A Boeing 777 of Philippine Airlines
A Boeing 777 of Philippine Airlines

Air transportation in the Philippines goes back to the early days of aviation prior to World War II, during the American colonial period of the Philippines. Currently, the Philippines has several registered airline companies, but they are mostly chartered. There are two main domestic airline groups doing business as Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific, with AirAsia Philippines competing on some international routes. The domestic market is dominated by the Cebu Pacific group which has a 61% market share, followed by the Philippine Airlines group which has 29%, followed by AirAsia, having a 9% share.

This list of airlines enumerates local airlines in the Philippines which have a current air operator's certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Note: Destinations in bold indicate primary hubs, those in italic indicate secondary hubs, while those with regular font indicate focus cities.

Scheduled airlines

Mainline

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
Cebgo
Cebgo (Cebu Pacific) ATR 72-600.jpg
DG SRQ BLUE JAY Cebu
Manila
1995 Founded as South East Asian Airlines. Operates as Cebu Pacific.
Cebu Pacific
Cebu Pacific A330-900NEO.jpg
5J CEB CEBU Manila
Cagayan de Oro
Cebu
Clark
Davao
Iloilo
Kalibo
Zamboanga
1988 Founded as Cebu Air and commenced operations in 1996 as Cebu Pacific.
PAL Express
PAL Q400 CRK - RP-C3030 - SEPHINOOO.jpg
2P GAP AIRPHIL Manila
Cebu
Clark
Davao
Zamboanga
1995 Founded as Air Philippines and commenced operations in 1996. Operates as Philippine Airlines.
Pan Pacific Airlines
Pan-Pacific-A320-DVO.jpg
8Y AAV ASTRO-PHIL Cebu
Clark
Kalibo
1973 Founded as Astro Air Philippines and commenced operations in 2017 as Pan Pacific Airlines.
Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines Boeing 777-300ER RP-C7776 LHR 2014-03-29.png
PR PAL PHILIPPINE Manila
Cebu
Clark
Davao
Kalibo
1930 Founded as Philippine Aerial Taxi Company and commenced operations in 1941 as Philippine Air Lines, then 1970 as Philippine Airlines.
Philippines AirAsia
Philippines AirAsia C8966.jpg
Z2 APG COOL RED Manila
Cebu
Clark
Davao
Kalibo
Puerto Princesa
2010 Founded as Asian Spirit in 1995. Then it became known as Zest Air in 2008, and then Air Asia Zest in 2013.
Sunlight Air
Sunlight Express Airways ATR 72-500.jpg
ST SEA BLUE HUMAN Clark 2020


Regional

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
Air Juan AO AIR JUAN Puerto Princesa 2012
AirSWIFT
ATR 42 of AirSWIFT departing from Palawan.jpg
T6 ATX AIRSWIFT Manila
El Nido
2002 Founded as Island Transvoyager.
Alphaland Aviation BIC BALESIN Clark
Manila
2015
Royal Air Philippines
Royal Air Philippines A320 200.jpg
RW RYL DOUBLE GOLD Clark 2002 A former chartered airline, Royal Air started regular scheduled services under new management since July 2017 using three AVRO146-RJ100 jets.
SkyJet Airlines
RP-C5525 BAe.146 Skyjet (7836999276).jpg
M8 MSJ MAGNUM AIR Manila 2005 Commenced operations in 2012.
Sky Pasada
RP-C3779 Let L.410UVP-E Sky Pasada (7836989454).jpg
SP WCC SKY PASADA Manila 2010

Charter airlines

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
Air Link International Airways Manila 1983
Asian Aerospace Corporation Manila 1996
Cyclone Airways Cauayan 1996
INAEC Manila 1993
Island Aviation Inc. SOY SORIANO Manila 2003
Lionair Manila 2011
Northsky Air Tuguegarao 2010
Pacificair GX PFR Manila 1947
Pacific Global One Aviation Company, Inc. Manila 2011
Platinum Skies Aviation Manila 2017
PhilJets Aero Services Inc. Manila 2012
SEAir International
RP-C4319 Airbus A319 Seair (7880145198).jpg
XO SGD AIR BLUE Clark
Manila
2012 Founded as a spin out from South East Asian Airlines. Now called SEAir International and operates as Charter and Cargo Airline.
Subic Seaplane Subic

Cargo airlines

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
PSI Air 2007 PHP SKYPOWER Clark International Airport 2016
2GO PR BOI ABAIR Ninoy Aquino International Airport 1988

See also