Spirit of Manila Airways Corporation, operating services as Spirit of Manila Airways, is a domestic airline based in Manila, Philippines. Its main operating base is Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila with hubs in Bacolod and Cebu. Spirit of Manila Airways was known before as PhilNegrense, PhilEmirates, and PhilAsiana

The Airline was founded on September 14, 2009 and commenced services at 12:00pm (Manila time) flights from Manila to Laoag and Manila to Bacolod.



Callsign SPIRIT

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Bacolod-Silay Airport

Fleet 4 (2 Orders, 2 Lease)
Founder and CEO John Marcelo
Destinations -
Headquarters Makati City, Philippines
Commenced Operations 14 September

Former Destinations Edit

  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • New Delhi, India

Routes Edit

From Asia Edit

From Manila


  • Bacolod
  • Cebu
  • Dipolog
  • Laoag


  • New Delhi
  • Riyadh (With Stopover at New Delhi, Dubai, Taipei, Shanghai)
  • Jakarta
  • Darwin
  • Melbourne (With Stopover at Darwin)
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hanoi
  • Nagoya
  • Seoul (With Stopover in Taipei, Shanghai and Nagoya)

From Bacolod


  • Laoag


  • Jakarta
  • Darwin
  • Melbourne
  • New Delhi
  • Seoul
  • Taipei

From Cebu


  • Laoag


  • Darwin

From Dipolog


  • Darwin
  • Melbourne

Rivalry Edit

Spirit of Manila airways has strong competition with other airlines in the Philippine Market especially with co-airlines; Philippine Airlines, Palawan Air etc. It still maintains routes which other local airlines do not serve to make it presence in the market.

Fleet Edit

Aircraft In Fleet Orders Total Passengers


Routes Notes
B737 1 2 2

0/12/80 (B737-600)

0/42/126 (B737-800)

Short and Medium haul
B747 - 1 1 6/44/316 (B747-100) Long and Ultra long haul
MD90 - 1 1 0/15/135 Domestic Services
Total 1 4 4



The Airline plans to purchase long range aircrafts by 2010.


The Sarimanok is a magical, mythical bird that brings good luck to anyone who are able to catch it. The Sarimanok, known as Magaul, is associated with the legend of Malakas and Maganda. Magaul was the Sarimanok bird that pecked the bamboo from where Malakas and Maganda were born from.


The SPIRIT of Manila Airlines imbibes the concept and definition of the Sarimanok. The airline intends to bring the sarimanok spirit to new “Filipino Heroes,” our overseas workers.

The airline will epitomize the sarimanok's spirit of bringing good luck and abundance by transporting our OFWs on their mission: to reap and share their fortunes to their families and his home country.

Accordingly, it was a sarimanok that catalyze the birth of Malakas (strong) and Maganda (beautiful) which the SPIRIT of Manila Airlines capitalizes on its core of airline operation. A strong and dynamic culture of safety and reliability outlined by the beautiful concepts of affordability and convenience entrenched by customer service focused programs.

Schedules Edit

Tuesdays and Mondays: Bacolod, Cebu, Jakarta, Singapore (Jakarta and Singapore services start on October)

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Bacolod, Dipolog, Cebu, Jakarta, Singapore

Fridays and Saturdays: Bacolod, Laoag, Dipolog, Cebu, Jakarta, Singapore, Kaohsiung

Sundays: Bacolod, Laoag, Dipolog, Cebu, Jakarta, Singapore, Kaohsiung

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.