Royal Air, Philippines’ fast-growing airline, sees more opportunities as it launches its hub in Cebu on May 20, 2019. With the opening of its five new routes, the airline now allows passengers to fly direct from Cebu to Manila, Davao, Puerto Princesa, Caticlan, and Cagayan De Oro.
Cebu, the newest addition to Royal Air’s strategically placed hubs, carries an important role in Royal Air’s growth.
As the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported a whopping 8,099,346 million tourist arrivals in 2018, Central Visayas is expected to continue the lead in the nation’s tourism rise.
“With more aircrafts coming in later in the year, we are ready to open additional routes which we will launch from our Cebu hub. Royal Air is serious in expanding our market reach across the southern region; it is one of the many ways we can make the journey pleasant for our customers.” said Ed Novillas, CEO of Royal Air Philippines.
Known for its century-old churches, historic landmarks, and beautiful white sand beaches, Cebu and its neighboring provinces are recognized by DOT as top tourist destinations in the country.
Established in 2002, Royal Air Philippines has a fleet of xx (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to more than 7 destinations across the Philippines.
Royal Air had also announced the launch of a new inflight entertainment system called Sapphire In-Flight Entertainment Platform brings to you connectivity, entertainment, financial freedom and comfort whilst flying with your favorite airline, Royal Air.
The most powerful BYOD IFE System (Bring Your Own Device), In-Flight Entertainment System, providing passengers with thousands of hours of premium contents from favorite brands of movies, music, games, news that are streamed directly to passenger personal devices. Sapphire brings an unparalleled hardware performance that is met by an unparalleled software. A full-fledged Next Generation IFE software transforming your flight experience. Thousands of hours of high-quality premium contents in Full HD 1080p format.
The system has the following main features:
- Entertainment; Movies, Music, Games, News
- Airline Services, promotions, flight bookings
- Hotel bookings, local transport, tour packages and resorts
- Inflight Duty Free, Shops or E-Commerce,
- Travel Insurance
- Financial Services
- Social Media
SAPPHIRE Cube, a custom suite of inflight entertainment and connectivity solutions, is a hardware and software solution that provides wireless IFE for Low airlines who choose not to install satellite connectivity (internet). The IFE Cube platform delivers content directly to laptops, tablets and smartphones utilizing Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology to offer secured content.
SAPPHIRE Cube solution that allows airlines to brand their IFE service through a customizable portal (user interface) that becomes the central platform for delivering entertainment inflight. SAPPHIRE Cube offers a comprehensive line-up of excellent content and airlines determine access and pricing.