Private Air Charter/Airport: Fly to Bantayan Island
Bantayan’s Santa Fe Municipal Airport:
We do have a small airport in Santa Fe with an 18 meter wide by 900 meter long runway, servicing smaller private aircraft only (ie. no commercial flights at present)
SeaAIR Airlines does not currently fly to Bantayan Island: unfortunately some very old information is still circulating about their "past flights" into Bantayan Island (SeaAir used to fly here a few years back, but the flights then stopped) so the airport was still trying to negotiate with SeaAIR in February 2007 about scheduling regular runs here from Cebu, and vise/versa - we were hoping flights would begin this past March/April 2007, but they never did - that situation has now changed; you can now fly on a variety of smaller aircraft from vendors at Mactan Cebu Airport - some newer companies are still sorting out their schedules and are not operating all flights all of the time.
Private Air Charter:
I’ve met with Mr. Joselito Seville, the new Officer In Charge of Bantayan’s Santa Fe Municipal Airport since July 2007 (replacing Lory Orteza) and will be formulating a plan to interest small Private Air companies to be featured on my Bantayan travel website, as it seems Private Air Charters will need to begin flying into Bantayan and establish a precedent, to help pave the way for commercial carriers small aircraft in the future.
So for now, affordable Private Air is here to save you time and money, and it's the market we’ll be concentrating on for the near future.
If you are seriously interested in flying here to Bantayan, or from Bantayan to Cebu, PLEASE DO SO - as there are Private Air Companies based at the Mactan Int’l Airport in Lapu Lapu City, Cebu that will fly you here on a Cessna 206 (pictured above on the LEFT) or the beautiful PIPER Mojave (pictured above on the RIGHT)
Flight time is about 25 to 50 minutes plus, depending upon the aircraft.
* 2011 Private Air Charters are available from Mactan Cebu Airport to Santa Fe's Airport on Bantayan Island starting at aprox. P10,500+ for the Cessna 152 (1 seater + Pilot) ~P16,500 for the Cessna 172 (2 seater + Pilot) and aprox. P20,000+ for the Cessna 206 (5 seater + Pilot)
[this charge is not per person, but per flight - so 2 people flying on the Cessna 172 would split the cost amongst themselves; a very sweet deal & excellent value for money.]
* Flight time is aprox. 50min. on a Cessna 172.
Email me personally to arrange your Private Air Charter. so I can completely arrange your Private Air needs to get you to Bantayan Island quickly (serious inquiries only)
Current Airport Fees in Cebu & Manila:
The airport “users charge” taxes in Philippines have changed:
Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport: The departure fee for leaving the Philippines on an international flight is now P750 (up from P550) payable in US Dollars or Pesos.
Manila Domestic Airport: The departure fee for domestic inter-Island travel is now P300 (up from P100)
Cebu’s Mactan Airport: The departure fee for domestic inter-Island travel is now P300 (up from P100)