You Can Now Fly Direct to the Island Paradise of Sicogon

Sicogon Island, Iloilo used to be an exclusive getaway for the rich and famous. Now, anyone can rediscover this almost-forgotten gem!

Back in the '70s and '80s, Sicogon Island in northern Iloilo was an exclusive getaway for the rich and famous. The island paradise eventually became forgotten—but not for long, as Ayala Land transformed Sicogon into a tourism estate similar to Lio in El Nido, Palawan. Getting there, however, can be quite a challenge as travelers take a three-hour bus ride from Iloilo City to Estancia or a two-hour bus ride from Roxas City to Estancia. But after some delay in its maiden flight back in 2018, AirSWIFT finally flew direct from Manila to Sicogon on December 16 (Friday).


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sicogon PHOTO BY John Henri Mariano airswift sicogon PHOTO BY John Henri Mariano


AirSWIFT flies from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 4 to the Ayala-owned Sicogon Island Airport every Monday and Friday at 5:55 a.m. Travel time aboard the 50-seater Turboprop plane is one hour and 25 minutes. The flight back is also every Monday and Friday at 8 a.m.


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huni sicogon Huni Sicogon PHOTO BY Mig Mabanta huni sicogon swimming pool PHOTO BY Mig Mabanta

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Ayala opened the hilltop resort Balay Kogon in December 2016 and the beachfront property Huni Sicogon in July 2018.

For more information, visit AirSWIFT's website.


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