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Mid-Sea Express

Mid-SEA Express
IATA
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ICAO
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Callsign
MID-SEA
Founded 2011
Ceased operations 2012
Hubs
Fleet size 3
Destinations Tagbilaran, Davao, Bislig, Tandag
Headquarters Midsea Express Hangar, General Aviation Area, Zamboanga International Airport, Zamboanga City
Key people Capt. Ronan D. Villanueva (President/Owner)
Website http://www.midseaexpress.com
Mid-Sea Express BAE Jetstream 32EP 10

Mid-Sea Express (MSE) started as air charter operator and non-scheduled air taxi headquartered at Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City in Central Visayas, in the Philippines. Its slogan is "Bridging the Islands". The airline operated between 2011-12 from two main bases; Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Cebu and Tagbilaran City Airport in Bohol.

The goal of Mid-Sea Express was to further promote the tourism potential of smaller islands while still serving the routes and destinations that are in high demand.

History

Mid-SEA Express (MSE) takes its name from the Middle of South East Asia, the region in which it operates and founded by Capt. Ronan D. Villanueva. MSE began operating as Island Helicopter Services, which was established in 2008. In 2011, after seeing the need to service the neighboring islands around Cebu, Mid-Sea Express began operating unscheduled air transportation, and acquired an aircraft with a Short Take-off and Landing Capability, an 8-seater BN-2A Islander. Starting a daily flight schedule from Cebu to Tagbilaran City, Bohol. A month later, Cebu–Bantayan Island was also opened. Then, it was successively followed by flights to Camiguin and Siquijor islands. MSE also opened routes from Cebu to Tandag, Bislig, Guiuan, and vice versa, to serve foreign and local travelers, focusing solely on routes which were previously not serviced via air travel.

MSE has expanded by operating new routes[1] to connect Cebu-Tagbilaran City, Bohol-Davao[2] and Cebu-Bohol, Bohol-Cagayan de Oro, utilizing a 21-seater British Aerospace Jetstream 32EP aircraft. With the increasing demand of passengers traveling to destinations serviced exclusively by MSE and with high demand of cargoes needed to be transported from far flung areas to main islands.

Midsea Express ceased operations, with their flights in April 2012. It was rebranded as Fil-Asian Airways.

Destinations

Now served by Fil-Asian Airways.

References

  1. ^ http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/business/2011/10/17/cebu-airline-announces-expansion-185561
  2. ^ http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/business/2011/10/07/new-airline-expands-davao-city-183648

External links

  • http://www.midseaexpress.com
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