Banwa Private Island Prepares Curated Air Transfers to Remote Palawan Destination

September 6, 2021

[September 2021] – Banwa Private Island is delighted to partner with Ascent Flights Global to offer guests planning a trip to the remote island a high degree of personal safety and privacy once international travel to the Philippines re-open.  


[September 2021] – Banwa Private Island is delighted to partner with Ascent Flights Global to offer guests planning a trip to the remote island a high degree of personal safety and privacy once international travel to the Philippines re-open.  


Located in North-eastern Palawan and nestled in the Sulu Sea, Banwa Private Island is set amidst one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty imaginable. The glistening island of lush, verdant landscaping and pristine white sands is the ultimate in luxury, tranquility and privacy.


With Ascent, the exclusive island is still remote but not removed, as the partnership will offer guests a curated and seamless travel bubble for on demand private flights using seaplanes,helicopters and private jets as needed.  


Ascent will offer guests the options of taking a 1 hour and 45-minute seaplane flight from Manila, seating up to 8 pax and landing directly in front of Banwa Private Island's house reef.


Alternatively, guests can take a 10-seaterhelicopter from Manila Ninoy Airport or one of Palawan's three commercial airport San Vicente, Puerto Princesa or El Nido across the Sulu Sea to land on Banwa Private Island's heli-lawn.



Ascent also offers both domestic and international arrivals by private jets, be it in Manila or Clark for onward journey with any of their varying type of aircraft, or directly to either San Vicente or Puerto Princesa airports in Palawan. This Includes Ascent’s bespokeservices including ground handling arrangements with meet and greet arrangements, inter-airport transfers, exclusive lounge service and immigration fast track.


Peter Nilsson, CEO of Banwa Private Island, greeted this new dynamic partnership with a comment: “We found a great partner inA scent with our shared goal to deliver exceptional, personalised and intimate guest experiences to our affluent clientele. Our utmost priority is the genuine care and well-being of our guests from their chartered flight to their holiday experience in our informal and intimate island sanctuary.  Personal safety and hand-crafted travel experiences have become even more important inthe luxury travel landscape as we gear up towards the Philippines' borders reopening to International travel."


Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff, founder and CEO of Ascent added: “Banwa Private Island’s vision of an enhanced experience by air between Banwa Private Island’s guests’ home, and its remote delicate environment, is dear to us. With this partnership, guests’ experience now starts with a seamless and private bubble. Ascent's dedicated solution for Banwa Private Island, brings a holistic journey by air, like no other, beyond motion. With best-in-class air operations on fuel-efficient aircraft, Banwa Private Island’s guests elevate their journey with peace of mind”.


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About Banwa Private Island


Banwa Private Island is Palawan’s most talked about new all-villa holiday destination for discerning guests seeking the ultimate in contemporary luxury, privacy and bespoke service.


Located within a marine protected area and home to an abundance of rare and vivid flora and fauna,Banwa Private Island has six magnificent beach-front villas, each with theirown infinity pool providing the utmost in privacy and tranquility.  World-class amenities include a stunning open kitchen restaurant and terrace bar, a spa pavilion featuring floodlit tenniscourt, gym, massage suite, Pilates/yoga studio and juice bar. There’s a divecentre and short-game golf course too.


Remote, yet not removed, the6.5-hectare island is accessible via helicopter or seaplane direct to the island from Manila, or via private jet to San Vicente or Puerto Princesa.  Furthermore, short-hop heli transfers from SanVicente, Puerto Princesa or El Nido make for a stunning guest arrival experience on the Banwa Private Island’s heli-lawn, after a 1-hour commercial flight from Manila.


Recently voted ‘PrivateIsland of the Year’ in the Destination Deluxe Awards, Banwa Private Island’s sought-after exclusivity is more timely and important than ever before.  Guests can opt to stay in any one of Banwa Private Island’s six beach-front villas or, for the ultimate friends and family escape, the entire island can be chartered on an ‘exclusively yours’ basis.


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About Ascent


Ascent is Asia’s AirMobility leading company, powering air taxi, experiential, medical and cargoservices. With Ascent people and businesses can avail of on-demand flights onhelicopter, jets and seaplanes across cities and regions. Ascent ambitions todemocratize Air Mobility, as a convenient, reliable mode of mobility thataddresses congestion, connectivity, environmental sustainability and healthissues generated by rapid urbanization and the pandemic. Ascent operates acrossthe Philippines with hubs in major locations such as airports, central businessdistricts, and popular leisure destinations. Users can complement their journeyby availing of value-added services including luggage transport, first and last-mile ground transport amongst other services. In addition, passengers flyon curated aircraft in accordance with COVID-19 related safety protocols such as enhanced aircraft cleaning and frequent health checks on crew.


With Ascent, passengers regain control of their time, and move in safe, crowd-free and controlledenvironments, with flights operated by best-in-class operators such as INAECAviation Corp. and AirTrav in the Philippines ensuring the highest operationaland safety standards. Ascent is committed to Climate Neutrality and is endorsedby governments. Awaiting all-electric aircraft, Ascent makes use of helicoptersand planes today.


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