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 the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos. 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]

A Boeing 777 of Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier of Philippines
Airline Image ICAO IATA Callsign Commenced
AirAsia Philippines Airbus A320-216, AirAsia Philippines JP7528474.jpg EZD Z2 ZEST AIRWAYS 2010 Pasay City
Cebu Pacific Cebu Pacific Air ATR ATR-72-500 (ATR-72-212A) Prasertwit-1.jpg CEB 5J CEBU 1996 Pasay City
PAL Express RP-C3018 Dash DH.8 PAL Express (7165551805).jpg PAL 2P AIRPHIL 1996 Pasay City
Philippine Airlines Philippine Airlines Boeing 777-300ER RP-C7776 LHR 2014-03-29.png PAL PR PHILIPPINE 1941 Pasay City
SkyJet MSJ M8 MAGNUM AIR 2012 Pasay City
Cebgo SRQ DG BLUEJAY 1995 Pasay City
AirSWIFT formerly ITI Air
T6 ITI 2002 Pasay City

Charter airlines[edit]

Airline ICAO IATA Callsign Commenced
Aero Majestic Airways AMA
Air Link International Airways
Air Republiq Airlines Republiq 2011
Aviatour Air
Paradise Air DJ
INAEC / Iloilo-Negros Air Express INAEC 1933
Interisland Airlines ISN I4 TRI-BIRD
Mosphil Aero MPI MOSPHIL 2006
Pacificair GX
Pacific Pearl Airways PPM PACIFIC PEARL 2006
SkyJet 5M 2012
South Phoenix Airlines AIR REPUBLIQ 2010
Subic Seaplane

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airline ICAO IATA Callsign Commenced
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 has managed to increase 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, Busuanga, 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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