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Philippines is a republic in the western Pacific Ocean, made up of the Philippine Islands and forming in physical geography a part of the Malay Archipelago. Situated about 1210 km (about 750 mi) east of the coast of Vietnam, the Philippines are separated from Taiwan on the north by the Bashi Channel. The republic is bordered on the east by the Philippine Sea, on the south by the Celebes Sea, and on the west by the South China Sea. The country comprises about 7100 islands, of which only about 460 are more than 2.6 sq km (more than 1 sq mi) in area. Eleven islands have an area of more than 2600 sq km (more than 1000 sq mi) each and contain the bulk of the population. These islands are Luzon, Mindanao, Samar, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Mindoro, Leyte, Cebu, Bohol, and Masbate. The total area of the Philippines is about 300,000 sq km (about 120,000 sq mi). Manila is the capital and largest city of the Philippines
Amendments  

23 Mar 2018

PAD (Philippine Aviation Development) was operated by the Government to provide certain internal services (late 1950s?) [added]

01 Feb 2018

PhilJets is a business and private charter carrier based out of Manila Ninoy Aquino International (MNL) [added]

30 Jan 2018

North South Airlines, a charter carrier based out of Manila (Ninoy Aquino International) airport, is still operating [updated]

2Go  last update: 2017 x2
Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : PR : BOI
Genealogy : Aboitiz Air Transport >2Go
Comments : 2Go was formed by Aboitiz and A Soriano & started operations on 28Jan1988 as Aboitiz Air Transport. Renamed to 2Go in 2004 - It operates bulk cargo and express parcel services throughout the Philippines. Its main base is Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila
Aircraft : Nil at this time
A Soriana Aviation  last update: 31Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1987* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : SOY
Genealogy : A Soriana Aviation >Island Aviation
Comments : Island Aviation was formed as A Soriana Aviation in 1987. Charter and taxi service
Aircraft : Do.228-200
AAI Island Hopper   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Aboitiz Air Transport (Aboitiz Air Cargo)  last update: 23Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1988 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : BOI
Genealogy : Aboitiz Air Transport >2Go
Comments : 2Go was formed on 09Jul1988 by Aboitiz & A Soriano & started operations on 28Jan1988 as Aboitiz Air Transport - [2Go was formed by Aboitiz and A Soriano & started operations on 28Jan1988 as Aboitiz Air Transport. Renamed to 2Go in 2004 - It operates bulk cargo and express parcel services throughout the Philippines. Its main base is Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila]
Aircraft : Douglas DC-9 | L-100 Hercules | NAMC YS-11-100 | NAMC YS-11-200 | NAMC YS-11-300 | NAMC YS-11-500 | NAMC YS-11-600
Aero Equipment Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Aero Filipnas (Aero-Filipinas)  last update: 23Mar2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : B.707-300
Aero Lift   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Aero Services (Air V.J.Sanchez)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Aerolift Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : LFT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerolift Airlines was formed in 1982
Aircraft : Nil at this time
AeroMajestic Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2012*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : AeroMajestic Charter Services >Aero Majestic Airways
Comments : On 19Sep2011, AeroMajestic Airlines's inaugural flight took to the sky with the launch of its maiden flight from Zamboanga International Airport in Zamboanga City to Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City
Aircraft : Nil at this time
AeroMajestic Charter Services   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2010 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : AeroMajestic Charter Services >Aero Majestic Airways
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Aero-Transport System   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air ADS   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1997*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Juan  added: 2017 + last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : AO : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Juan is a scheduled carrier out of Manila Ninoy Aquino International (MNL) (is a registered scheduled and non-scheduled domestic airline operating in the Philippines with hubs in Manila, Puerto Princesa, Coron, Caticlan, Iloilo, Cebu, and Subic. It is the first commercial seaplane operator in the Philippines)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Link International Airways   
Status : Active

Dates :

1984 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Link International Airways operates charter services and a flying school. The airline was established on 10Oct1983 and started operations on 30Jun1984
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Manila  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965 - 1972
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Manila >Air Manila International >>PAL
Comments : Air Manila in formed in 1964, 1st flight was on 02Jan1965 & it was renamed in Oct1972 to Air Manila International. Absorbed into PAL in 1973 [PAL was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940. PAL was then reformed from PATCO on 26Feb1941 & its first flight was 15Mar1941. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Manila International  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1972 - 1973
Airline Code : UM : AMI
Genealogy : Air Manila >Air Manila International >>PAL
Comments : Air Manila in formed in 1964, 1st flight was on 02Jan1965 & it was renamed in Oct1972 to Air Manila International. Absorbed into PAL in 1973 [PAL was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940. PAL was then reformed from PATCO on 26Feb1941 & its first flight was 15Mar1941. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Mindanao  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Mindanao flew F-27 aircraft in 1996 but eventually ceased operating.
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Pacific Crake   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : CRK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Philippines  last update: 01Feb2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 2009
Airline Code : 2P : GAP
Genealogy : Air Philippines +>PAL Express >Airphil Express >PAL Express
Comments : Air Philippines was incorporated on 13Feb1995, with the base of operations being the former Naval Air Station Cubi Point. Flight operations started on 01Feb1996 between Subic Bay, Iloilo and Zamboanga. PAL Express was unveiled on 14Apr2008. On 05May2008, PAL Express began operations by launching flights to Malay. After Air Philippines ceased operations on 31Aug2009 they transferred all their flights to PAL Express. On 28Mar2010, PAL Express ceased operations and was rebranded as Airphil Express. On 15Mar2013, Airphil Express re-branded itself as PAL Express
Aircraft : B.737-200
Air Republiq Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Republiq launched operations in 2012 and then temporarily suspended. It has resumed charter operations with the Jetstream 41 in Sep2013
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Southeast   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1993* - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Span   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
AirAsia Philippines  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2012 - 2015
Airline Code : PQ : ---
Genealogy : AirAsia Philippines
Comments : AirAsia Philippines was created as a joint venture between Air Asia International and three local entrepreneurs, led by company vice chairman Michael Romero. Merged into Philippines AirAsia
Aircraft : Nil at this time
AirAsia Zest  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2013 - 2015
Airline Code : Z2 : EZD
Genealogy : Asian Spirit >Zest Air >AirAsia Zest + AirAsia Philippines =>Philippines AirAsia
Comments : Asian Spirit was established in Sep1995 & started operations on 15Apr1996. Renamed to Zest Air on 30Sep2008 & ceased operations on 16Aug2013, to rebrand to AirAsia Zest. In 2015, both AirAsia Philippines & AirAsia Zest were formally merged to form Philippines AirAsia
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Airgurus   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Airphil Express  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2010 - 2013
Airline Code : 2P : GAP
Genealogy : Air Philippines +>PAL Express >Airphil Express >PAL Express
Comments : Nil further at this time - [Air Philippines was incorporated on 13Feb1995, with the base of operations being the former Naval Air Station Cubi Point. Flight operations started on 01Feb1996 with a Boeing 737-200 between Subic Bay, Iloilo and Zamboanga. PAL Express was unveiled on 14Apr2008. On 05May2008, PAL Express began operations by launching flights to Malay. After Air Philippines ceased operations on 31Aug2009 they transferred all their flights to PAL Express. On 28Mar2010, PAL Express ceased operations and was rebranded as Airphil Express. On 15Mar2013, Airphil Express re-branded itself as PAL Express]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
AirSWIFT  last update: 2017 x2
Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : T6 ; ATX
Genealogy : ITI (Island Transvoyager) >AirSWIFT
Comments : AirSWIFT was formed as ITI (Island Transvoyager in 2002. In Oct2015, ITI rebranded as AirSWIFT in Oct2015 &.launched services on 26Nov2015 (The company operates a private airport at El Nido, Palawan (El Nido Airport) which serves as its hub)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Alphaland Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

2013* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jetstream J31 & Cessna Caravan operator
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Asean Air Freight   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Asia Overnight Express   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : OE : AOT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Asian Aerospace   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Asian Spirit  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 2008
Airline Code : 6K : RIT
Genealogy : Asian Spirit >Zest Air >AirAsia Zest + AirAsia Philippines =>Philippines AirAsia
Comments : - [Asian Spirit was established in Sep1995 & started operations on 15Apr1996. Renamed to Zest Air on 30Sep2008 & ceased operations on 16Aug2013, to rebrand to AirAsia Zest. In 2015, both AirAsia Philippines & AirAsia Zest were formally merged to form Philippines AirAsia]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
AsiaWide   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Astro Air International  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2013 - 2016
Airline Code : -- : AAP
Genealogy : Astro Air International >Pan Pacific Airlines
Comments : Pan Pacific Airlines was rebranded from Astro Air International (1998-2016) & started operations on 01May2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Astro Air Transport (Astro Air Philippines)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976 - 1984
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Astro Air Transport
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Astroair Services  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1973* - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Astro Air Transport
Comments : Astroair Services was founded in 1973
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Aviatour Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011* - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Bicol Air Express   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
C.M Aero Services   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
CALI (Commercial Air Lines)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946* - 1948
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CALI (Commercial Air Lines) >>PAL
Comments : CALI (Commercial Air Lines) was establihed in early 1946 [PAL was reformed from PATCO on 26Feb1941 & its first flight was 15Mar1941 [PAL was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940 but was refomed in 1941 as PAL. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Camposagrado Air Taxi   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960* - 1962*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Camposagrado Air Taxi >Cyclone Airways
Comments : Cyclone Airways was formed as Camposagrado Air Taxi in 1960
Aircraft : Nil at this time
CATI   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Cebgo  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : DG : SRQ
Genealogy : SEAir >Tigerair Philippines >Cebgo
Comments : Cebgo was established as SEAir Inc, in 1995 & started operations on 15Aug1995. Tigerair Philippines was officially launched on 16Dec2010 but due to legal wrangles, SEAir Inc was eventually renamed Tigerair Philippines on 07Jun2013. Renamed again in May2015
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Cebu Air  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Cebu Air >Cebu Pacific Air
Comments : No further information at this time [Cebu Pacific Air was founded in 1996 & launched operations as Cebu Air on 08Mar1996 and renamed during the same year]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Cebu Pacific Air  last update: 19Mar2018
Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : 5J : CEB
Genealogy : Cebu Air >Cebu Pacific Air
Comments : Cebu Pacific Air was founded in 1988 and launched operations as Cebu Air on 08Mar1996 and renamed on 26Aug1996 (Low cost services out of Manila. Operating certificate withdrawn following 1997 crash but restarted)
Aircraft : A.319-100 | A.321neo | ATR 72-500 | B.757-200 | DC.9-32
Centennial Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Chemtrad Aviation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
CLA Air Transport   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003*)
Airline Code : C9 : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Comair (Commercial Air Transport)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Commuter Air Philippines (Commutair)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Continental Airways   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Corporate Air  last update: 23Mar2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Corporate Air acts as an Airbridge and feeder operations between Subic and Davao on behalf of FedEx.
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Crown Cargo Express*   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Cruz Airways (Cruzeiro)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1962* - 1964
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cruz Airways was formed on 03May1962 & ceased operations in 1963
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Cyclone Airways  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2009* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Camposagrado Air Taxi >Cyclone Airways
Comments : Cyclone Airways was formed as Camposagrado Air Taxi in 1960
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Delta Air Corporation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1969* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Eagle Trans Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Enzo Air   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1989 - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Evercrest   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Fairways  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965 - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Fairways >Filipinas Orient Airways +>PAL
Comments : Fairways started operations on 05Jan1965 & renamed to Filipinas Orient Airways in Nov1965 [PAL was reformed from PATCO on 26Feb1941 & its first flight was 15Mar1941 [PAL was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940 but was refomed in 1941 as PAL. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Far Eastern Aviation Services  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Far Eastern Aviation Services >OASIS
Comments : [OASIS was formed as FAR EAST AVIATION SERVICE]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
FAST (Fleming Airways System Transport)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958 - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : FAST (Fleming Airways System Transport) was formed in 1957 & started operations on 05Mar1958. Ceased on 06Jul1965
Aircraft : Nil at this time
FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1945 - 1947
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) >FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport) >>PAL
Comments : FEATI restarted after renamed from INAEC on 19Nov1945 - [PAL was reformed from PATCO on 26Feb1941 & its first flight was 15Mar1941 [PAL was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940 but was refomed in 1941 as PAL. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Fil-Asian Airways  last update: 27Mar2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Mid-SEA Express >Fil-Asian Airways
Comments : - [Midsea Express ceased operations in Apr2012 to be rebranded as Fil-Asian Airways. Its first commercial flight was on 27Mar2013. Ceased operations in 2015]
Aircraft : NAMC YS-11
Filipinas Orient Airways (Fairways)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965 - 1972
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Fairways >Filipinas Orient Airways +>PAL
Comments : Filipinas Orient Airways started operations on 05Jan1965 as Fairways & renamed in Nov1965. Martial Law stopped operations on 21Sep1972 [PAL was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940 but was refomed in 1941 as PAL. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
First United Air   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1972* - 1973
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : First United Air >Mabuhay Airways
Comments : Mabuhay Airways was formed as First United Air
Aircraft : Nil at this time
FJM Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Go Air  last update: 2017
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Go Air was to be the new name for Tigerair Philippines. Did not start operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Grand Air International  last update: 08Mar2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1999
Airline Code : 8L : GDI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Grand Air International was founded in 1995. The airline was established when the Philippine Government started to deregulate its domestic aviation industry after decades of monopoly by Philippine Airlines, then wholly owned by the government. Suspended operations in Jan1999 when it's sole B.737-200 undertook maintenance
Aircraft : Airbus A300-B4-200 | B.737-200
IAI (Island Aviation Inc.)   
Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Airline Code : -- : SOY
Genealogy : A Soriana Aviation >Island Aviation
Comments : Island Aviation was formed as A Soriana Aviation in 1987
Aircraft : Nil at this time
INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) (i)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1933 - 1941
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) >FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport) >>PAL
Comments : INAEC was founded in 1932 & commenced operations on 03Feb1933. Ceased on 18Dec1941 & renamed Far Eastern Air Transport in 1945 [PAL was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940 but was refomed in 1941 as PAL. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) (ii)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1993* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : INAEC brand was reborn to service the air transportation needs of the Lopez Group of companies on 09Nov1993
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Insular Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1945* - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Insular Airways operated at least 1 Catalina in the mid-1940s
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Intercontinental Pacific Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2002*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Interisland Air Serices   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1986 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Interisland Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Interisland Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : -- : ISN
Genealogy : Interisland Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
International Pacific Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2001)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Island Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

1985* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Island Aviation operations started on 30Jun1985
Aircraft : Nil at this time
ITI (Island Transvoyager)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2003 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : ITI (Island Transvoyager) >AirSWIFT
Comments : AirSWIFT was formed as ITI (Island Transvoyager in 2002. In Oct2015, ITI rebranded as AirSWIFT in Oct2015 &.launched services on 26Nov2015
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Laoag International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2006*
Airline Code : L7 : LPN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
LBC Airways of Manila  last update: 24Mar2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Domestic charter airline
Aircraft : Hawker Siddely HS.748
Lionair  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Lionair, is a charter airline and a general aviation company operating with its base operation in Pasay City. It operates charter passenger using fixed-wing and rotary winged aircraft
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Mabuhay Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1973 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : First United Air >Mabuhay Airways
Comments : Mabuhay Airways was formed as First United Air
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Majestic Air Cargo   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
MATS (Manila Aero Transport System)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Met Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Met Air is a subsidiary of MET International, a professional and global Asia-based freight forwarder
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Metro Manila Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1983* - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Metro Manila Airways >MetroAir
Comments : Metro Manila Airways was renamed to MetroAir
Aircraft : Nil at this time
MetroAir   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Metro Manila Airways >MetroAir
Comments : Metro Manila Airways was renamed to MetroAir
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Mid-SEA Express   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2011 - 2012
Airline Code : MX : MSE
Genealogy : Mid-SEA Express >Fil-Asian Airways
Comments : - [Midsea Express ceased operations in Apr2012 to be rebranded as Fil-Asian Airways. Its first commercial flight was on 27Mar2013. Ceased operations in 2015]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Mindanao Express   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Mosphil Aero   
Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : -- : MPI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mosphil was founded in 2005, the airline started operations in Nov2006
Aircraft : Nil at this time
North South Airlines  last update: 30Jan2018
Status : Active

Dates :

2013* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : North South Airlines is a charter carrier based out of Manila (Ninoy Aquino International) airport
Aircraft : Let 410UVP-E
OASIS (Orient Air Systems & Integrated Service)  last update: 2017
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Far Eastern Aviation Services >OASIS
Comments : OASIS was formed as FAR EAST AVIATION SERVICE
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Pacific Pearl Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : PPA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pacific Pearl Airways was founded in 2006. As of Apr2015 it is inactive and appears to be defunct
Aircraft : Nil at this time
PacificAir (Pacific Airways)  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1996* - date
Airline Code : GX : PFR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : PacificAir was established in 1947. However, its franchise to operate air services was not approved by Congress of the Philippines until on 23Feb1995 (Scheduled passenger flights and air-taxi work). Based at Manila Ninoy Aquino International.)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Pacificjet   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
PAD (Philippine Aviation Development)  added: 23Mar2018
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1959* - 1961*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : PAD (Philippine Aviation Development) was operated by the Government to provide certain internal services
Aircraft : Nil at this time
PAL (Philippine Air Lines)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1941 - 1970
Airline Code : PR : PAL
Genealogy : PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.) >PAL
Comments : PAL (Philippine Air Lines) was reformed from PATCO on 26Feb1941 & its first flight was 15Mar1941 [PAL (Philippine Airlines) was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940 but was refomed in 1941 as PAL. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
PAL (Philippine Airlines)  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1970 - date
Airline Code : PR : PAL
Genealogy : PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.) >PAL
Comments : PAL (Philippine Air Lines) was reformed from PATCO on 26Feb1941 & its first flight was 15Mar1941 [PAL (Philippine Airlines) was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940 but was refomed in 1941 as PAL. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
PAL Express (i)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2008 - 2010
Airline Code : 2P : GAP
Genealogy : Air Philippines +>PAL Express >Airphil Express >PAL Express
Comments : No further information at this time - [Air Philippines was incorporated on 13Feb1995, with the base of operations being the former Naval Air Station Cubi Point. Flight operations started on 01Feb1996 with a Boeing 737-200 between Subic Bay, Iloilo and Zamboanga. PAL Express was unveiled on 14Apr2008. On 05May2008, PAL Express began operations by launching flights to Malay. After Air Philippines ceased operations on 31Aug2009 they transferred all their flights to PAL Express. On 28Mar2010, PAL Express ceased operations and was rebranded as Airphil Express. On 15Mar2013, Airphil Express re-branded itself as PAL Express]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
PAL Express (ii)  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : 2P ; GAP
Genealogy : Air Philippines +>PAL Express >Airphil Express >PAL Express
Comments : No further information at this time - [Air Philippines was incorporated on 13Feb1995, with the base of operations being the former Naval Air Station Cubi Point. Flight operations started on 01Feb1996 with a Boeing 737-200 between Subic Bay, Iloilo and Zamboanga. PAL Express was unveiled on 14Apr2008. On 05May2008, PAL Express began operations by launching flights to Malay. After Air Philippines ceased operations on 31Aug2009 they transferred all their flights to PAL Express. On 28Mar2010, PAL Express ceased operations and was rebranded as Airphil Express. On 15Mar2013, Airphil Express re-branded itself as PAL Express]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Pan Pacific Airlines  last update: 2017 x2
Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Astro Air International >Pan Pacific Airlines
Comments : Pan Pacific Airlines was rebranded from Astro Air International (1998-2016) & started operations on 01May2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Paradise Air   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1931 - 1940
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.) >PAL
Comments : PAL (Philippine Air Lines) was reformed from PATCO on 26Feb1941 & its first flight was 15Mar1941 [PAL (Philippine Airlines) was founded by Andres Soriano in 1931 and commenced with a single Beech 18 and was known as PATCO. In 1936 it moved from air taxi services to scheduled services. Went bankrupt in 1940 but was refomed in 1941 as PAL. Ceased operations during WWII. Absorbed 2 scheduled airlines, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT in 1947, COMMERCIAL AIR LINES in 1948 and then TRANS ASIATIC AIRLINES in late 1950. Renamed from Philippine Air Lines to Philippine Airlines in 1970. Had AIR MANILA and FILIPINAS ORIENT AIRWAYS merge in in 1973]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
PATI (Philippine Aerotransport)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974 - 1980
Airline Code : PN : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : PATI was established on 24May1975 & started operations in Dec1975. Ceased operations on 01Feb1980
Aircraft : Nil at this time
PEAC (Pacific East Asia Cargo Airlines)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2010
Airline Code : Q8 : PEC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pacific East Asia Cargo Airlines was formed on 09ct1990. AOC was suspended on 19Mar2010. ll-cargo carrier with domestic services from the Philippines
Aircraft : Nil at this time
PhilAir   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2000)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time