Skyjet Airlines is the country’s first boutique leisure airline. It started operations in December 2012 launching charter flights to serve the growing number of tourists in Batanes Island. In 2013, it also served charter flights to the exclusive high-end and first class resort, Balesin Island. Last January 2014, a group of new investors took over and launched its full blown domestic commercial operations, flying to unique and exotic island destinations in the Philippines such as Batanes, Boracay and Coron, Palawan. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has awarded Magnum Air (Skyjet) Inc the Airline Operator’s Certificate (AOC) its license to operate as a Domestic and International Commercial Carrier.
Skyjet Airlines utilizes a fleet of British Aerospace Jet (80-seater) – the same jet aircraft used by Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and the rest of the British Royal Family. This VIP Aircraft is widely used in London City Airport due to its S.T.O.L. features (Short Take-Off/Landing) perfect and ideal for the Philippines’ small island airports with short runways.