Air Manila

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Air Manila
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1964
Ceased operations

1973 (merged into Philippine Airlines)

headquarters=Manila, Philippines
Hubs Manila International Airport (Manila)
Fleet size Defunct

Air Manila was a domestic airline in the Philippines. It was based out of Manila and operated propeller aircraft including the Fokker F-27 and Lockheed L-188 Electra.

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[edit]

On 4 June 1976, an Air Manila Lockheed L-188 Electra crashed after taking off from an airport in Guam, killing all 45 on board and one person on the ground.[1]


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