- Launch of service from Manila will signal the return of Twin Otter operation to the Philippines
CALGARY, AB, Dec. 20, 2022 - De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited ("De Havilland Canada") announced today that Island Aviation, Inc. has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire two new Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft. Founded in 2003 as A. Soriano Aviation, Inc., Island Aviation is a charter airline based in the Philippines.
"We selected the Twin Otter to support our operations because of its long record of in-service reliability and low operating cost," said Captain Emmanuel ("Butch") Generoso, Chief Operating Officer, Island Aviation, Inc. "We are looking forward to the re-introduction of Twin Otters to our fleet where they will service the exclusive resort, Amanpulo with flights from Manila.
"De Havilland Canada is delighted to see the Twin Otter return to operation in the Philippines after a long absence and with such an experienced and well-regarded operator as Island Aviation," said Philippe Poutissou, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, De Havilland Canada.