This is the Philippine Airlines aircraft that will be the ride of Boracay-bound passengers this Thursday October 1, the day the island is finally open again to tourists. It is an 86-seater Dash8 Q400 and has six Premium Economy seats and 80 Econmy seats.
According to PAL spokeswoman Cielo Villaluna, it has a quiet engine, and the quality of the ride can be compared to that of a regular jet.
The carrier’s first Manila - Caticlan - Manila service on Thursday will depart Manila at 11:10AM as PR 2041, and will arrive at Caticlan's Godofredo P, Ramos Airport at 12:10PM. The return flight, PR2042, will leave Caticlan at 12:55PM and touch down in Manila at 1:55 PM.
PAL is also looking at arranging flights for October 4 (Sunday), 9 (Friday) and 11 (Sunday), which should start a regular twice weekly Manila-Caticlan-Manila schedule every Friday and Sunday from October 16 onwards, following the same time schedule.
The government is giving tourists the green light to travel to Boracay from areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
Travelers to Boracay must present a COVID-negative result from an RT-PCR test taken "not earlier than 48 hours prior to the date of travel." For proper screening, Caticlan Airport will be the sole port of entry for tourists arriving by airplane. Health protocols like mask-wearing and physical distancing will be strictly enforced throughout Boracay island.