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The Philippines, with its thousands of islands, is a stunning archipelago best explored by air. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or planning your first island-hopping adventure, choosing the right airline is crucial. To help you navigate the skies, here’s a comprehensive guide to Philippine air carriers.

The data pertaining to both scheduled and non-scheduled airlines has been sourced from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). This information is current and has been updated as recently as February 2023.

According to the available data, there are 13 companies that have been granted permission to operate scheduled flights. In contrast, a significantly higher number of companies, 49 to be precise, are authorized to conduct chartered flights.

Scheduled

COMPANYIATAICAOSERVICE
Air Juan Aviation, Inc.AODomestic
Air Philippines Corporation (“PAL Express”)GAP2PDomestic & International
AirSWIFT Transport Inc.ATXT6Domestic
Astro Air International Inc. (“Pan Pacific Airlines”)AAV8YDomestic & International
Cebu Air, Inc.CEB5JDomestic & International
Cebgo, Inc.SRQDGDomestic & International
Island Aviation, Inc.SOYDomestic
Magnum Air (SkyJet, Inc.) (“SkyJet Airlines”)MSJM8Domestic
Philippine AirlinesPALPRDomestic & International
Philippines AirAsia, Inc.APGZ2Domestic & International
Royal Air Charter Service, Inc. (“Royal Air Philippines”)RYLRWDomestic & International
SEAIR-I, Inc.SGDXODomestic
Sunlight Express Airways CorporationRLB2RDomestic

Non-scheduled1

COMPANYIATAICAOSERVICE
Air Juan Aviation, Inc.AODomestic
Air Philippines Corporation (“PAL Express”)GAP2PInternational
AirSWIFT Transport, Inc.ATXT6Domestic
Airtrav CorporationDomestic
Alphaland Aviation, Inc.BICDomestic
Apollo Air, Inc.Domestic
Asia Aircraft Overseas Phils., Inc.Domestic
Asian Aerospace CorporationDomestic & International
Asian Air Safari International, Inc.Domestic
Astro Air International Inc. (“Pan Pacific Airlines”)AAV8YDomestic
Ayala CorporationDomestic
Batanes Island Air Services, Inc.Domestic
C.M. Aero Services CorporationDomestic
Cargohaus, Inc.Domestic
Cebgo, Inc.SRQDGDomestic & International
Cebutop, Inc.Domestic
Cyclone Airways, Inc.Domestic
Davao Aerowurkz Corp.Domestic
Davao Agritech, Inc.Domestic
Far East Aviation ServicesDomestic
Fliteline Airways Phils., Inc.Domestic
GCA Skyline Aviation, Inc.Domestic
Horizon Sun Charters CorporationDomestic
INAEC Aviation CorporationDomestic & International
Island Aviation, Inc.SOYDomestic
Kudos Air Shuttle & Services Corp.Domestic
Leading Edge Air Services CorporationDomestic & International
Lionair, Inc.Domestic & International
Lite Air ExpressDomestic
Magnum Air (SkyJet, Inc.) (“SkyJet Airlines”)MSJM8Domestic & International
MET Express Air CorporationDomestic
Northsky Air, Inc.Domestic
Omni Aviation CorporationDomestic
Ormoc Air CorporationDomestic
Pacific Global One Aviation Company, Inc.Domestic & International
PhilJets Aero Charter Corp.Domestic
Pilipinas Asian Pearl Airways, Inc.Domestic & International
Platinum Skies Aviation, Inc.Domestic & International
PSI Air 2007, Inc.PHPCMDomestic & International
Rhoyhle Air Way Charter Inc.Domestic
Royal Air Charter Service, Inc. (“Royal Air Philippines”)RYLRWDomestic & International
Royal Star Aviation, Inc.Domestic & International
SEAIR-I, Inc.SGDXOInternational
Sky Aviation 88 IncorporatedDomestic
Southern Air Flight Services Inc.Domestic
Subic Air, Inc.Domestic
Sunlight Express Airways CorporationRLB2RDomestic
WCC Aviation, Inc.Domestic
World Aviation International Services CorporationDomestic
  1. The list encompasses companies that have been granted permits for domestic or international flight operations, even if they are not actively conducting such. Each company included has the authorization to perform these actions, as the list is derived from the Civil Aeronautics Board. ↩︎

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