If business tycoons in Manila would use a chopper to avoid traffic jams so as to beat their appointments, choppers can now be availed in Bohol for locals and tourists who wish to go on an aerial site seeing tour in Bohol and nearby provinces.
AirTaxi.ph inaugurated yesterday its helipad in Dauis town to signal the full operation of “air taxi” in the province.
Peter Rodriguez, president of Asian Aerospace personally launched their operations enlisting at least two choppers to be based at their Dauis helipad and hangar.
Gov. Edgar Chatto, Dauis Mayor Miriam Sumaylo, Provincial Administrator AeDamalerio and Bohol Chronicle Chair Peter Dejaresco were the invited guests during yesterday’s blessing of the AirTaxi complex in Dauis. Fr. Vic Uy, SVD, officiated the blessing rites.
Pilots and mechanics are already based at the Dauis hangar so to sustain a 24/7 operations including emergency trips to airlift passengers to Cebu hospitals.
Three-seater and 5-seater choppers can now be availed for aerial Bohol tour as well as to ferry tourists from Bohol and to other tourist destinations as Cebu, Camiguin, Dumaguete as well as to other cities in the Visayas and Mindanao including Boracay and Siargao.
Expected to pick up among tourists are the Chocolate Hiils/Loboc River Tour, Panglao or Balicasag tour while the 45-minute trip to Cebu is also expected to be patronized especially during suspension of seacraft trips to and from Cebu as gale warning may be raised by PAG-ASA.
The Chocolate Hills aerial tour for an hour will be billed P39,900 for three persons while the fly to Cebu costs P58,900 for three passengers.
The 10-min Panglao tour is P9,900 (3 pax).