LIST: Commercial Airlines in the Philippines
Air travel is something every person has to go through at least once, especially in an archipelago like the Philippines. Most people can get around by car, bus, boat, or RORO (short for roll-on, roll-off) for short trips. However, air travel is still your best bet if you want to go to different islands outside Luzon.
For those who want to get around by plane, here’s a list of commercial airlines in the Philippines:
AirAsia Philippines is a low-cost commercial airline affiliated with the Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia. Currently, it operates to ten destinations in the country, namely Cagayan De Oro, Caticlan, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Iloilo, Kalibo, Manila, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, and Tagbilaran. Don’t forget to sign up as a BIG member for free to avail of their discounts!
Cebu Pacific continues to lead the local airline industry as it provides one of, if not the most, affordable airfares available. It’s well known for having a net price of one peso, also known as “piso fares”. Cebu Pacific currently flies to 37 destinations in the country, namely Manila, Bacolod, Batanes, Bohol, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Calbayog, Camiguin, Caticlan, Cauayan, Cebu, Clark, Coron, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Marinduque, Masbate, Naga, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, San Jose, Siargao, Surigao, Tablas, Tacloban, Tawi-Tawi, Tuguegarao, Virac, and Zamboanga.
Contact number: 02-702-0888 / 02-230-8888 (7 am to 10 pm Monday to Sunday)
The country’s flagship carrier, Philippine Airlines takes pride in being the first and oldest commercial airline in the whole Asia. It flies to 35 destinations within the Philippines, namely Bacolod, Basco, Busuanga, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Calbayog, Camiguin, Catarman, Caticlan, Cauayan, Cebu, Clark, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Laoag, Legazpi, Manila, Naga, Ozamiz, Puero Princesa, Roxas, San Jose (Antique), San Jose (Mindoro), San Vicente, Siargao, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Tuguegarao, Virac, and Zamboanga.
SkyJet Airlines is the country’s first boutique leisure airline. Launched in 2012 as a charter airline for Manila visitors to Batanes, it has since expanded its destinations to include Coron, Boracay, and Siargao.
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Most of these airlines offer charter flights and are also the preferred airlines for Filipinos travelling between the islands. We hope this guide could help you ease your travel within the country!
Also read: List of Airports in the Philippines
Updated as of March 28, 2019