ITI flies daily to El Nido and is the official carrier of guests of El Nido Resorts. The regular aircraft that ITI uses is a 19-seater German-made Dornier.
ITI's strict adherence to safety and security starts at the entry of our passengers at our gate manned by the Philippine National Police (PNP), Non-uniformed Police (NUP), Intelligence Division of Office for Transportation Security (OTS) ) and our own security personnel who are tasked to perform passenger screening and thorough baggage checks. After passing through this process, passengers then proceed to the check-in counter, wherein each passenger, after verification of identification and proper documents, will have to weigh in. Each luggage is then weighed including hand carried items on a separate weighing scale. All these processes are required to ensure the proper weight and balance of the aircraft. ITI's weighing scales are regularly calibrated as part of our own safety and security program and also in adherence to Air Transportation Office (ATO) rules.
Upon completion of the weighing procedure, the Check-In personnel labels the luggage and hands over the following travel documents to the passenger:
- flight vouchers for their return trip to Manila (MNL);
- boarding pass;
- claim stub for their check-in luggage and a shirt sticker to help the El Nido Airport personnel identify the passenger's destination Lagen(LIR) Miniloc (MIR) El Nido Town (ENT)
The passenger is then ushered into an exclusive air-conditioned lounge to wait for boarding. Here, the passenger is met by a airport attendant who offers complimentary light snacks (sandwiches or pastries, etc.) and a choice of juice, coffee, hot/ cold chocolate drink, soda or tea. The lounge features a shelf with coffee table books, brochures of the resorts and various dailies. It also has lavatory facilities where passengers can freshen up prior to boarding.
As soon as the check-in procedure for all passengers is completed, the airport attendant conducts a pre-flight briefing together with a representative from flight operations. The Flight Operations Officer discusses current weather condition at the destination as well as weather en route. The airport attendant then follows with a briefing on safety and features of the Dornier aircraft.
A few minutes after the briefing, the airport attendants announce boarding. Passengers will be ushered to the aircraft where an airport attendant awaits them by the steps to collect their boarding pass and offer them free candies. Once everyone is on board, the attendant checks on each passenger if they are seated comfortably and correctly with their seat belts properly fastened. The attendant then wishes them a safe flight. After the aircraft door is closed, the pilot welcomes the passengers on board and starts the engines.