Air transportation in the Philippines

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A Boeing 777 of Philippine Airlines

Air transportation in the Philippines goes back to the early days of aviation prior to World War II, during the American colonial period of the Philippines. Currently, the Philippines has several registered airline companies, but they are mostly chartered. There are two main domestic airline groups doing business as Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific, with AirAsia Philippines competing on some international routes. The domestic market is dominated by the Cebu Pacific group which has a 61% market share, followed by the Philippine Airlines group which has 29%, followed by AirAsia, having a 9% share.

List of airlines of the PhilippinesEdit

This list of airlines enumerates local airlines in the Philippines which have a current air operator's certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Note: Destinations in bold indicate primary hubs, those in italic indicate secondary hubs, while those with regular font indicate focus cities.

Passenger airlinesEdit

MainlineEdit

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
Cebgo   DG SRQ BLUE JAY Manila
Cebu
1995 Founded as South East Asian Airlines. Operates as Cebu Pacific.
Cebu Pacific   5J CEB CEBU AIR Manila
Cagayan de Oro
Cebu
Clark
Davao
Iloilo
Kalibo
Zamboanga
1988 Founded as Cebu Air and commenced operations in 1996 as Cebu Pacific.
PAL Express   2P GAP AIRPHIL Manila
Cebu
Clark
Davao
Zamboanga
1995 Founded as Air Philippines and commenced operations in 1996. Operates as Philippine Airlines.
Philippine Airlines   PR PAL PHILIPPINE Manila
Cebu
Clark
Davao
Kalibo
1935 Founded as Philippine Aerial Taxi Company and commenced operations in 1941 as Philippine Air Lines. Asia’s first and oldest airline.
Philippines AirAsia   Z2 APG COOL RED Manila
Cebu
Clark
Davao
Kalibo
Puerto Princesa
2010 Founded as AirAsia Philippines.

RegionalEdit

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
Air Juan AO AIR JUAN Puerto Princesa 2012
AirSWIFT   T6 ATX AIRSWIFT Manila
El Nido
2002 Founded as Island Transvoyager.
Alphaland Aviation BIC BALESIN Clark
Manila
2015
Pan Pacific Airlines 8Y AAV ASTRO-PHIL Kalibo 1973 Founded as Astro Air International.
Royal Air Charter   RW RYL DOUBLE GOLD Clark
Kalibo
2002 A former chartered airline, Royal Air started regular scheduled services under new management since July 2017 using three AVRO146-RJ100 jets.
SkyJet Airlines   M8 MSJ MAGNUM AIR Manila 2005 Commenced operations in 2012.
Sky Pasada   SP WCC SKY PASADA Manila 2010
SEAir International   XO SGD AIR BLUE Clark
Manila
2012

CharterEdit

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
Air Link International Airways Manila 1983
INAEC Manila 1993
Lionair Manila 2011
Pacificair GX PFR Manila 1947
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Cargo airlinesEdit

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
2GO PR BOI Manila 1988 Founded as Aboitiz Air.

See alsoEdit