ITIAIR – a strange kind of airline


ITIAIR? Never heard before. Friends went to Palawan and when they came back, they informed us that there is an alternative to get to El Nido. Usually one flies to Puerto Princesa and then takes a more or less comfortable van or bus. The trip from Puerto Princesa to El Nido lasts for 5 or 6 hours. But there is ITIAIR!

The first thing I usually do is looking on the WWW if the company has a website. They have one!  The landing-page doesn’t look too bad. The picture of the aircraft could be a bit better. But nobody is perfect. The navigation bar on the top is even a bit animated.

ITIAIR Website


Curious, I wanted to discover the services they offer and of course the schedules and rates of their 3 daily flights to El Nido. Here is the result:

ITIAIR Web nothing to see

And this same message is displayed for all other pages, except the contact page. I only hope that maintenance of their only aircraft is better than the maintenance of their website.

ITIAIR Aircraft?

First of all I’d like to say thank you to Fabian Zimmerli for the only really good picture of the RP-C4201. The RP-C4201 is an ATR 42-500. This aircraft had flown the first time on May 20, 2008. It was originally operated by  AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines until November 2012, when it had been sold to Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), a Danish aircraft financing and leasing company. On January 2, 2013 the plane had been delivered to ITIAIR in Manila.It seems that this 6.5 years old plane is leased.

ITIAIR’s full name is ISLAND TRANSVOYAGER, INC. The company is a member of the Ayala conglomerate. ITIAIR terminal is located in A. Soriano Hangar, LIMA Gate corner Andrews Avenue, Pasay City, Philippines. Telephone number: +63 2 8515664 / 8515674.

Please write us, if you’ve already flown to Palawan with ITAIAR.


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2 Responses

  1. Arno says:

    It’s said that the tickets are between 5.000 and 7.000 pesos.
    But that’s hear-say from my end. I have no idea if this is true or how far from the truth this is.

  2. Phil4us says:

    As far as I know is this airline exclusively catering for the guests of the 2 or 3 high-end resorts near El Nido. They accept “normal” passengers only if not booked by resort guests and the tickets result to be quite pricey…

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