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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
17Apr15addedPhilippine Air Express: started in 1947
17Apr15addedPhilippine Interisland Express: no details available as yet
17Apr15addedPhilippine Air Services: short lived airline established on July 7 1920
AirlineOperating DatesStatusTreeComments
 2Go

2004 - date

Active

Aboitiz Air Transport >2Go

formed in 1988 as Aboitiz Air Transport

 A Soriana Aviation

1987* - 2006*

Renamed

A Soriana Aviation >Island Aviation

formed in 1987

 AAI Island Hopper

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

 

 Aboitiz Air Transport (Aboitiz Air Cargo)

1988 - 2004

Renamed

Aboitiz Air Transport >2Go

28 January 1988 - started operations

 Aero Equipment Aviation

2012 - date

Active

 

 

 Aero Filipnas (Aero-Filipinas)

**** - ****

Inactive

 

 

 Aero Lift

2004* - 2006*

Inactive

 

 

 Aero Services (Air V.J.Sanchez)

**** - ****

Status?

 

 

 Aerolift Airlines

1982 - 1996

Inactive

 

formed in 1982

 AeroMajestic Airlines

2011 - 2012*

Inactive

Aero Majestic Airways

 

 AeroMajestic Charter Services

2010 - 2011

Renamed

>Aero Majestic Airways

 

 Aero-Transport System

1990* - 1990*

Status?

 

 

 Air ADS

1996* - 1997*

Inactive

 

 

 Air Link International Airways

1984 - date

Active

 

 

 Air Manila

1965 - 1972

Renamed

Air Manila >Air Manila International >PAL

formed 14 Feb 1960, 1st flight 2 Jan 1945, renamed Oct 1972

 Air Manila International

1972 - 1973

Renamed

Air Manila >Air Manila International >PAL

Renamed from Air Manila in Oct 1972

 Air Mindanao

1996* - 1996*

Inactive

 

 

 Air Pacific Crake

1989* - 1989*

Inactive

 

 

 Air Philippines

1996 - 2010

Renamed

Air Philippines +>Airphil Express >PAL Express

Ceased ops and all sevices transferred to AirPhil Express

 Air Republiq Airlines

2012 - date

Active

 

 

 Air Southeast

1993* - 1994*

Status?

 

 

 Air Span

1984* - 2004

Inactive

 

 

 AirAsia Philippines

2012 - date

Active

 

 

 AirAsia Zest

2013 - date

Active

AirAsia Zest

 

 Airgurus

2012* - date

Active

 

 

 Airphil Express

2010 - 2013

Renamed

Air Philippines +>Airphil Express >PAL Express

10 April 2008 - is founded by PAL to replace Air Philippines

 Asean Air Freight

1992* - 1995

Inactive

 

 

 Asia Overnight Express

(2004)

Began?

 

 

 Asian Aerospace

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

 

 Asian Spirit

1996 - 2008

Renamed

>AirAsia Zest

 

 AsiaWide

(2009)

Began?

 

 

 Astro Air International

2013 - date

Active

 

 

 Astro Air Transport (Astro Air Philippines)

1976 - 1984

Inactive

Astro Air Transport

 

 Astroair Services

1973^ - 1976

Renamed

>Astro Air Transport

 

 Aviatour Air

2011* - 2012

Inactive

 

 

 Bicol Air Express

2012 - date

Active

 

 

 C.M Aero Services

1985* - 2000

Inactive

 

 

 CALI (Commercial Air Lines)

1947* - 1948

Renamed

Commercial Air Lines >PAL

 

 Camposagrado Air Taxi

1960* - 1962*

Renamed

>Cyclone Airways

 

 CATI

**** - ****

Inactive

 

 

 Cebu Air

1996 - 1996

Renamed

>Cebu Pacific Air

 

 Cebu Pacific Air

1996 - date

Active

Cebu Pacific Air

 

 Centennial Air

1999 - 2002*

Inactive

 

 

 Chemtrad Aviation

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

 

 CLA Air Transport

(2003*)

Began?

 

 

 Comair (Commercial Air Transport)

1978* - 1993*

Status?

 

 

 Commuter Air Philippines (Commutair)

1989* - 2000

Inactive

 

 

 Continental Airways

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

 

 Corporate Air

1995* - 2005

Inactive

 

 

 Crown Cargo Express*

1999* - 1999*

Status?

 

 

 Cruz Airways

(1963*)

Began?

 

 

 Cyclone Airways

2009* - date

Active

Cyclone Airways

 

 Delta Air Corporation

1969* - 1979*

Status?

 

 

 Eagle Trans Air

(2010)

Began?

 

 

 Enzo Air

1989 - 1989*

Status?

 

 

 Evercrest

(2003)

Began?

 

 

 Fairways

1965 - 1965

Renamed

+>PAL

started operations on 06Jan65 / renamed to Filipinas Orient Airways

 Far Eastern Aviation Services

**** - ****

Renamed

>OASIS

 

 FAST (Fleming Airways System Transport)

1958* - 1964*

Status?

 

 

 FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport)

1945 - 1947

Renamed

FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport) >PAL

15 Nov 1945 - restarted after renamed from INAEC

 Fil-Asian Airways

2013 - date

Active

Fil-Asian Airways

 

 Filipinas Orient Airways (Fairways)

1965 - 1972

Renamed

+>PAL

started operations on 6 January 1965 as Fairways / renamed in Nov 1965

 First United Air

1972* - 1973

Renamed

>Mabuhay Airways

 

 FJM Aviation

1991 - 1994

Inactive

 

 

 Go Air

(2014)

Began?

 

 

 Grand Air International

1995 - 1999

Inactive

 

 

 IAI (Island Aviation Inc.)

2006* - date

Active

A Soriana Aviation >Island Aviation

 

 INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.)

1933 - 1941

Renamed

INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) >PAL

18 Dec41 - ceased operations / renamed to Far Eastern Air Transport in 1945

 Intercontinental Pacific Airways

(2002*)

Began?

 

 

 Interisland Air Serices

1986 - 2004

Renamed

>Interisland Airlines

 

 Interisland Airlines

2004 - date

Active

Interisland Airlines

 

 International Pacific Airways

(2001)

Began?

 

 

 Island Transvoyager Inc.

2002^ - date

Active

 

 

 ITI (Island Transvoyager)

2003 - date

Active

 

 

 Laoag International

1995 - 2006*

Inactive

 

 

 LBC Airways of Manila

1996* - 2000*

Inactive

 

 

 Lionair

2011* - date

Active

 

 

 Mabuhay Airways

1973 - 2000

Inactive

Mabuhay Airways

 

 Magnum Air (Skyjet Air)

2012 - date

Active

 

 

 Majestic Air Cargo

2012* - date

Active

 

 

 MATS (Manila Aero Transport System)

1989* - 1989*

Status?

 

 

 Metro Manila Airways

1983* - 1983*

Renamed

>MetroAir

 

 MetroAir

1980s

Status?

MetroAir

 

 Mid-SEA Express

2011 - 2012

Renamed

>Fil-Asian Airways

 

 Mindanao Express

1996 - 2001*

Inactive

 

 

 Mosphil Aero

2006 - date

Active

 

 

 North South Airlines

2013* - 2013*

Status?

 

 

 OASIS (Orient Air Systems & Integrated Service)

1978* - 1979*

Status?

OASIS

 

 Pacific East Asia Cargo Airlines

1991 - 2010

Inactive

 

 

 Pacific Pearl Airways

2008 - date

Active

 

 

 PacificAir

1996* - date

Active

 

 

 Pacificjet

(2009*)

Began?

 

 

 PAL (Philippine Air Lines)

1941 - date

Active

PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.) .PAL

26Feb41 - formed after reformed from PATCO

 PAL Express

2008 - 2010

Inactive

Air Philippines +>Airphil Express >PAL Express

PAL Express rebranded itself as Airphil Express on March 28, 2010

 Paradise Air

1998* - 1998*

Status?

 

 

 PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.)

1931 - 1940

Renamed

PATCO (Philippine Aerial Transport Co.) >PAL

30 Dec 30 - founded / 31 Mar 31 - starts non sched operations

 PATI (Philippine Aerotransport)

1974 - 1980

Inactive

 

24May75 - started operations / 01Feb80 - ceased operations

 PhilAir

(2000)

Began?

 

 

 PhilAir (Philippine Aviation Corp.)

1966* - 1994

Inactive

 

 

 Philippine Air Express

1947 - 1947*

Inactive

 

DC3 crash in 1947

 Philippine Air Service

1920* - 1921*

Inactive

 

7 July 1920 - airline established

 Philippine Astra Air (Astro Air Philippines)

1998* - 1998

Inactive

 

 

 Philippine Interisland Express

**** - ****

Status?

 

no details available as yet

 Philippine International Airways

(2000)

Began?

 

 

 Posadas Trans Air Services

1984^ - 1985

Inactive

 

 

 Royal Star Aviation

2002 - date

Active

 

 

 SEAir (South East Asian)

1995 - 2013

Renamed

>Tigerair Philippines

 

 SEAir International

2012 - date

Active

 

 

 Silangan Airways

(1990s)

Began?

 

 

 Sky Tours

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

 

 Skyjet Air

2012 - date

Active

 

 

 Soriano Air Cargo

1991* - 1992*

Status?

 

 

 South Phoenix Airlines

2010 - 2011*

Status?

South Phoenix Airlines

 

 South Phoenix Airways

2002 - 2010

Renamed

>South Phoenix Airlines

 

 Southern Airlines of Philippines

1963* - 1972

Renamed

>Swiftair

 

 Spirit of Manila Airlines

2009 - date

Active

 

 

 Star Asia

1996* - 1996*

Inactive

 

 

 Sterling Philippines Airways

1975 - 1980

Renamed

>Summit Philippines Airways

 

 Subic International Air Charter

2004* - 2004*

Status?

 

 

 Subic Seaplane

2011* - date

Active

 

 

 Summit Philippines Airways

1980 - 1980*

Status?

Summit Philippines Airways

 

 Swiftair

1972 - 2000

Inactive

Swiftair

 

 Tair Airways

(2010*)

Began?

 

 

 Tigerair Philippines

2013 - date

Active

Tigerair Philippines

 

 Trans Air Service

1982* - 1982*

Status?

 

 

 Trans Asiatic Airlines

1950* - 1950

Renamed

>PAL

 

 Transasian Airlines

(****)

Began?

 

 

 Transglobal Airways

2006 - date

Active

 

 

 Vendex Airways

1988* - 1988*

Status?

 

 

 Victoria Air

1989* - 2006*

Status?

 

 

 Village Airways

1970* - 1979*

Status?

 

 

 Zamboanga Air Services

**** - ****

Status?

 

 

 Zest Air

2008 - 2013

Renamed

>AirAsia Zest

 

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