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AirSWIFT is a Filipino-owned boutique airline, providing domestic and non-domestic scheduled services. The airline offers daily round-trip flights from Manila to El Nido and Cebu to El Nido and Manila to Sicogon. AirSWIFT also serves the aircraft transportation requirements of its affiliated company, El Nido Resorts.

The airline was founded in 2002, starting operations using three Dornier 228 aircraft. AirSwift was branded as 'Island Transvoyager' when it started operating in 2002. The aircraft were all replaced in 2013 by ATR 42-600s. In 2015, the airline rebranded and became AirSWIFT, which is what it's known as today. Throughout its history, the airline has remained committed to providing passengers with a world-class, seamless and hassle-free travel experience.

Baggage Policy

As a standard, all passengers are allowed to bring at least 1 personal item e.g. backpack, tote bag or laptop case.

Carry-on Baggage

All passengers are allowed one piece of carry-on baggage, which must fit in the overhead-bins and weigh less than 7kg. The maximum dimensions are 18 inches (length), by 13.5 inches (width) and 9 inches (depth).

Checked Baggage

AirSWIFT carry-on baggage allowance will vary according to the ticket purchased. Premium and Value customers are permitted 10kg of checked baggage. Budget and Promo customers have no checked baggage allowance, although passengers can purchase prepaid checked baggage. Adding extra baggage can be done at the time of booking, or up to four hours prior to scheduled departure, by contacting our customer service team.

Cabin Classes

The airline has one class of service, Economy. The onboard experience will be very similar for all passengers, however, there are a number of fare upgrades available, which determines whether a number of travel benefits (such as baggage allowance) will be included in the price of the ticket.

Economy Class

Economy Class Fares

When you make your booking through Alternative Airlines, all fare options will be explained, allowing you to choose the right option for you. You can find out more about ‘fare families’ here.

Depending on the route, the four fares available in Economy are as follows:

The Promo Fare – includes fare only (only available seasonally, and on specific routes).

The Budget Fare – includes fare only but available year round but with limited seats.

The Value Fare – includes fare + 10kg free baggage allowance, available year round.

The Premium Fare – includes fare + 10kg free baggage allowance, available year round.


Seats are comfortable, with padded headrests, with fold-down trays and adjustable over-head lights. Seats are arranged in a 2-2.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

The airline only operates short-haul domestic flights, so does not provide inflight entertainment. Passengers are welcome to download their own entertainment onto personal digital devices before flying. These can be used once in-flight, as long as the device remains in flight mode.


Onboard Wifi is not currently available on AirSWIFT flights.


AirSWIFT passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.

Online Check-in

AirSWIFT does not currently offer online check-in for its flights.

Airport Check-in

Passengers should present themselves at the airport check-in desk around two hours before flight departure. The airport check-in desks close 45 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure.

Frequent Flyer Programme

AirSWIFT does not currently offer a frequent flyer or passenger loyalty program.

Airline Alliance

AirSWIFT is not part of an airline alliance program.

Special Services

Special service requests might include mobility assistance, requesting an extra seat or requesting permission to fly with special service animals or medical equipment. Whatever your need, Alternative Airlines can help. Requests for special services can be made at the time of booking, by completing the special request form - we then pass this information on to the airline. Or, you can contact our customer service team - more information can be found here.

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Destinations that AirSWIFT flies to

AirSWIFT flies to several destinations within the Philippines, this includes Cebu, Manila, Carles, Angeles, Basco, Busuanga and more. The airline flies to the following destinations within the Philippines:

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Hub Airport

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Air Swift is based at Ninoy Aquino International airport in Manila. The airport is the main gateway for international flights to the Philippines and is a hub for other airlines including as AirAsia Philipinnes, Cebgo, Cebu Pacific, PAL Express and Philippine Airlines.

The airline has been based at the airport since it launched in 2002, although, it does have a secondary base at El Nido Airport.

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You can search and book flights quickly and easily through Alternative Airlines - simply use the search bar above. You can book flights in English, and our expert customer service team is on-hand to help every step of the way!

Plan on discovering the Philippines? Check out our guide to domestic flights within the Philippines for airline and airport information, along with top tips and FAQs!

Seat Selection

Do you prefer the window or aisle seat?

Advance seat selection is available for AirSWIFT flights, which can be done during the booking process. If you are travelling with friends or family, pre-booking your seats will ensure that you will be seated together. The airline’s advance seat selection fees will apply.


The AirSWIFT fleet consists of the following aircraft:

  • Two x ATR 42-600 aircraft
  • Two x ATR72-600 aircraft