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PhilJets offers respite from Manila’s morning traffic jams
Onboard wi-fi and links to holistic wellness programmes are just two ways that Philippines operator PhilJets is going the extra nautical mile. Avoiding some of the worst traffic in southeast Asia is an incentive to charter.
Read this story in our March 2019 printed issue.

PhilJets in the Philippines says that it can achieve significant time savings for its clients as they battle the punishing Manila traffic on their morning commute. The operator has an EC130 T2, an AS350 B2, a King Air and a Piper Aztec available for charter, and also sources helicopters and turboprops from third party suppliers.

“Metro Manila commuters and motorists spend more than an hour, on average, in traffic every day, placing the Philippines' capital as the third worst for traffic in southeast Asia, according to [online news network] Rappler,” explains CEO Thierry Tea. “We can offer a service that can save time and lessen stress caused by the traffic congestion. We want our clients to use their time for more important things like spending time with their family or doing more business, rather than spending their time in the car, stuck in traffic.”

PhilJets offers onboard wi-fi so that guests can stay connected and work during flight. Inflight broadband has become a major factor for most of the clients.

“We also offer healthy custom meals on board,” adds Tea. “We prepare the meal on board, depending on the destination and duration of the flight. Clients are also enjoying our ‘The Farm at San Benito’ package. The Farm is known as one of the top health and wellness resorts that offers holistic wellness programmes such as meditation, pilates and spa treatments.

Guests can also arrange activities such as yoga, tai chi and functional fitness.

“In terms of safety, we make sure that our crew are trained and can carry out first aid in the event of an emergency during flight. Our top priority is to hire the right people and give them further training to maintain our good reputation in providing safe and secure services.”

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