Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Marinduque joins Seair destination

December 7, 2009
http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2009/12/marinduque-joins-seair-destination.html

MANILA, Philippines - Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAIR), the country’s premiere leisure airline, recently announced the opening of a new route to Marinduque. It now flies Manila-Marinduque-Manila every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

The island province of Marinduque lies south of Quezon, east of Mindoro and north of Romblon. It features untouched beaches and islets, underwater caves, coral reefs, and therapeutic sulfur springs. Marinduqueños are known for their very hospitable nature, which is reflected in putong, a custom of welcome where visitors are crowned with flowers while local women dance and sing for them. The island is also popular for the annual Moriones Festival, one of the most colorful festivals in the country, celebrated during Holy Week.

“SEAIR is doing a unique service to the country in support of its tourism development goals. We are committed to the mission of bringing travelers from the Philippines’ gateways to its many island destinations,” said Avelino Zapanta, SEAIR president.

SEAIR now offers up to 27 flights every day to and from Boracay (Caticlan), and now has daily flights to the island paradise of Batanes. The airline also recently opened its paradise-to-paradise routes from Puerto Princesa (Palawan) to Boracay and vice versa, every Tuesday and Friday. SEAIR also flies Manila-El Nido-Manila every Wednesday and Sunday.

SEAIR has flown almost three million passengers to local destinations including Tablas (Romblon), Cebu, Clark, Zamboanga, Jolo, and Tawi-tawi. SEAIR also offers the most routes from Caticlan with flights from Caticlan to Manila and vice versa, Caticlan to Clark v.v., Caticlan to Cebu v.v. and Caticlan to Puerto Princesa v.v.

Meanwhile, the airline announces a special limited online offer for travelers who want to experience a chilly holiday season within the Philippines with a 10-percent discount for its flights to Batanes from Dec. 1 to 25. Travel period is from Dec. 1 to Jan. 31, 2010. SEAIR flies to Basco in Batanes daily.

Batanes, a visual feast of rolling hills and green pastures, traditionally goes through more seasons than the rest of the country. Its close proximity to Taiwan brings the temperature down to as much as 7° C in December and January. It is the only place in the country that experiences 4 seasons – spring, summer, fall and winter.

Visitors will be enthralled by historical stone houses, lighthouses guarding immaculate shorelines, rocky beaches and cold weather. This picturesque destination is also known for the freshness of its cuisine, and the warmth of its people. Long likened to the Scottish Highlands and Ireland, the Batanes islands more than holds their own as a uniquely pleasurable travel destination.

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