Aerolift or Aerolift Philippines Corporation is a defunct inter-island airline based in the Philippines. It was established in 1982 and was chosen by the government in 1989 as the second flag carrier of the Philippines next to Philippine Airlines. Its aircraft accident caused it to cease operation in 1996.
|Parent company||Aerolift Philippines Corporation|
|Headquarters||Makati City, Philippines|
|Key people||Capt. Ben Solis (President and CEO)|
It pioneered the feeder airport operations in the country direct from Manila. It also hold the distinction of being the first airline to fly to Caticlan and Busuanga airport. It was the first airline which promoted Boracay as a foreign tourist destination. It flew regular flights to Kalibo, Dipolog, Tagbilaran, San Jose, Ormoc and Surigao. It also flew to Bagabag, Catarman, Basco, El Nido, and Cuyo.
The airline's mounted profitable daily feeder-airport flights and growing profitable foreign tourist destinations prompted Philippine Airlines, its biggest rival to introduced direct flights too bigger airports which it operates utilizing a much bigger fokker-50 aircraft to the cities of Dipolog, Kalibo, and Tagbilaran in 1988.
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