The exclusive scoop of República Negrénse yesterday on Sky Pasada’s upcoming Bacólod-Boracay flight this March was received by Negrénse flying public quite well. A blog post on the matter posted at online community page “You Know You’re From Bacólod If…” has gained exciting comments on those who are looking forward with the upcoming flight. According to a forum member, the trips between Bacólod and Boracay Island will “not be anymore a literal pain in the a**” Summer is less than month shy from today with some already planning ahead, the flight will be a hit but before Sky Pasada can claim limelight, a competitor emerged.
Mid-Sea Express, a small start – up airline company mainly servicing missionaries routes in Visayas and Mindanao, announced in press release that they will be starting out flight between the Bacólod-Silay International Airport and Caticlán-Godofredo P. Ramos Airport, the gateway to Boracay Island. República Negrénse sent query material through email to the customer service e-mail of the company but has yet to receive a reply as of press-time but exploring the company’s website, this company currently flies from their Cebú hub to Tagbilaran City, Guiuan, Siquijor, Camiguin, Bislig, Bantayan Island, Cagayan de Oro City and Davao City.
Mid-Sea Express consultant Glenn Lamela paid a courtesy visit to Bacólod City Officials at the New Government Center to bring the good newa and seek their support. The airline would be utilizing their BAE Jetstream 32EP to service the new route. This aircraft is VIP configured in order to bring in optimum comfort to their passengers choosing to fly Mid -Sea Express. Considered as one of the fastest short-haul STOL turboprops, Mr. Lamela said that Mid-Sea Express will transport passengers from Bacólod to Boracay in a matter of fifteen minutes. Each BAE Jetstream 32EP is capable of transporting nineteen passengers at a single given time.
The direct flights connects Boracay, the world’s second best beach, to that of Negros Occidental’s own white beaches. This provides an much needed link for foreign diving enthusiast to explore the pristine coral reefs of the Cauayan-Sipalay-Hinobaan white beach, while this gives a chance for Negrénses to explore the nearby unspoiled beaches of Tangalan, Ibajay, Nabas and Buruanga north of Aklan. Recently, Aklan and Negros Occidental are named two of this region’s top domestic destinations and a power house tandem between these beautiful provinces would fare well with tourism especially that of “It’s More Fun In The Philippines.”