1973 (merged into Philippine Airlines)headquarters=Manila, Philippines
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In the 1970s Air Manila obtained five second-hand Boeing 707s, with the goal of starting an international air service under the name of "Air Manila International". This move was opposed by Philippine Airlines (PAL), the national flag-carrier. Under government pressure, Air Manila and Filipinas Orient Airways were merged into PAL in 1973.
The airline company was a promising venture, with major investors Francisco G. (Paco) Reyes and Ricardo (Carding) Silverio working together with veterans of the Philippine Air Force.
The General Manager was Major-General Pedro Q. Molina, a retired former Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force and Vice Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
The Vice President for Maintenance / Airline Operations was Colonel Aderito de Leon.
The Public Relations Officer was Connie Angeles,host of "Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko".
Accidents and incidents
- Aviation Safety Network RP-C1061 accident synopsis retrieved 2010-05-28.
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