro.
Cusi said the company was looking to acquire two new aircraft to allow them to expand in the Visayas and Mindanao. It expects to spend $6 million for its planned acquisitions.
It currently owns one Cessna Grand Caravan 208, the largest single-engine made by Cessna, and the Robinsons R-44 Raven II.
The Grand Caravan can seat eight passengers comfortably including their luggage and personal items and can safely land on water while the Robinsons R44, made in Torrance, United States, can seat up to three passengers and can fly up to 300 nautical miles or about three hours without refueling.
Upbeat about its operations, AirTrav, aims to transport 500 passengers this year.
“The country’s tourism is booming. We have a lot of tourists coming in from China, Korea, all over the world. It’s increasing every year,” said Cusi, son of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.