Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro is a popular weekend destination because of its proximity to Metro Manila. You can just ride a bus to Batangas, then hop on a ferry to Mindoro—for a total of almost five hours of travel. That's almost half a day! Imagine how many hours you can save for swimming (and eating at their famous pizza place) if you can get there as soon as possible. AirTrav, a Filipino company that operates air charter services, lets you fly from Manila to Puerto Galera for just 40 minutes.
AirTrav operates the Cessna Grand Caravan Ex, an eight-seater seaplane that can easily land on water. Available flights are from Wednesday to Monday, every 8:40 a.m. and 1 p.m. It takes off from the yacht yard at Terminal B, CCP Complex in Malate, Manila (Google Map: Realship Yachts), and lands at Friday's Beach Resort in Puerto Galera. One-way fare is at P6,000.
There's also a 30-minute direct flight to Clark International Airport from Manila Bay from Wednesday to Monday, every 7 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. One-way fare is at P4,500.
Schedule of maiden flight to be announced soon, but you can already book via AirTrav's website.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Fhm.com.ph editors.