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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

Country aircraft registration code = RP

13 Nov 2017

Pilipinas Asian Pearl Airways is a planned carrier carrier based out of Manila Ninoy Aquino International (MNL) [added]

12 Sep 2017

Sky Pasada is still operating [status change]

06 Jun 2017

Platinum Skies commenced flights between Zamboanga and Jolo in the province of Sulu on 01May2017 [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

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)
A Soriana Aviation   
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
AAI Island Hopper   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aboitiz Air Transport (Aboitiz Air Cargo)   
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
Aero Equipment Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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
Aerolift Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : LFT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerolift Airlines was formed in 1982
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
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
Aero-Transport System   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Dates :

1996* - 1997*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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)
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
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 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]
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 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]
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.
Air Pacific Crake   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : CRK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Philippines  last update: 2017
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 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
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
Air Southeast   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Dates :

1984* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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
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
Airgurus   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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 : 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
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)
Alphaland Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

1992* - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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
Asian Aerospace   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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
AsiaWide   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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
Astro Air Transport (Astro Air Philippines)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976 - 1984
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Astro Air Transport
Comments : No further information 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
Aviatour Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1985* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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]
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
CATI   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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
Cebu Air  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Cebu Air >Cebu Pacific Air
Comments : Cebu Pacific Air was founded in 1996 & launched operations as Cebu Air on 08Mar1996 and renamed during the same year
Cebu Pacific Air  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : 5J : CEB
Genealogy : Cebu Air >Cebu Pacific Air
Comments : Cebu Pacific Air 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)
Centennial Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

(2003*)
Airline Code : C9 : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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
Commuter Air Philippines (Commutair)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1995* - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Crown Cargo Express*   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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
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
Delta Air Corporation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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]
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]
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
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]
Fil-Asian Airways   
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
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 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]
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
FJM Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1994
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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
Grand Air International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1999
Airline Code : 8L : GDI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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
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 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]
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
Insular Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1985* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Island Aviation operations started on 30Jun1985
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
Laoag International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1996* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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
Mabuhay Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1973 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : First United Air >Mabuhay Airways
Comments : Mabuhay Airways was formed as First United Air
Magnum Air (Skyjet Air)   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Majestic Air Cargo   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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
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
Metro Manila Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1983* - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Metro Manila Airways >MetroAir
Comments : Metro Manila Airways was renamed to MetroAir
MetroAir   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Metro Manila Airways >MetroAir
Comments : Metro Manila Airways was renamed to MetroAir
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
Mindanao Express   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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
North South Airlines   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2013* - 2013*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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
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
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 approved by Congress of the Philippines on 23Feb1995 (Scheduled passenger flights and air-taxi work. Based at Manila Ninoy Aquino International.)
Pacificjet   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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 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]
PAL (Philippine Airlines)  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1970 - date
Airline Code : PR : PAL
Genealogy : PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.) >PAL
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]
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 : 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
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 : 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
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
Paradise Air   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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 : 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]
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
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
PhilAir   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2000)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
PhilAir (Philippine Aviation Corp.)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1966* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Philippine Air Express   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947 - 1947
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Philippine Air Express' only C-47 (DC3) crashed on 22Nov1947 killing the owner, Jose Tinsey and the airline ceased
Philippine Air Service   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1920* - 1921*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Philippine Air Service was established on 07Jul1920
Philippine Air Transport Service   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1950* - 1950*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Philippine Astra Air (Astro Air Philippines)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Philippine Interisland Express   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No details available as yet
Philippine International Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2000)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Philippines AirAsia  added: 2017 + last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
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
Pilipinas Asian Pearl Airways  added: 13Nov2017
Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pilipinas Asian Pearl Airways is a planned carrier carrier based out of Manila Ninoy Aquino International (MNL)
Platinum Skies  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : charter operator Platinum Skies (Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) commenced flights between Zamboanga and Jolo in the province of Sulu on.01May2017
Posadas Trans Air Services  last update: 14Nov2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 1985
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Posadas Trans Air Services was founded in 1984
Royal Star Aviation  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2002 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Domestic charter services out of Manila Nino Aquino International
SEAir (South East Asian)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1995 - 2013
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 dues to legal wrangles, SEAir Inc was eventually renamed Tigerair Philippines on 07Jun2013. Renamed again in May2015 (Scheduled and charter flights around the Philippines from the old USAF Clark A.F.B.)
SEAir International  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : XO : SGD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SEAir International was created by founders of SEAIR on 21Nov2012. Launched services between Manila and Basco on 07Dec2012. After SEAIR's rebranding to Tigerair Philippines and the acquisition of Tigerair Philippines by Cebu Pacific, SEAIR International was formed to cater to airports that cannot be reached by jet aircraft flying to former destinations such as Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Aklan and Puerto Princesa Airport in Palawan as well as chartered flights to Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea
Silangan Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1990s)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Sky Pasada  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : SP : WCC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sky Pasada was founded on 19Feb2010. On 01Jul2010, the airline suspended operations on order from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines to repair its fleet of two Let L-410 Turbolet aircraft to conform to international standards; but resumed operations on 29May2011
Sky Tours   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Skyjet Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : 5M : MSJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Soriano Air Cargo   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1991* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
South Phoenix Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2011*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : South Phoenix Airways >South Phoenix Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
South Phoenix Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : South Phoenix Airways >South Phoenix Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Southern Airlines of Philippines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1963* - 1972
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : >Swiftair
Comments : No further information at this time
Spirit of Manila Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : SM : MNP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Star Asia   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Sterling Philippines Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1975 - 1980
Airline Code : SX : ---
Genealogy : Sterling Philippines Airways >Summit Philippines Airways
Comments : Summit Philippines Airways was formed by the Danish airline Sterling as Sterling Philippines Airways. Renamed in 1980
Subic International Air Charter   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Subic Seaplane  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Subic Seaplane is a non-schedule charter airline based in Subic Bay. It provides business, surveying, sightseeing, and emergency services.
Summit Philippines Airways   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1980 - 1980*
Airline Code : XT : ---
Genealogy : Sterling Philippines Airways >Summit Philippines Airways
Comments : Summit Philippines Airways was formed by the Danish airline Sterling as Sterling Philippines Airways. Renamed in 1980
Swiftair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Swiftair
Comments : No further information at this time
Tair Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010*)
Airline Code : T2 : TFB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Tigerair Philippines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2013 - 2015
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 dues to legal wrangles, SEAir Inc was eventually renamed Tigerair Philippines on 07Jun2013. Renamed again in May2015
Trans Air Service   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1982* - 1982*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Trans Asiatic Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946* - 1950
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Trans Asiatic Airlines >>PAL
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]
Transasian Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Transglobal Airways   
Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : T7 : TCU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Transglobal Airways offers international and regional cargo services from Clark Field
Vendex Airways   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1988* - 1988*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Victoria Air   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1989* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Village Airways   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1970* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Zamboanga Air Services   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : --
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Zest Air  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2008 - 2013
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
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