Airphil Express

Airphil Express, now rebranded under the name of PAL Express, is a low-cost airline from the Philippines and a subsidiary of Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier of the Philippines. The airline was first established as Air Philippines in 1995 but only recently adopted its rebranded name of PAL Express in 2013. With its main operating base located at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Airphil Express also has additional operating hubs across the country. The airline currently flies to over 30 destinations primarily within the Philippines with a fleet of 24 aircraft.

*This information is correct as of April 2017

Why Fly with Airphil Express

How to Check in

Passengers are able to check-in to Airphil Express flights over the web, or you may prefer to do things the conventional way by checking in at an Airphil Express counter at the airport. Those wishing to check-in online can do so from 24 hours up to 1 hour before flights, although be sure to check with the airline whether online check-ins are supported on your route. Alternatively, checking in at the airport is just as straightforward at an Airphil Express check-in counter. While all counters close 45 minutes before scheduled departure times, the airline advises travelers to arrive at a counter at least 3 hours before international flights and 2 hours before domestic flights.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Airphil Express flights allow travelers to bring baggage to check-in, although how much you are allowed will depend on your destination and fare. Be sure to check directly with the airline for accurate information about your flight. Be advised that excess baggage fees will apply if you exceed your allowances - check with the airline for more information on rates. In addition to checked baggage, travelers are also allowed to bring hand baggage on board as part of the fare.


Before catching flights passengers are afforded the option to pre-reserve a specific seat in advance if you have any preferences such as sitting by the window. Reserving a seat does come at an additional price which will vary depending on your destination. On board flights travelers can look forward to a range of services such as complimentary snacks and beverages to stay refreshed during your journey.

Booking Fees

There are no hidden charges or fees applicable when booking flights with Airphil Express.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.