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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
Latest updates

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June 6, 2017 Platinum Skies commenced flights between Zamboanga and Jolo in the province of Sulu on 01May2017 [added]
May 13, 2017 Pan Pacific Airlines, rebranded from Astro Air International (1998-2016), started operations on 01May2017 [status change]
May 13, 2017  In 2015, both AirAsia Philippines & AirAsia Zest were formally merged to form Philippines AirAsia [added]

Airline

Status Operating Dates
2Go   

Active

2004 - date

^ Comments : 2Go was formed on 09Jul1988 by Aboitiz and A Soriano & started operations on 28Jan1988 as Aboitiz Air Transport

^ Genealogy : Aboitiz Air Transport >2Go

A Soriana Aviation   

Renamed

1987* - 2006*

^ Comments : Island Aviation was formed as A Soriana Aviation in 1987. Charter and taxi service

^ Genealogy : A Soriana Aviation >Island Aviation

AAI Island Hopper   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aboitiz Air Transport (Aboitiz Air Cargo)   

Renamed

1988 - 2004

^ Comments : 2Go was formed on 09Jul1988 by Aboitiz & A Soriano & started operations on 28Jan1988 as Aboitiz Air Transport

^ Genealogy : Aboitiz Air Transport >2Go

Aero Equipment Aviation   

Active

2012 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Filipnas (Aero-Filipinas)   

Inactive

1982 - 1985

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Lift   

Inactive

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Services (Air V.J.Sanchez)   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolift Airlines   

Inactive

1982 - 1996

^ Comments : Aerolift Airlines was formed in 1982

^ Genealogy :  

AeroMajestic Airlines   

Inactive

2011 - 2012*

^ Comments : On 19Sep2011, its 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

^ Genealogy : AeroMajestic Charter Services >Aero Majestic Airways

AeroMajestic Charter Services   

Renamed

2010 - 2011

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : AeroMajestic Charter Services >Aero Majestic Airways

Aero-Transport System   

Unsure

1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air ADS   

Inactive

1996* - 1997*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Juan  added

Active

2012 - date

^ Comments : Air Juan is a scheduled carrier out of Manila Ninoy Aquino International (MNL) starting in 2012

^ Genealogy :  

Air Link International Airways   

Active

1984 - date

^ Comments : Air Link International Airways operates charter services and a flying school. The airline was established on 10Oct1983 and started operations on 30Jun1984

^ Genealogy :  

Air Manila  updated

Renamed

1965 - 1972

^ Comments : Air Manila in formed in 1964, 1st flight was on 02Jan1965 & it was renamed in Oct1972 Air Manila International. Absorbed into PAL in 1973 [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]

^ Genealogy : Air Manila >Air Manila International >>PAL

Air Manila International  updated

Renamed

1972 - 1973

^ Comments : Air Manila in formed in 1964, 1st flight was on 02Jan1965 & it was renamed in Oct1972 Air Manila International. Absorbed into PAL in 1973 [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]

^ Genealogy : Air Manila >Air Manila International >>PAL

Air Mindanao  updated

Inactive

1996* - 1996*

^ Comments : Air Mindanao flew F-27 aircraft in 1996 but eventually ceased operating.

^ Genealogy :  

Air Pacific Crake   

Inactive

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Philippines  updated

Renamed

1996 - 2009

^ 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 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

^ Genealogy : Air Philippines +>PAL Express >Airphil Express >PAL Express

Air Republiq Airlines   

Active

2012 - date

^ Comments : Air Republiq launched operations in 2012 and then temporarily suspended. It has resumed charter operations with the Jetstream 41 in Sep2013

^ Genealogy :  

Air Southeast   

Unsure

1993* - 1994*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Span   

Inactive

1984* - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AirAsia Philippines  updated

Renamed

2012 - 2015

^ 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

^ Genealogy : AirAsia Philippines

AirAsia Zest  updated

Renamed

2013 - 2015

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Asian Spirit >Zest Air >AirAsia Zest + AirAsia Philippines =>Philippines AirAsia

Airgurus   

Active

2012* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Airphil Express  updated

Renamed

2010 - 2013

^ 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 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

^ Genealogy : Air Philippines +>PAL Express >Airphil Express >PAL Express

AirSWIFT   

Active

2015 - date

^ Comments : AirSWIFT was formed as ITI (Island Transvoyager in 2002. In Oct2015, ITI rebranded as AirSWIFT in Oct2015 &.launched services on 26Nov2015

^ Genealogy : ITI (Island Transvoyager) >AirSWIFT

Alphaland Aviation   

Active

2013* - date

^ Comments : Jetstream J31 & Cessna Caravan operator

^ Genealogy :  

Asean Air Freight   

Inactive

1992* - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Asia Overnight Express   

Not started

(2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Asian Aerospace   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Asian Spirit  updated

Renamed

1996 - 2008

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Asian Spirit >Zest Air >AirAsia Zest + AirAsia Philippines =>Philippines AirAsia

AsiaWide   

Not started

(2009)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Astro Air International  updated

Renamed

2013 - 2016

^ Comments : Pan Pacific Airlines was rebranded from Astro Air International (1998-2016) & started operations on 01May2017

^ Genealogy : Astro Air International >Pan Pacific Airlines

Astro Air Transport (Astro Air Philippines)   

Inactive

1976 - 1984

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Astro Air Transport

Astroair Services  updated

Renamed

1973* - 1976

^ Comments : Astroair Services was founded in 1973

^ Genealogy : >Astro Air Transport

Aviatour Air   

Inactive

2011* - 2012

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bicol Air Express   

Active

2012 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

C.M Aero Services   

Inactive

1985* - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CALI (Commercial Air Lines)  updated

Renamed

1946* - 1948

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : CALI (Commercial Air Lines) >>PAL

Camposagrado Air Taxi   

Renamed

1960* - 1962*

^ Comments : Cyclone Airways was formed as Camposagrado Air Taxi in 1960

^ Genealogy : Camposagrado Air Taxi >Cyclone Airways

CATI   

Inactive

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cebgo   

Active

2015 - date

^ Comments : Cebgo was established as SEAir Inc, in 1995 & started operations on 15Aug1995. Tigerair Philippines was officially launched on 16Dec2010 but dues to legal wrangles, SEAir Inc was eventually renamed Tigerair Philippines on 07Jun2013. Renamed again in May2015

^ Genealogy : SEAir >Tigerair Philippines >Cebgo

Cebu Air  updated

Renamed

1996 - 1996

^ Comments : Cebu Pacific Air was founded in 1996 & launched operations as Cebu Air on 08Mar1996 and renamed during the same year

^ Genealogy : Cebu Air >Cebu Pacific Air

Cebu Pacific Air   

Active

1996 - date

^ Comments : Cebu Pacific Air launched operations as Cebu Air on 08Mar1996 and renamed on 26Aug1996

^ Genealogy : Cebu Air >Cebu Pacific Air

Centennial Air   

Inactive

1999 - 2002*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Chemtrad Aviation   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CLA Air Transport   

Not started

(2003*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Comair (Commercial Air Transport)   

Unsure

1978* - 1993*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Commuter Air Philippines (Commutair)   

Inactive

1989* - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Continental Airways   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Corporate Air   

Inactive

1995* - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Crown Cargo Express*   

Unsure

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cruz Airways (Cruzeiro)   

Inactive

1962* - 1964

^ Comments : Cruz Airways was formed on 03May1962 & ceased operations in 1963

^ Genealogy :  

Cyclone Airways  updated

Active

2009* - date

^ Comments : Cyclone Airways was formed as Camposagrado Air Taxi in 1960

^ Genealogy : Camposagrado Air Taxi >Cyclone Airways

Delta Air Corporation   

Unsure

1969* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eagle Trans Air   

Not started

(2010)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Enzo Air   

Unsure

1989 - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Evercrest   

Not started

(2003)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fairways  updated

Renamed

1965 - 1965

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : Fairways >Filipinas Orient Airways +>PAL

Far Eastern Aviation Services  updated

Renamed

**** - ****

^ Comments : [OASIS was formed as FAR EAST AVIATION SERVICE]

^ Genealogy : Far Eastern Aviation Services >OASIS

FAST (Fleming Airways System Transport)   

Inactive

1958 - 1965

^ Comments : FAST (Fleming Airways System Transport) was formed in 1957 & started operations on 05Mar1958. Ceased on 06Jul1965

^ Genealogy :  

FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport)  updated

Renamed

1945 - 1947

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) >FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport) >>PAL

Fil-Asian Airways   

Inactive

2013 - 2015

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Mid-SEA Express >Fil-Asian Airways

Filipinas Orient Airways (Fairways)  updated

Renamed

1965 - 1972

^ Comments : Filipinas Orient Airways started operations on 05Jan1965 as Fairways & renamed in Nov1965. Martial Law stopped operations on 21Sep1972 [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]

^ Genealogy : Fairways >Filipinas Orient Airways +>PAL

First United Air   

Renamed

1972* - 1973

^ Comments : Mabuhay Airways was formed as First United Air

^ Genealogy : First United Air >Mabuhay Airways

FJM Aviation   

Inactive

1991 - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Go Air  updated

Not started

(2014)

^ Comments : Go Air was to be the new name for Tigerair Philippines. Did not start operations

^ Genealogy :  

Grand Air International   

Inactive

1995 - 1999

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

IAI (Island Aviation Inc.)   

Active

2006* - date

^ Comments : Island Aviation was formed as A Soriana Aviation in 1987

^ Genealogy : A Soriana Aviation >Island Aviation

INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.)  updated

Renamed

1933 - 1941

^ Comments : INAEC was founded in 1932 & commenced operations on 03Feb1933. Ceased on 18Dec1941 & renamed Far Eastern Air Transport in 1945 [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]

^ Genealogy : INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) >FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport) >>PAL

INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.)   

Active

1993* - date

^ Comments : INAEC brand was reborn to service the air transportation needs of the Lopez Group of companies on 09Nov1993

^ Genealogy :  

Insular Airways   

Inactive

1945* - 1948*

^ Comments : Insular Airways operated at least 1 Catalina in the mid-1940s

^ Genealogy :  

Intercontinental Pacific Airways   

Not started

(2002*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Interisland Air Serices   

Renamed

1986 - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Interisland Airlines

Interisland Airlines   

Active

2004 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Interisland Airlines

International Pacific Airways   

Not started

(2001)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Island Aviation   

Active

1985* - date

^ Comments : Island Aviation operations started on 30Jun1985

^ Genealogy :  

ITI (Island Transvoyager)   

Renamed

2003 - 2015

^ Comments : AirSWIFT was formed as ITI (Island Transvoyager in 2002. In October 2015, ITI rebranded as AirSWIFT in Oct2015 &.launched services on 26Nov2015

^ Genealogy : ITI (Island Transvoyager) >AirSWIFT

Laoag International   

Inactive

1995 - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LBC Airways of Manila   

Inactive

1996* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lionair   

Active

2011* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mabuhay Airways   

Inactive

1973 - 2000

^ Comments : Mabuhay Airways was formed as First United Air

^ Genealogy : First United Air >Mabuhay Airways

Magnum Air (Skyjet Air)   

Active

2012 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Majestic Air Cargo   

Active

2012* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

MATS (Manila Aero Transport System)   

Unsure

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Met Air   

Not started

(2016)

^ Comments : Met Air is a subsidiary of MET International, a professional and global Asia-based freight forwarder

^ Genealogy :  

Metro Manila Airways   

Renamed

1983* - 1983*

^ Comments : Metro Manila Airways was renamed to MetroAir

^ Genealogy : Metro Manila Airways >MetroAir

MetroAir   

Unsure

1980s

^ Comments : Metro Manila Airways was renamed to MetroAir

^ Genealogy : Metro Manila Airways >MetroAir

Mid-SEA Express   

Renamed

2011 - 2012

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Mid-SEA Express >Fil-Asian Airways

Mindanao Express   

Inactive

1996 - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mosphil Aero   

Active

2006 - date

^ Comments : Mosphil was founded in 2005, the airline started operations in Nov2006

^ Genealogy :  

North South Airlines   

Unsure

2013* - 2013*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

OASIS (Orient Air Systems & Integrated Service)  updated

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments : OASIS was formed as FAR EAST AVIATION SERVICE

^ Genealogy : Far Eastern Aviation Services >OASIS

Pacific Pearl Airways   

Inactive

2008 - 2015

^ Comments : Pacific Pearl Airways was founded in 2006. As of Apr2015 it is inactive and appears to be defunct

^ Genealogy :  

PacificAir (Pacific Airways)   

Active

1996* - date

^ Comments : PacificAir was established in 1947. However, its franchise to operate air services was approved by Congress of the Philippines on 23Feb1995

^ Genealogy :  

Pacificjet   

Not started

(2009*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

PAL (Philippine Air Lines)  updated

Renamed

1941 - 1970

^ Comments : 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]

^ Genealogy : PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.) >PAL

PAL (Philippine Airlines)  added

Active

1970 - date

^ Comments : 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]

^ Genealogy : PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.) >PAL

PAL Express  updated

Renamed

2008 - 2010

^ 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 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

^ Genealogy : Air Philippines +>PAL Express >Airphil Express >PAL Express

PAL Express  updated

Active

2013 - date

^ 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 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

^ Genealogy : Air Philippines +>PAL Express >Airphil Express >PAL Express

Pan Pacific Airlines  updated (x2)

Active

2017 - date

^ Comments : Pan Pacific Airlines was rebranded from Astro Air International (1998-2016) & started operations on 01May2017

^ Genealogy : Astro Air International >Pan Pacific Airlines

Paradise Air   

Unsure

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.)  updated

Renamed

1931 - 1940

^ Comments : PATCO was founded on 30Dec1930 & started non scheduled operations on 31Mar1931. Franchise acquired by PAL on 22Jul1940 [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]

^ Genealogy : PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.) >PAL

PATI (Philippine Aerotransport)   

Inactive

1974 - 1980

^ Comments : PATI was established on 24May1975 & started operations in Dec1975. Ceased operations on 01Feb1980

^ Genealogy :  

PEAC (Pacific East Asia Cargo Airlines)   

Inactive

1991 - 2010

^ Comments : Pacific East Asia Cargo Airlines was formed on 09ct1990. AOC was suspended on 19Mar2010

^ Genealogy :  

PhilAir   

Not started

(2000)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

PhilAir (Philippine Aviation Corp.)   

Inactive

1966* - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Philippine Air Express   

Inactive

1947 - 1947

^ Comments : Philippine Air Express' only C-47 (DC3) crashed on 22Nov1947 killing the owner, Jose Tinsey and the airline ceased

^ Genealogy :  

Philippine Air Service   

Inactive

1920* - 1921*

^ Comments : Philippine Air Service was established on 07Jul1920

^ Genealogy :  

Philippine Air Transport Service   

Unsure

1950* - 1950*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Philippine Astra Air (Astro Air Philippines)   

Inactive

1998* - 1998

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Philippine Interisland Express   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments : No details available as yet

^ Genealogy :  

Philippine International Airways   

Not started

(2000)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Philippines AirAsia  added

Active

2015 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Asian Spirit >Zest Air >AirAsia Zest + AirAsia Philippines =>Philippines AirAsia

Platinum Skies  added

Active

2017 - date

^ Comments : charter operator Platinum Skies (Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) commenced flights between Zamboanga and Jolo in the province of Sulu on.01May2017

^ Genealogy :  

Posadas Trans Air Services   

Inactive

1984^ - 1985

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Royal Star Aviation  updated

Active

2002 - date

^ Comments : Domestic charter services out of Manila Nino Aquino International

^ Genealogy :  

SEAir (South East Asian)   

Renamed

1995 - 2013

^ Comments : Cebgo was established as SEAir Inc, in 1995 & started operations on 15Aug1995. Tigerair Philippines was officially launched on 16Dec2010 but dues to legal wrangles, SEAir Inc was eventually renamed Tigerair Philippines on 07Jun2013. Renamed again in May2015

^ Genealogy : SEAir >Tigerair Philippines >Cebgo

SEAir International   

Active

2012 - date

^ Comments : SEAir International was created by founders of SEAIR. Launched services between Manila and Basco on 07Dec2012

^ Genealogy :  

Silangan Airways   

Not started

(1990s)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sky Pasada   

Inactive

2010 - 2015*

^ Comments : Sky Pasada was founded on 01Feb2010 with operations starting on 10Jun2010

^ Genealogy :  

Sky Tours   

Unconfirmed

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Skyjet Air   

Active

2005 - date

^ Comments : Skyjet Air was founded in 2005 as an air charter company for group travelers and tourists wanted to visit Batanes. Started scheduled operations on 14Dec2012 after short shutdown

^ Genealogy :  

Soriano Air Cargo   

Unsure

1991* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

South Phoenix Airlines   

Inactive

2010 - 2011*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : South Phoenix Airways >South Phoenix Airlines

South Phoenix Airways   

Renamed

2002 - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : South Phoenix Airways >South Phoenix Airlines

Southern Airlines of Philippines   

Renamed

1963* - 1972

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Swiftair

Spirit of Manila Airlines   

Active

2009 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Star Asia   

Inactive

1996* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sterling Philippines Airways   

Renamed

1975 - 1980

^ Comments : Summit Philippines Airways was formed by the Danish airline Sterling as Sterling Philippines Airways. Renamed in 1980

^ Genealogy : Sterling Philippines Airways >Summit Philippines Airways

Subic International Air Charter   

Unsure

2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Subic Seaplane   

Active

2011* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Summit Philippines Airways   

Unsure

1980 - 1980*

^ Comments : Summit Philippines Airways was formed by the Danish airline Sterling as Sterling Philippines Airways. Renamed in 1980

^ Genealogy : Sterling Philippines Airways >Summit Philippines Airways

Swiftair   

Inactive

1972 - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Swiftair

Tair Airways   

Not started

(2010*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Tigerair Philippines   

Renamed

2013 - 2015

^ Comments : Cebgo was established as SEAir Inc, in 1995 & started operations on 15Aug1995. Tigerair Philippines was officially launched on 16Dec2010 but dues to legal wrangles, SEAir Inc was eventually renamed Tigerair Philippines on 07Jun2013. Renamed again in May2015

^ Genealogy : SEAir >Tigerair Philippines >Cebgo

Trans Air Service   

Unsure

1982* - 1982*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trans Asiatic Airlines  updated

Renamed

1946* - 1950

^ Comments : Trans Asiatic Airlines was formed in 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]

^ Genealogy : Trans Asiatic Airlines >>PAL

Transasian Airlines   

Not started

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transglobal Airways   

Active

2006 - date

^ Comments : Transglobal Airways offers international and regional cargo services from Clark Field

^ Genealogy :  

Vendex Airways   

Unsure

1988* - 1988*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Victoria Air   

Unsure

1989* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Village Airways   

Unsure

1970* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Zamboanga Air Services   

Unsure

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Zest Air  updated

Renamed

2008 - 2013

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Asian Spirit >Zest Air >AirAsia Zest + AirAsia Philippines =>Philippines AirAsia

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