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Iloilo International Airport currently services an average of 42 flights daily on four domestic routes.At the time of its opening, the ATO believed that international flights out of and to the airport might not begin until 2008, although international passenger flights could commence once Iloilo International Airport meets ICAO standards. A study was conducted on the feasibility of the airport serving international flights,and the CAAP recently announced that the airport meets ICAO standards, allowing for international flights to land at the airport.
The DOTC plans to stage international cargo flights out of the airport, as sixty percent of Philippine seafood exports come from Panay. Japan and Hong Kong have been cited as potential first destinations of these cargo flights.

On January 31, 2008, the Iloilo city government announced that Cebu Pacific was considering starting international services from Iloilo, initially with a route to Hong Kong to cater to the large number of Overseas Filipinos there. Philippine Airlines later announced its intent to serve this route as well, suggesting that Iloilo tourism authorities mount thrice-weekly charter flights to the city using PAL Airbus A320 aircraft. City government officials also believed that the opening of a Cathay Pacific office in Iloilo City may bode well for future service to Hong Kong. In addition to Hong Kong flights, the Center for Research and Communication of the University of Asia and the Pacific has called for flights from Iloilo City to Japan, South Korea and mainland China. The first international flight from Iloilo International Airport departed on November 8, 2012, to Hong Kong.
PAL Express, a subsidiary of Philippine Airlines, is considering a direct route from Iloilo to Malay to boost Boracay-bound tourism traffic. A resolution passed by the Iloilo City Local Development Council (ICLDC) called on PAL president Jaime Bautista to institute direct flights to Malay from Iloilo, with onward service to Cebu City on the return portion from Malay. However, PAL has questioned the route’s feasibility, citing congestion at Godofredo P. Ramos Airport which serves that municipality.

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Flight Schedules in Iloilo
PAL EXPRESS
Frequency Estimated Time of Departure Estimated Time of Arrival
MANILA TO ILOILO
Daily 0515 0620
Daily 1050 1155
Daily 1400
EFF 20 OCT 2011 – UFN
1505
Daily 1750 1855
ILOILO TO MANILA
Daily 0650 0755
Daily 1225 1330
Daily 1535
EFF 20 OCT 2011 – UFN
1640
Daily 1925 2030
CEBU TO ILOILO
Daily 0510 0555
Daily 1400 1445
ILOILO TO CEBU
Daily 0615 0700
Daily 1505 1550

 

ZESTAIR
Frequency Estimated Time of Departure Estimated Time of Arrival
MANILA TO ILOILO
Daily 0430 0535
Daily 1710 1815
ILOILO TO MANILA
Daily 0615 0720
Daily 1855 2000

 

CEBU PACIFIC
Frequency Estimated Time of Departure Estimated Time of Arrival
MANILA TO ILOILO
Daily 0445 0550
Daily 0835 0950
Daily 1110 1215
Daily 1330 1445
Daily 1605 1715
Daily 1820 1925
Daily 1915 2040
ILOILO TO MANILA
Daily 0445 0550
Daily 0835 0950
Daily 1110 1215
Daily 1330 1445
Daily 1605 1715
Daily 1820 1925
Daily 1915 2040
CEBU TO ILOILO
Daily 1420 1505
ILOILO TO CEBU
Daily 0905 0950
Daily 1525 1610
Daily 1900 1945
ILOILO TO DAVAO
Daily 0805 0910

 

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES
Frequency Estimated Time of Departure Estimated Time of Arrival
MANILA TO ILOILO
Daily 0500 0610
Daily 0820 0935
Daily 1215 1330
Daily 1735 1850
ILOILO TO MANILA
Daily 0640 0750
Daily 1005 1110
Daily 1400 1510
Daily 1920 2020
CEBU TO ILOILO
Daily 0510 0555
Daily 1400 1445
ILOILO TO CEBU
Daily 0615 0700
Daily 1505 1550

*Schedule subject to change without prior notice

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