Regional private aviation brand expands routes in PH

Published June 27, 2021, 8:30 AM

by Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

Yugo, a fast growing regional private aviation brand, is gearing up for growth in the Asia Pacific region with the opening of charter routes in the Philippines as well as in Thailand, Cambodia, and Malaysia.

Camille Ngo, commercial operations manager of Yugo said they are leveraging on its network of private jets and helicopters. Yugo is the first air mobility platform that connects Southeast Asia to the whole of Asia Pacific.

“Our mission is to provide the possibility for our customers to fly private anywhere, anytime, by helicopters or private jets,” said Ngo in a statement.

Gulfstream G200 Yugo.

With only a few clicks and based on their preferences, users are able to request or search flight of private jets and helicopters from a curated inventory of available flights and routes.

Today, in order to propose charter flights to over 150 destinations in Asia, Yugo has built a fleet of more than 50 aircraft in its network, from some of the aviation industry’s best aircrafts manufacturers such as Gulfstream, Bombardier, Cessna Textron Aviation and Dassault Falcon private jets as well as Bell, Airbus, Leonardo or Robinson helicopters. 

The jets and helicopters are selected for the comfort and privacy of Filipino and Asian passengers from Dubai to Boracay, from Cebu to Bali, Davao to Shanghai, El Nido to Johor Bahru, or Tuguegarao to Subic, traveling for business or leisure.

In the Philippines, Philippines has grown its local Filipino customers in less than a year, amid the ongoing health and sanitary crisis. They are also in partnership with PhilJets, a private aviation provider in the country.

To build its growth, Yugo’s young and dynamic team of engineers and developers have been working hard on the reliability of its network and has added a growing team of experienced aviation professionals who are all highly passionate aviation lovers.

Ngo, who is also leading the commercial operations in Asia, added “We are evolving together with the industry towards a more sustainable approach to improve aviation as a whole, taking into account environmental aspects and societal responsibility.”

Jim Baldy, CEO of Yugo commented “Covid-19 has reshaped the travel industry since 2020. This is possibly one of the most challenging chapter of aviation in history and it has greatly tested our resilience. We have adjusted our value proposition as well as our hospitality and butler services to best serve our customers in the most flexible, safe and secured way possible. And with all the obstacles and difficulties we faced due to the pandemic, we had to find ways to innovate and move forward through 2020 and 2021.” 

R44 Yugo

From the Philippines to Southeast Asia and the rest of Asia Pacific, popular flights include on-demand helicopter flights, helicopter tours, airport transfers, transfers to private islands, cross border medical flights, in country emergency evacuations, cross border business jets flights. Baldy is very enthusiastic about the growth in the Philippines, citing the government’s  Build, Build, Build program. “We have seen an incredible progress in terms of infrastructure development in Metro Manila, with several projects completed by the DPWH and DOTR, together with private sector initiatives such as the Skyways, Bridges, Roads, which will drastically decongest and improve the lives of millions of Filipino. We believe that Yugo will contribute its small share by developing inter-cities and provinces connections.”

 
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