This Airline Makes Traveling to El Nido Faster Than Riding Around the Metro | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Outside an AirSWIFT plane | Photo courtesy of AirSWIFT

AirSWIFT, the Philippines’ leading boutique airline, is committed to making your journey just as important as your destination



As is the case for most people, our flights are a part of the trip that we can’t wait to get over with. It is the light at the end of the tunnel—the final obstacle and the final hump that we have to complete before we arrive at our dream destinations.

Now, what if we told you that with AirSWIFT, the tone of your travel experience is established the moment you step onto the plane—that your flights will no longer be unwanted stopgaps to your much-awaited getaway—that they will be instead cherished experiences on par with the itinerary you have prepared?

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AirSWIFT stands as the Philippines’ leading boutique airline connecting travelers to the country’s most iconic destinations | Photo courtesy of JT Fernandez

They say that the journey is just as important as your destination. And when time that would have been otherwise wasted as you twiddle your thumbs while on the road (or in the air) is made into an enjoyable moment—perhaps AirSWIFT has transformed a hopeful saying into a tangible reality.

Connecting travelers to iconic Philippine destinations such as El Nido, Coron, Boracay, Bohol, Cebu, Romblon, and Sicogon Island, AirSWIFT prioritizes convenience above all else. After all, AirSWIFT is the only airline with a direct flight from Manila to El Nido, Palawan. With a travel time of just 1 hour and 30 minutes, you’ll be skipping the otherwise tedious 6-hour ride from Puerto Princessa. 

Not to mention, AirSWIFT is also the only airline that flies directly to Romblon and Sicogon Island—talk about a mixture of convenience and exclusivity.

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Sicogon Island, Iloilo lies just a stone’s throw away with AirSWIFT | Photo courtesy of AirSWIFT

A boutique airline experience beyond the aircraft itself, AirSWIFT also has a red carpet waiting for you as you board and depart the plane. A path laid out befitting of the stars, your arrival is regarded to be on par with the appearance of some of the biggest celebrities out there.

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A look at the AirSWIFT inflight kit | Photo courtesy of AirSWIFT

AirSWIFT also recently launched its “Start Wanderful” campaign that highlights the beauty, life, and culture of the Philippines.

This celebration of local culture is further embodied by their partnerships with several Filipino homegrown artists and brands. AirSWIFT recently collaborated with Gian Carlo Wong, Auro Chocolates, and Oh So Healthy to curate their signature inflight essentials that not only elevates the inflight experience but also promotes social/environmental awareness.

Together with Wong, they’ve prepared an eco-bag with a design inspired by some of the Philippines’s most sought-after sights. Having captured the essence of each of the country’s 7,641 islands, the bag provides travelers with a practical statement piece they can use throughout their visit. Furthermore, it also encourages eco-conscious travel by reusing the bag for shopping days, instead of using single-use plastics.


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Inside their inflight essentials are the tree-to-bar Auro Chocolate and the OSH! Oh So Healthy fruit crisps that is low-calorie, gluten-free, cholesterol-free, and vegan-friendly.

Through these initiatives, AirSWIFT does not only highlight the beauty of local and sustainably-made goods. Instead, these provide each traveler with an early-access taste of the Philippines. Surely, by the time we arrive at our respective destinations, we would still seek out certain snacks, delicacies, and items that we can take back as souvenirs or pasalubong for our friends and loved ones back at home. However, AirSWIFT gets you started as soon as you board their aircraft

As if that weren’t enough, AirSWIFT, in celebration of its 21st year of connecting travelers to iconic Philippine destinations, is offering 21% savings when you use the code AIRSWIFT21 for booking from October 9 – 30, 2023, for flights from June 1 – September 30, 2024.


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For more information, you can visit AirSWIFT on their website at You can also follow them on Instagram/Facebook @airswift.airlinesph.

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