List of airlines of the Philippines

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The following is a list of airlines of the Philippines.


Prior to the second liberalization of the Philippine airline industry in 1995, state-owned Philippine Airlines enjoyed virtual monopoly with the country's adopted policy of "one country, one airline" imposed during President Ferdinand Marcos' administration. The government's subsidy in the form of mail freight payments supported the company's massive expansion program in the 1960s. During the 1970s, the government ordered the absorption by Philippine Air Lines, Inc. of two other privately owned airlines; Air Manila and Filipinas Orient Airways - to form Philippine Airlines as the single flag carrier of the Republic of the Philippines.

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

Commercial airlines[edit]

Airline ICAO IATA Callsign Commenced
AirAsia Zest EZD Z2 ZEST AIRWAYS 1995 Pasay City
Cebu Pacific CEB 5J CEBU AIR 1996 Pasay City
PAL Express PAL 2P PHILIPPINE 1996 Pasay City
Philippine Airlines PAL PR PHILIPPINE 1941 Pasay City
Philippines AirAsia APG PQ COOL RED 2010 Angeles City
Sky Pasada
2010 Pasay City
2012 Pasay City
Tigerair Philippines SRQ DG SEAIR 1995 Angeles City
Pasay City
Fil-Asian Airways R1 RDV
2013 Cebu City

Charter airlines[edit]

Airline ICAO IATA Callsign Commenced
Aero Majestic Airways
Air Juan
Air Link International Airways
Air Republiq Airlines 2011
Aviatour Air
Cyclone Airways 1960
Paradise Air DJ
INAEC / Iloilo-Negros Air Express 1933
Interisland Airlines ISN TRI-BIRD
Island Aviation SOY SORIANO
Mosphil Aero MPI MOSPHIL 2006
Northsky Air
Pacific Pearl Airways PPM PACIFIC PEARL 2006
SkyJet 5M 2012
South Phoenix Airlines 2010
Subic Seaplane
Air Pacific

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airline ICAO IATA Callsign Commenced
Pacific Ocean Air (Air) BOI ABAIR
Asia Overnight Express AOT OE ASIA OVERNIGHT
Pacific East Asia Cargo Airlines PEC Q8 PAC-EAST CARGO
TransGlobal Airways TCU TRANSGLOBAL 2005

Market share[edit]

Although, the Philippines lists many registered airline companies mostly chartered, the competition has reduced from four competing airline groups to three. In 2014,[1] Cebu Pacific which acquired the Philippine unit of Tigerair, continues to surge with 61% of the market share, up from 57%. The Philippine Airlines-PAL Express group continues to plummet from decades of dominance which only got 29.2%, down from its previous share of 35% in the domestic market. The PAL group however is still unbeaten by Cebu Pacific group on the international market. The AirAsia Zest-AirAsia alliance gets managed to increased its market share slightly to 9.6% from 8%.

In 2013, SkyJet Airlines, a new airline company launched its domestic commercial flights to leisure island destinations such as Batanes, Palawan, Baler, Balesin and Boracay. For island destinations, SkyJet is competing with another small airline Island Transvoyager.

In individual performance for passenger traffic, Cebu Pacific still tops overall with combined domestic and international passenger traffic in 2014.

  1. Cebu Pacific (54.66%)
  2. PAL Express (25.31%)
  3. Zest Airways (AirAsia) (8.29%)
  4. Tigerair Philippines (6.41%)
  5. Philippine Airlines (3.91%)
  6. AirAsia,Inc. (1.4%)
  7. SkyJet (less than 1%)
  8. Island Transvoyager (less than 1%)

Other locally registered airlines operate either domestic charter services or cargo services only.

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