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Royal Air Philippines is a budget airline based in the Philippines that began operations in 2018. It is a subsidiary of Royal Air Charter Service which was established in 2002 as a chartered airline. Royal Air Philippines operates domestic flights in the Philippines as well as international flights to other countries in Asia including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan. The airline's hub is Clark International Airport, situated in the province of Pampanga, Philippines.

In 2002, the airline started as a charter airline, initially focusing on domestic and international chartered flights. In 2017, the airline received a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Civil Aeronautics Board, allowing it to offer regular commercial flights. The next year, it launched its first scheduled daily flight between Cebu and Macau and eventually marked a major milestone later in 2018 with its inaugural commercial domestic flight from Clark International Airport to Caticlan Airport, the gateway to Boracay Island. This ultimately signified its official entry into the budget airline market.

By 2020, the airline had expanded its fleet with the introduction of Airbus A319/A320 jets - this allowed the airline to carry more passengers and offer long-haul routes.

Baggage Policy

Royal Air Philippines has varying rules for carry-on and checked baggage allowance.

Carry-on Baggage

Carry-on baggage must fit the overhead lockers or under the seat in front, no prohibited items are allowed onboard including any fluid exceeding 100ml. Any prohibited items found at airport security would be confiscated by the staff.

Checked Baggage

Any baggage exceeding 32kg would not be accepted by the airline due to international health and safety regulations. Oversized baggage wouldn't be accepted by the airline as well, but it may be accepted by the airline as oversized cargo.

Excess baggage can be added to the booking when booking with Alternative Airlines, contact us or check our guide if unsure.


If you need to check in for your Royal Air Philippines flight, you will need to do so at the airport at online check-in isn't currently available.

Online Check-In

Online check-in isn't available for passengers, all passengers must check in at the airport.

Airport Check-In

Passengers are advised to check in at the airport two hours before the flight. When arriving at the airport, passengers should proceed to the check-in counter first, especially if the traveller is flying with checked baggage. The airport should have a designated check-in area with the airline logo and name above the check-in counter. Please check the departure information at the airport to locate the check-in area for the airline.

Food and Drink

Royal Air Philippines offers in-flight food and drinks but at a price - it's not included in the base fare for any of their ticket options. The airline offers a selection of pre-packaged snacks and light meals, such as sandwiches, salads, pastries and instant noodles. A range of drinks will be available including water, soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea.

In-flight Entertainment

Royal Air Philippines doesn't offer in-flight entertainment on any of its flights - this is so that it can keep its ticket prices as low as possible, eliminating non-essential amenities.

If you'd like to stay entertained on your Royal Air Philippines flight, we suggest having your favourite movies/TV shows available on your personal device.

To stay connected in the air, you can purchase the airline's Wi-Fi (partnered with Inmarsat).

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Destinations that Royal Air Philippines flies to

As of December 2023, Royal Air Philippines operates routes in Cambodia, China and the Philippines, including destinations like Caticlan, Kalibo, Cebu, Manila, Kunming, Hong Kong and more.

Alternatives to Royal Air Philippines

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Hub Airport

Clark International Airport

Clark International Airport (CRK) is located north of Manila and serves the Central Luzon and Greater Manila Area. The airport has one active runway and one passenger terminal serving over 2.5 million passengers annually.

Other airlines that fly to the airport include Asiana AirlinesCebu PacificEmiratesJeju AirJin AirJetstar AirwaysPhilippine AirlinesAirAsiaQatar Airways and Scoot.


Royal Air Philippines has a fleet of Airbus 319-100, Airbus A320-200 and a BAe Avro RJ100. The BAe Avro RJ100s are four-engine aircraft and known for its quiet operation.

Frequently asked questions

Can I book flights to the Philippines online?

Yes! Alternative Airlines is an online flight search and booking site that makes it easy to find the flights you’re after. To begin, use the search bar at the top of the page, by entering your chosen arrival airport, and the airport you’ll be departing from. We offer competitive prices on all major airlines, including Royal Air Philippines.

Is Royal Air Philippines cheap? What is the cheapest airline to fly to the Philippines?

If you’re looking for cheap flights to the Philippines, Alternative Airlines is the site for you. As well as ensuring our prices are competitive, our customers can split the cost of their airfare with one of our payment plans options, including Klarna, Affirm, PayPal Credit, Sezzle, and many other options depending on where you reside.