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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
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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]
April 27, 2017 Pan Pacific Airlines will commence flying from Kalibo to Incheon starting on 27Apr2017 [status change]

Airline

Operating Dates
[Active]  2Go

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

[Renamed]  A Soriana Aviation

1987* - 2006*

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

^ Genealogy : A Soriana Aviation >Island Aviation

[Status?]  AAI Island Hopper

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Aboitiz Air Transport (Aboitiz Air Cargo)

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

[Active]  Aero Equipment Aviation

2012 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Aero Filipnas (Aero-Filipinas)

1982 - 1985

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Aero Lift

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Aero Services (Air V.J.Sanchez)

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Aerolift Airlines

1982 - 1996

^ Comments : Aerolift Airlines was formed in 1982

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  AeroMajestic Airlines

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

[Renamed]  AeroMajestic Charter Services

2010 - 2011

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : AeroMajestic Charter Services >Aero Majestic Airways

[Status?]  Aero-Transport System

1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Air ADS

1996* - 1997*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Air Juan

2012 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Air Link International Airways

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 :  

[Renamed]  Air Manila

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

[Renamed]  Air Manila International

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

[Inactive]  Air Mindanao

1996* - 1996*

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Air Pacific Crake

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Air Philippines

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

[Active]  Air Republiq Airlines

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 :  

[Status?]  Air Southeast

1993* - 1994*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Air Span

1984* - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  AirAsia Philippines

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

[Renamed]  AirAsia Zest

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

[Active]  Airgurus

2012* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Airphil Express

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

[Active]  AirSWIFT

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

[Active]  Alphaland Aviation

2013* - date

^ Comments : Jetstream J31 & Cessna Caravan operator

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Asean Air Freight

1992* - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Asia Overnight Express

(2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Asian Aerospace

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Asian Spirit

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

[Began?]  AsiaWide

(2009)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Astro Air International

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

[Inactive]  Astro Air Transport (Astro Air Philippines)

1976 - 1984

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Astro Air Transport

[Renamed]  Astroair Services

1973* - 1976

^ Comments : Astroair Services was founded in 1973

^ Genealogy : >Astro Air Transport

[Inactive]  Aviatour Air

2011* - 2012

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Bicol Air Express

2012 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  C.M Aero Services

1985* - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  CALI (Commercial Air Lines)

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

[Renamed]  Camposagrado Air Taxi

1960* - 1962*

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

^ Genealogy : Camposagrado Air Taxi >Cyclone Airways

[Inactive]  CATI

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Cebgo

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

[Renamed]  Cebu Air

1996 - 1996

^ Comments : Cebu Pacific Air launched operations as Cebu Air on 08Mar1996 and renamed during the same year

^ Genealogy : Cebu Air >Cebu Pacific Air

[Active]  Cebu Pacific Air

1996 - date

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

^ Genealogy : Cebu Air >Cebu Pacific Air

[Inactive]  Centennial Air

1999 - 2002*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Chemtrad Aviation

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  CLA Air Transport

(2003*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Comair (Commercial Air Transport)

1978* - 1993*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Commuter Air Philippines (Commutair)

1989* - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Unconfirmed]  Continental Airways

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Corporate Air

1995* - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Crown Cargo Express*

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Cruz Airways (Cruzeiro)

1962* - 1964

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Cyclone Airways

2009* - date

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

^ Genealogy : Camposagrado Air Taxi >Cyclone Airways

[Status?]  Delta Air Corporation

1969* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Eagle Trans Air

(2010)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Enzo Air

1989 - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Evercrest

(2003)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Fairways

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

[Renamed]  Far Eastern Aviation Services

**** - ****

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

^ Genealogy : Far Eastern Aviation Services >OASIS

[Inactive]  FAST (Fleming Airways System Transport)

1958 - 1965

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport)

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

[Inactive]  Fil-Asian Airways

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

[Renamed]  Filipinas Orient Airways (Fairways)

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

[Renamed]  First United Air

1972* - 1973

^ Comments : Mabuhay Airways was formed as First United Air

^ Genealogy : First United Air >Mabuhay Airways

[Inactive]  FJM Aviation

1991 - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Go Air

(2014)

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Grand Air International

1995 - 1999

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  IAI (Island Aviation Inc.)

2006* - date

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

^ Genealogy : A Soriana Aviation >Island Aviation

[Renamed]  INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.)

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

[Active]  INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.)

1993* - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Insular Airways

1945* - 1948*

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Intercontinental Pacific Airways

(2002*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Interisland Air Serices

1986 - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Interisland Airlines

[Active]  Interisland Airlines

2004 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Interisland Airlines

[Began?]  International Pacific Airways

(2001)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Island Aviation

1985* - date

^ Comments : Island Aviation operations started on 30Jun1985

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  ITI (Island Transvoyager)

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

[Inactive]  Laoag International

1995 - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  LBC Airways of Manila

1996* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Lionair

2011* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Mabuhay Airways

1973 - 2000

^ Comments : Mabuhay Airways was formed as First United Air

^ Genealogy : First United Air >Mabuhay Airways

[Active]  Magnum Air (Skyjet Air)

2012 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Majestic Air Cargo

2012* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  MATS (Manila Aero Transport System)

1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Met Air

(2016)

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Metro Manila Airways

1983* - 1983*

^ Comments : Metro Manila Airways was renamed to MetroAir

^ Genealogy : Metro Manila Airways >MetroAir

[Status?]  MetroAir

1980s

^ Comments : Metro Manila Airways was renamed to MetroAir

^ Genealogy : Metro Manila Airways >MetroAir

[Renamed]  Mid-SEA Express

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

[Inactive]  Mindanao Express

1996 - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Mosphil Aero

2006 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  North South Airlines

2013* - 2013*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  OASIS (Orient Air Systems & Integrated Service)

1978* - 1979*

^ Comments : OASIS was formed as FAR EAST AVIATION SERVICE

^ Genealogy : Far Eastern Aviation Services >OASIS

[Inactive]  Pacific Pearl Airways

2008 - 2015

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  PacificAir (Pacific Airways)

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 :  

[Began?]  Pacificjet

(2009*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  PAL (Philippine Air Lines)

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

[Active]  PAL (Philippine Airlines)

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

[Renamed]  PAL Express

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

[Active]  PAL Express

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

[Active]  Pan Pacific Airlines

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

[Status?]  Paradise Air

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.)

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

[Inactive]  PATI (Philippine Aerotransport)

1974 - 1980

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  PEAC (Pacific East Asia Cargo Airlines)

1991 - 2010

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  PhilAir

(2000)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  PhilAir (Philippine Aviation Corp.)

1966* - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Philippine Air Express

1947 - 1947

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Philippine Air Service

1920* - 1921*

^ Comments : Philippine Air Service was established on 07Jul1920

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Philippine Air Transport Service

1950* - 1950*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Philippine Astra Air (Astro Air Philippines)

1998* - 1998

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Philippine Interisland Express

**** - ****

^ Comments : No details available as yet

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Philippine International Airways

(2000)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Philippines AirAsia

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

[Inactive]  Posadas Trans Air Services

1984^ - 1985

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Royal Star Aviation

2002 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  SEAir (South East Asian)

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

[Active]  SEAir International

2012 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Silangan Airways

(1990s)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Sky Pasada

2010 - 2015*

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Unconfirmed]  Sky Tours

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Skyjet Air

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 :  

[Status?]  Soriano Air Cargo

1991* - 1992*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  South Phoenix Airlines

2010 - 2011*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : South Phoenix Airways >South Phoenix Airlines

[Renamed]  South Phoenix Airways

2002 - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : South Phoenix Airways >South Phoenix Airlines

[Renamed]  Southern Airlines of Philippines

1963* - 1972

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Swiftair

[Active]  Spirit of Manila Airlines

2009 - date

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Star Asia

1996* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Sterling Philippines Airways

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

[Status?]  Subic International Air Charter

2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Subic Seaplane

2011* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Summit Philippines Airways

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

[Inactive]  Swiftair

1972 - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Swiftair

[Began?]  Tair Airways

(2010*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Tigerair Philippines

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

[Status?]  Trans Air Service

1982* - 1982*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Trans Asiatic Airlines

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

[Began?]  Transasian Airlines

(****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Transglobal Airways

2006 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Vendex Airways

1988* - 1988*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Victoria Air

1989* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Village Airways

1970* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Status?]  Zamboanga Air Services

**** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Zest Air

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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