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Name: PHILAIR
7JetSet7 Code: PHE
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: ORIENT
City: MANILA
Country: PHILIPPINES
Employees 7
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Background
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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1999. FOR 1ST YEAR TO INITIALLY OPERATE DOMESTICALLY TO SERVE 12 ROUTES, INCLUDING MANILA, CEBU, QUEZON CITY, AND DAVAO. OWNED BY A FAMILY WITH LINKS TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. RECEIVED ITS AIR OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE (AOC) IN FRBRUARY 1999 FROM CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD. IN 2ND YEAR WILL OPERATE REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO MAJOR ASIAN DESTINATIONS. AKA PHILAIR & PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES. OWNED BY WELLEX GROUP WHO ALSO FOUNDED AIR PHILIPPINES (PHP).

The Philippines (the Republic of the Philippines) was established in 1898, covers an area of 300,000 sq km, its population is 72 million, its capital city is Manila, and its official languages are Pilipino, Tagalog, and English.

OCTOBER 1999: 6 737-222'S (19923, /69 60 63, N9052U; 19925,
/69 61 65, N9054U; 19948, /69 58 59, N9067U; 19950, /69 58 61, N9069U; 19200, /69 58 60, N9070U; 19201, /69 58 59, N9071U), EX-UNITED AIRLINES (UAL).

JANUARY 2000: PURCHASED 9 737-200'S, EX-VANGUARD AIRLINES (VAG) & EX-FRONTIER AIRLINES (FRO) FROM C-S AVIATION SERVICES (CSV) & 6 YS-11'S FROM NIHON AIR SERVICE, JAPAN. PLANS TO START OPERATIONS IN FEBRUARY 2000 WITH 1 737-200 AND 2 YS-11'S ON DOMESTIC PASSENGER SERVICES.

FEBRUARY 2000: CIVIL AVIATION BUREAU (CAB) OK'S CHARTER, DOMESTIC & REGIONAL SERVICE.

MARCH 2000: GOVERNMENT WITHDRAWS PHILAIR (PHE) LICENSE (AOC) AND SUSPENDS OPERATIONS.

WILLIAM GATCHALIAN, CHAIRMAN, TO SELL HIS 50%, AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT GO TO LUCIO TAN, CHAIRMAN OF PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) (THE OTHER 50% IS HELD BY TAN).

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March 2000:

6 737-222 (JT8D) (135-19923, /69 60 63, N9052U; 138-19925, /69 61 65, N9054U; 191-19948, /69 58 59, N9067U; 198-19950, /69 58 61, N9069U; 191-19200, /69 58 60, N9070U; 192-19201, /69 58 59, N9071U), EX-(UAL).

9 737-200 (JT8D), EX-(VAG), (FRO), & (CSV).

6 TY-11, EX-NIHON AIR SVC.

Management:
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SHERWIN GATCHALIAN, CEO.

TEODORICO TAJON, VP ENGINEERING.

 
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