|Founded||1986 (as Interisland Air Services)|
|Hubs||Ninoy Aquino International Airport|
|Fleet size||6|
|Parent company||Interisland Resorts & Services, Inc.|
Ninoy Aquino International Airport|
Pasay City, Philippines
Interisland Airlines is an air charter company headquartered in Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Manila, the Philippines. It is a subsidiary of Interisland Resorts & Services, Inc. and provides domestic and international charter services carrying passengers and cargo. Its main base is Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila.
The airline began operating as an air taxi company, Interisland Air Services, in 1986. In 2004, it acquired two 36-seater Yakovlev Yak-40 aircraft and in December 2004 started operations as Interisland Airlines. It is owned by Consuelo Helgen (President), Gloria Belen, Luc Helgen (Chairman), Lydia Dizon (Chief Financial Officer) and Marcelo Pervera.
On March 30, 2010, the airline was added to the European list of banned air carriers. A month later on April 23, its air operator's certificate was revoked following a fatal accident involving an Antonov An-12 that had occurred two days earlier.
The An-12 has been banned from operating in Singapore airspace. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore cited concerns with the type’s airworthiness.
Interisland Airlines operates charter services only.
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Accidents and incidents
- On 19 July 2005, a Yakovlev Yak-40 was damaged beyond repair when it touched down short of the runway at Godofredo P. Ramos Airport after a flight from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. There were no injuries.
- On 2 November 2006, another Yakovlev Yak-40 was damaged beyond repair when its left main gear tire burst while landing at Godofredo P. Ramos Airport and it swerved off the runway. There were no injuries.
- On 21 April 2010, an Antonov An-12BP cargo aircraft, leased from Almaty Aviation and flying from Mactan–Cebu International Airport to Clark International Airport, crashed near Mexico, Pampanga, killing three of the six persons on board. Prior to crashing, flight control had received an emergency call regarding an on-board fire. Upon impact, the aircraft broke in two and burst into flames.
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