Air Manila

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Air Manila
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations1973 (merged into Philippine Airlines)
HubsManila International Airport (Manila)
SubsidiariesAir Manila International
Fleet sizeDefunct
HeadquartersManila, Philippines
The Air Manila Lockheed L-188 Electra Volpati that crashed in Guam in 1976.

Air Manila was a domestic airline in the Philippines. It was based out of Manila and operated propeller aircraft including the Handley Page Dart Herald,[1] Fokker F27 Friendship 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.[2]


Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 4 June 1976, Air Manila Flight 702, a Lockheed L-188 Electra, crashed after taking off from an airport in Guam, killing all 45 on board and one person on the ground.[3]


  1. ^ C. H. Barnes: Handley Page Aircraft since 1907. Putnam Aeronautical Books, London 1987, p. 624, ISBN 0 85177 803 8.
  2. ^ Donohue, Ken (Apr 2012). "Philippine Airlines: Asia's first, striving to shine". Airways (Sandpoint, Idaho). Sandpoint, Idaho: Airways International, Inc. 19 (2): 26–33. ISSN 1074-4320. OCLC 29700959.
  3. ^ Aviation Safety Network RP-C1061 accident synopsis retrieved 2010-05-28.

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