About Philippine Airlines (PR)

Philippine Airlines (PR) is the national airline of the Philippine Islands, with its primary hub at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Founded in 1941, Philippine Airlines is the only airline commercial carrier in Asia operating under its original name. Including flights from its secondary hubs Clark International Airport in Angeles City, Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao, and Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Cebu, Philippine Airlines serves 31 domestic locations and 54 overseas destinations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and North America. Its mixed fleet of aircraft are from the Airbus and Boeing families.

  Popular Destinations

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver lead the pack of Philippines Airlines most popular destinations in North America, while Tokyo, Beijing, Taipei, and Kuala Lumpur are among the most popular regional destinations. The airline is extremely popular with Filipino overseas workers commuting between locations in the Middle East, China, and Australia. Flights between Manila and Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait are among the most frequently booked trips, while travelers to and from China are increasingly making use of Philippine Airline routes across the region. Travelers from Down Under can catch Philppine Airline flights from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

  Choosing your car

Pair your Philippine Airlines car rental with National, Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Thrifty or Budget to maximize your savings. And we’re here to help you get the best possible deal. Choose from the full range of the most popular vehicles on the roads today: minicars, compact, economy, standard, and fullsize sedans, SUVs, 7-12 seater minivans, and estate wagons.

  Tips for Philippine Airlines Passengers Renting Cars


If you plan to rent a car for use in the Philippines, be advised that there are restrictions on certain vehicles. For example, in some cases, you may be required to hire a local chauffer (driver) to rent a 7-12 seater passenger van.


You’ll save money by picking up and returning your vehicle at the same location. One-way rentals are typically 60-80% more expensive than round-trip rentals, mainly because the vendor will hit you with a one-way surcharge and a delivery fee. And the further from the pick-up location, the more you’ll pay.


If traveling with children, leave your personal child safety seat at home. It’s generally cheaper to rent one from the provider than paying the fee for using your own.


You’ll be offered a number of additional damage waiver policies that may already be covered by the credit card used to rent the vehicle. Get in touch with the card issuer and inquire about coverage. In many cases, you’re already insured for the Excess Damage Waiver (aka Excess Reduction).


Pay extra special attention to the fine print of your Philippine Airlines car rental’s terms and conditions. Be forewarned that any sort of deviation from the terms could result in nullification of your policy and forfeiture of the deposit.


GPS is a wonderful tool, but you already have a navigational device in your mobile phone. Contact your mobile wireless provider about roaming charges. You might not need to rent the GPS. On the other hand, be advised that some countries have spotty mobile coverage, thereby exacerbating the need for GPS.