Air Philippines Corporation, now operating as Airphil Express (formerly Air Philippines), is a low-cost airline based in Pasay City, in the Philippines. It operates both domestic and international scheduled services. The airline was re-branded for a number of times, first as Air Philippines, then as PAL Express (2009). Due to financial losses, Air Philippines ceased operations for a short while until it was acquired by investors. After the acquisition, the airline was re-launched as PAL Express, to operate some routes and slot assignments of its sister company Philippine Airlines until the management decided to re-brand the carrier as a budget airline now known as Airphil Express (2010). The new Airphil Express is Philippines’ answer to Cebu Pacific Air’s dominance on the low cost travel market in the Philippines.
Air Philippines was incorporated in 1995. Flight operations started in 1996.