Air Juan Aviation, Inc., operating as Air Juan, is a registered scheduled and non-scheduled domestic airline operating in the Philippines with bases in Manila, Puerto Princesa and Cebu. It is the first commercial seaplane operator in the Philippines.[1]

Air Juan
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded2012; 12 years ago (2012)
Commenced operations2016; 8 years ago (2016)
Operating bases
Fleet size12

Air Juan is also the only airline company that offers flights to and from Manila outside the heavily congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport as all its seaplane flights arrive and depart from the Air Juan Seaplane Terminal located within the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Pasay, Metro Manila. Aside from its seaplane operations, the company also has in its fleet helicopters, business jets, and propeller planes for commuter air services in Palawan, Caticlan, and Iloilo.

History edit

Air Juan started operating private charter services in 2012, and scheduled flight services from Puerto Princesa to Cuyo Island, Coron, and Caticlan in 2016. Most recently, Air Juan started operating scheduled seaplane services from Manila to Puerto Galera, Subic, Busuanga Bay, and Boracay without passing through domestic airports as the aircraft flies its passengers directly to the hotels or resorts.

Closure and revival edit

Air Juan ceased operations sometime around 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, however there is no info yet on the exact date they closed down.[2] Their website shut down and redirected to another site. During March 2023, however, a Philippine news site reported that Air Juan will resume flights from Mactan to Bantayan sometime around March.[3] It also looks like that they resumed charter operations as shown in a Facebook post dated April 24, 2023.[4]

Expansion edit

In 2017, Air Juan announced that it is expanding its seaplane operations and will soon offer flights from Manila to Marinduque, Baler, and Balesin Island resort, though it is uncertain whether it will be a regularly scheduled flight or just through charters. Its Palawan operations have expanded to include Iloilo and Caticlan services from Cuyo Island. In June 2017, Air Juan started operating land planes out of Mactan-Cebu International Airport offering services to Tagbilaran City of Bohol, Siquijor, Biliran, Maasin, Sipalay, and Bantayan Island. In March 2018, Air Juan began commercial flights between Cebu City and Catbalogan City, Samar's capital.


In Cebu, the seaplane base has been set up within Pond F of SRP (South Road Properties).[5]

At the start of 2018, the seaplane service starts operating from Cebu.[6][7]

Fleet edit

Air Juan is the first Philippine carrier to operate a multi-aircraft system as well as seaplanes that allows the airline to offer a wide range of services from business to commuter purposes. The airline operates the following aircraft as of 2017:

Fixed wing aircraft:

Cessna Grand Caravan

  • EX
  • Amphibian
    Air Juan Cessna Grand Caravan Amphibian


References edit

  1. ^ Manila Bulletin 2017
  2. ^ Air Juan's facebook page was marked "permanently closed"
  3. ^ "Air Juan to offer Mactan to Bantayan direct flights". 2023-03-01. Retrieved 2023-05-07.
  4. ^ "Log into Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 2023-05-07. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  5. ^ The Freeman 2017
  6. ^ 2018
  7. ^ The Freeman 2018

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