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Fil-Asian Airways brings the YS-11 back to life

by Matt Falcus

Fil-Asian YS11New Philippine airline Fil-Asian Airways has brought the NAMC YS-11 aircraft back into passenger service after the type had been retired by all other airlines.

The YS-11 was quite popular in recent years with Philippine carriers, however when it originally launched commercial flying in 1965, the Japanese airliner could be found all over the world – particularly in America and other Far East countries.

Fil-Asian Airways has begun operations with one example of the type. It flies from Manila and Cebu to a number of domestic destinations, including Cotabato, Davao, Marinduque, Masbate, Tablas, Tagbilaran, Tandag, and Zamboanga. It will also operate internationally from Davao to Manado in Indonesia.

Fil-Asian Airways is the successor of Mid-Sea Express which operated from Cebu Airport utilizing a Jetstream 32 aircraft until 2012.

The NAMC YS-11 is just one of the aircraft featured in Last Chance to Fly – our ebook which lists the rare and historic airliners that you can still fly, and which airlines operate them. Download your copy here: www.airportspotting.com/books/chance-fly-rare-passenger-aircraft/

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