More airline companies have opened new flights that will connect Boracay to other tourism destinations in the country, including El Nido, Iloilo and soon Davao.

A new flight from Iloilo was launched Monday by Filipino airline company Air Juan Corp.

The flight cuts down the travel time between Iloilo and Caticlan to 45 minutes, instead of the five to seven-hour land travel.

Air Juan will operate its Iloilo-Caticlan route every Monday and Thursday.

Last week, another Filipino airline opened a new route connecting Boracay to El Nido in Palawan, one of the acclaimed tourism destinations in the country.

AirSWIFT made its inaugural flight last March 17 from Lio Airport in El Nido using the airline’s 48-seater ATR-42 600 aircraft.

The airline will fly to and Boracay four times a week, every Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Meanwhile, aside from Iloilo and El Nido, a new flight connection to Davao will also be available this April.

The Caticlan-Davao flight will be launched by AirAsia on April 22.

With the new flights to the Godofredo Ramos Airport in Caticlan, Boracay will likely hit its two million tourist arrival target this year, according to the Aklan Provincial Tourism Office.

Provincial Tourism Officer Roselle Ruiz said the new flights to Caticlan will attract more tourists to this resort island. (PNA) BS/AJP/KVB/KVB
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