Pacific Pearl Airways
|Hubs||Subic Bay International Airport|
|Headquarters||Makati City, Philippines|
|Key people||Kristoffer Miel Jimenez (President and CEO)
Eligio Jimenez (Chairman)
Pacific Pearl Airways is an airline based in Subic Bay International Airport, Philippines. The airline flies from Manila, South Korea, Subic, Aklan, Cebu, Davao and Palawan. The Airline has also expressed their intentions to fly Scheduled Charter flights around the Philippine Islands.
On July 6, 2007, Pacific Pearl's initial aircraft RP-C8777, a former Delta Air Lines 737-200, was ferried via Salinas, Honolulu, the Marshall Islands, and Guam. Its final destination was Subic Bay International Airport. She was flown as "316 Delta Lima".
In Manila on July 27, Subic Bay freeport inaugurated Pacific Pearl Airways, a low cost carrier, with Philippine President Arroyo gracing the event. Pacific Pearl Airways also announced that they entered into an agreement with the SBMA to lease a hangar within Subic Bay International Airport (SBIA). Pacific Pearl Airways has also confirmed regular charter flights from the Subic Bay International Airport to Kalibo beginning August 17, 2007, with scheduled flights to and from; Manila, Subic, Aklan, Cebu and Davao to begin this August as well. On that same day, Pacific Pearl Airways CEO, Jimenez, told reporters that his company’s aircraft will make flights starting August 17, with the maiden flight leaving Subic Bay International Airport bound for Palawan, Aklan and Cebu.
On November 11, 2007, at the latest BIMP-EAGA meeting between ASEAN member nations, an Air Pact was formed between the BIMP (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines) region, with Pacific Pearl Airways expected to begin flights internationally to Brunei and Davao.
Pacific Pearl Airways initially serve the following airports:
Current Fleet of Pacific Pearl Airways (May, 2008).
|Boeing 737-200adv.||2||112-114||Domestic, Intra-Asia, Charter|
- About Pacific Pearl Airways, Pacificpearlairways.com. Accessed September 2007
- Pacific Pearl Airways to operate at Mactan Cebu International Airport, Mactan-Cebuairport.com. Accessed September 2007
- Yahoo-Asia-News, Accessed September 2007.
- Subic Airport Gets Pacific Pearl, Accessed September, 2007
- EAGA inks open skies agreement, Inquirer.net, November 21, 2007.