Recent arrival in airline market announces new flights out of Cebu

Royal Air

Royal Air, a recent arrival to the commercial market in the Philippines, has announced a new range of services out of Cebu Airport.


Next month, Royal Air Philippines is launching flights to connect the city with Cagayan de Oro, Caticlan, Davao, Manila and Puerto Princesa.

Royal Air was established in 2002 as an air charter service. Then, last year, it began commercial operations. 

Its first scheduled flight service launched on December 14, connecting Cebu to Caticlan. Puerto Princesa followed in March, and it is now poised to dramatically increase its range of destinations.


A statement on the company's website said: “Our goal is to weave stories of people coming together and dreams being fulfilled with our warm, passionate and genuine approach to travel. As we continue to grow in the air transport industry, we shall endeavour to build an exceptional flying experience amongst our passengers through the innovative and outstanding quality of service we provide.”

The company has also stated that over the “medium-to-long term” it aims to go international within the Asia-Pacific region.

Although not advertising itself as a budget airline, its fares are competitive. A flight from Cebu to Davao on June 5, for example, costs 1,722 pesos, including baggage. A flight to Manila on the same day costs about the same.


The new Royal Air services:

Cebu – Cagayan de Oro 

Launch date: 21 MAY (three weekly)

RW698 CEB0645 – 0745CGY 146 246

RW699 CGY0830 – 0930CEB 146 246

Cebu – Caticlan 

Launch date: 21 MAY (three weekly)

RW656 CEB1015 – 1110MPH 146 246

RW657 MPH1155 – 1250CEB 146 246

Cebu – Davao 

Launch date: 20 MAY (four weekly)

RW678 CEB0645 – 0830DVO 146 x246

RW679 DVO0915 – 1100CEB 146 x246

Cebu – Manila 

Launch date: 21 MAY (one daily)

RW202 CEB2345 – 0115+1MNL 146 D

RW201 MNL0435 – 0600CEB 146 D

Cebu – Puerto Princesa 

Launch date: 20 MAY (four weekly)

RW646 CEB1145 – 1315PPS 146 x246

RW647 PPS1400 – 1530CEB 146 x246

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