The Puerto Princesa International Airport serves as a significant gateway to the rest of Philippines from the city of Puerto Princesa Palawan on Palawan Island. Operated by the Civil Aviation Authority, this airport currently can hold over 1000 passengers, and has a total of seven airlines to choose from. Small commercial aircrafts from Manila and Puerto Princesa can ferry tourist, traders and businessmen to northern tourism destinations using the Busuanga and El Nido airstrips. There are also direct flights from Manila to Taytay landing in the Judge Cesar Lim Rodriguez airport. With the plans of national a government to upgrade the capital city’s airport to conform with international standards as well as the expansion and improvement of airstrips in major tourist towns like Coron and El Nido, travel to Palawan will definitely become easier and faster. Three commercial airlines provide daily flights between Manila and Puerto Princesa namely Philippine Air Lines, Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific. Smaller airlines such as Sea Air, Inter- Island Trans Voyager and Asian Spirit provide chartered and commuter flights to Cuyo, Coron, El Nido, Taytay, and Culion from Manila or Puerto Princesa City.