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Manila Airways

Route Network

short-haul | medium-haul | long-haul

Aircraft Type owned leased overall leased out on order Ø age
Airbus A220-100 27 171 198 0 0 2.8 yrs
Airbus A220-300 0 107 107 0 0 4.0 yrs
Airbus A350-900 0 42 42 0 0 4.7 yrs
Boeing 737-700ER (winglets) 2 42 44 0 0 5.2 yrs
Boeing 737-8 10 127 137 0 0 3.2 yrs
Boeing 737-8 HGW 0 26 26 0 0 1.2 yrs
Boeing 737-800 SFP 0 59 59 0 0 4.5 yrs
Boeing 737-9 6 72 78 0 0 1.5 yrs
Boeing 737-9 HGW 0 54 54 0 0 2.6 yrs
Boeing 787-10 0 13 13 0 0 1.8 yrs
Boeing 787-8 0 121 121 0 0 4.7 yrs
Boeing 787-9 0 26 26 0 0 5.6 yrs
DHC Dash 8-400 BASIC 41 9 50 0 0 1.9 yrs
overall 86 869 955 0 0 3.4 yrs
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Manila Air Services Inc. (branded as Manila Airways)
IATA: MR || ICAO: MRW || Callsign: LUNETA

Founded: 14 February, 2020
Commenced operations: 17 February, 2020

Hub: Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL)
Corporate headquarters: Manila Airways Beacon Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Frequent flyer program: Rosepetal Rewards

***Fly with heart onboard Manila, your gateway to Asia and the world!***

Manila Airways is the Philippines' official flag carrier, and one of Southeast Asia's largest international airlines. The airline was established on 14 February 2020 in the City of Manila. Currently, the airline operates a fleet of over 900 aircraft ranging from small regional turboprops to long-range, widebody aircraft. The airline is the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 in Asia, and among the biggest operators of the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A220 families globally. The airline serves both short and long-haul flights to and from their hubs in Manila, Cebu, Davao, and Iloilo. It is also currently one of two Southeast Asian airlines to fly to all 6 inhabited continents in the world.


The airline started its operations primarily with domestic flights from Ninoy Aquino International Airport using a fleet of 12 leased CRJ-700 regional jets. It entered a rapid period of expansion a few months into its operation, acquiring larger Embraer E195 aircraft and launching its first international destination, Seoul Incheon.

Manila Airways would eventually phase-out all CRJ aircraft in favor of the Embraer E-jet family. It later introduced the Boeing 737 family of aircraft, starting with the -900ER series for its trunk routes to Cebu and Davao. The airline further increased its commitment to the 737 family by acquiring and utilizing the -800 SFP series for most of its domestic routes from Manila.

On 4 April 2020, Manila Airways recorded transporting its one millionth passenger. Later in the same month, the airline would then introduce the Airbus A350-900 to its fleet as its flagship aircraft. Passenger numbers continued to grow, especially for transit traffic.

Due to increased congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the airline launched a secondary hub at the Mactan International Airport, located near the City of Cebu. The hub initially served only domestic destinations, primarily utilizing Embraer E jets. Operations at the Cebu hub eventually grew and now has services to long haul destinations as well. Today, Cebu serves as Manila Airways' gateway to Europe. Focus cities were later established, primarily connecting Davao, Iloilo, Zamboanga, and Clark through direct services.

From late July to early August of 2020, Manila Airways started the gradual retirement of the oldest aircraft in the fleet, mostly consisting of early model Embraer E-jets. The retired E-jets were immediately replaced by Boeing 737 MAX family aircraft, leading to the largest capacity expansion in the airline's history. The fleet replacement program led to Manila Airways becoming one of the biggest operators of the 737 MAX, with 100 aircraft in the fleet and growing.

Another phase of rapid expansion brought about the introduction of 35 brand new Embraer E195 E2 aircraft, as well as 10 pre owned Embraer E190 E2 aircraft. The new aircraft were leased to replace the aging 195LR fleet from the airline's early days of international operations. The increased capacity and range of the E2 family enabled the airline to serve ultra thin routes from its Manila and Cebu hubs, such as those bound for India and Australian secondary cities.

The airline's history was not without its drawbacks, however. For a period in November of 2020, the airline underwent a period of overexpansion into new destinations. While some destinations ended up as valuable additions to the airline's network, some had led to a significant cut in the airline's operating margins. Following a restructuring and fleet rationalization program, the number of destinations flown to by the airline were reduced from a peak of 226, down to 214. This enabled the airline to quickly recover its margins, and continue operating its unique network.

Towards the end of November 2020, the airline invested heavily in upgrading its Davao focus city to a full hub operation. Over 2,000 departures currently operate from Mindanao's largest city, enabling Manila Airways guests more flexibility to fly to numerous destinations from their preferred hub.

In commemoration of its first year of operations, the airline invested in its largest fleet acquisition program to date, acquiring over 70 widebody aircraft from both Boeing and Airbus, and deploying them on both new and existing routes to continue to serving their guests' needs. Later on in March, the company continued the fleet acquisition program by introducing the all new Airbus A220 family to the fleet, phasing out the Embraer E Jet family from active service. The last E195 flew on the 8th of March 2021, operating a flight from Bacolod to Cebu.

On 3 May 2021, Manila Airways officially elevated the status of their operations in Iloilo from Focus City to Full Hub services. The airport now serves as the airline's primary gateway to the United States mainland with flights to major cities including Chicago, Colorado, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.

The airline officially became Southeast Asia's second airline to fly to all 6 inhabited continents when it started thrice-weekly services from Davao to Cairo, in Egypt, and Sao Paulo, in Brazil, on 7 May 2021.


Manila Airways operates a total of 5 aircraft families, including the Dash 8, A220, 737, 787, and A350 aircraft families. The airline prefers to operate a diverse fleet from different manufacturers, benefiting from operating aircraft based on their most optimal route application rather than savings from fleet commonality.


Why you should partner with Manila Airways:

>>>Gain access to the most connected airline in the Philippines! We have two main hubs; Manila (MNL) and Cebu (CEB).

>>>Our departure and arrival times are optimized to operate seamlessly and facilitate convenient connections throughout the country.

>>>We are continually developing our routes and we are happy to ADAPT OUR SCHEDULE TO FIT YOUR AIRLINE'S NEEDS! Just send us a Private Message!

We look forward to working with you! Together, let's make our world closer, one flight at a time!

3/5/2021: Truly global! Manila Airways celebrates being the newest Southeast Asian airline to fly to all 6 inhabited continents in the world upon the launch of our newest flights to Cairo, Egypt, and to Sao Paulo, Brazil. These new flights depart from Davao starting on 7 May 2021. Book your tickets now and make history!

14/2/2021: One year and 40 million smiles later, Manila Airways celebrates by going back to its roots, its home, where it all started. For our first anniversary, we are reaffirming our commitment to Manila through our biggest fleet acquisition program yet, including over 60 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 10 Airbus A350s, to serve exciting brand new routes from our home base. From all of us at Manila Airways, we thank you for your continued trust in us, and we look forward to welcoming you onboard for years more to come.

14/9/2020: Manila Airways celebrates flying our 15 millionth passenger, who was onboard flight MR 910 from LAX to CEB. This marks another milestone in Manila's history, and inspires each and every one of us to keep serving our role of connecting Asia to the world.

24/8/2020: Dreams take flight onboard Manila Airways' first 787 Dreamliner, named "Ranger Opera House." Our first Dreamliner flights from our Cebu hub to Sydney, Australia will start on 27 August 2020. More destinations will soon be served by 787 flights!

7/8/2020: Manila Airways is proud to welcome aboard our 10 Millionth passenger! Our passenger of honor flew onboard flight 944 from Auckland to Cebu. We are absolutely overwhelmed with emotion with this momentous occasion, and we thank each and every one of you for your support! Here's to the next million smiles we take to the skies, here's to everyone at Manila, serving with the spirit of the Filipino!

2/7/2020: Manila Airways is proud to be among the first airlines to launch flights to the newly opened Beijing Daxing airport. Flights from Manila and Cebu are available for booking, with flights starting on 5 July 2020.

15/6/2020: 7,101 Islands; 5,000,000 smiles and more! Manila Airways celebrates flying with our 5,000,000th passenger, who was onboard flight MR 36 from Dubai to Manila.

20/5/2020: Reach an empire state of mind onboard flight MR 1, Manila Airways' flagship route - MNL - JFK. The flight departed Manila at 1340H, local time, and arrived at New York John F Kennedy Airport at precisely 1632H, EST. Ground crews at Manila and JFK greeted the A350 "Flagship Manila Bay" with water cannon salutes.

26/4/2020: Our 100th reason to smile, we welcome aboard "Flagship Luneta," Manila Airways' 2nd Airbus A350 aircraft and 100th aircraft overall to join the fleet!

25/4/2020: Soar further aboard Manila Airways' new Airbus A350 XWB! The A350 is Airbus' latest all-new longhaul widebody aircraft developed to achieve environmentally sustainable efficiency and unrivaled passenger comfort. See you onboard to our new destinations very soon!

12/4/2020: Manila Airways celebrates flying our 1,000,000th guest! Thank you for choosing Manila Airways in making your journeys amazing!

6/4/2020: We welcome our first Embraer E195-E2 to the Manila Airways fleet! The E2 is part of Embraer's most modern jet family, powered by new generation turbofans, bringing high levels of efficiency and range, enabling Manila Airways to be connected for the first time to farther destinations such as Delhi and Perth

26/3/2020: We welcome aboard our 500,000th Manila Airways guest! We are grateful for the confidence of the flying public in choosing Manila Airways!

24/3/2020: We celebrate the landing of MR 6105, the final flight of our CRJ700, in Manila. The CRJ served as the backbone of the Manila fleet, enabling Manila Airways to soar to the heights where it flies today.

20/3/2020: Today, Manila Airways says thank you, and good bye to the first member of the fleet, RP-C0021, a Bombardier CRJ-700. Quick and reliable, the CRJ series of aircraft have enabled Manila Airways to grow to the new heights that it soars today. Soon, Manila Airways will bid farewell to all of the CRJ aircraft in her fleet, with their role to be fulfilled by newly acquired Embraer E Jets as part of the fleet standardization program.

General Information
Name Manila Airways
Code MR
Alliance not a member of any alliance
Stock symbol not listed
Headquarters Manila (MNL)
Country Philippines
Parent company Enterprise is a holding
Managing director Frequently.Modulated
Founded 2020-02-14
Rating AAA
General statistics
Transported passengers 79,522,728
Transported cargo 8,536,906 CU
Stations 354
Fleet size 955
Staff 78,277
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