Updated: Nov 1
We understand the importance of staying informed about international flight regulations and permit requirements. In this section, we're setting our sights on the Philippines, a tropical paradise known for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Whether you're planning a business jet, VIP, or commercial flight through or to this captivating archipelago, understanding the requirements for obtaining overflight and landing permits is essential. Let's explore the process together.
General Information about Philippines
Philippines: A Tropical Gem
The Philippines, an archipelagic nation in Southeast Asia, boasts an abundance of natural beauty, from pristine beaches and lush rainforests to vibrant cities and historic sites. This diverse country is a haven for travelers, business people, VIP, commercial and aviation enthusiasts alike.
Official Language: Filipino and English
Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
Time Zone: Philippine Standard Time (PST)
The Philippines' strategic location in the heart of Southeast Asia makes it an important hub for international air travel. Before you embark on your journey to this tropical paradise, let's delve into the requirements for obtaining overflight and landing permits.
Is permit required?
Commercial – Non-scheduled
Permit Validity (Hours)
Lead Time (Working Days)
Permit number format
CAA Processing Fee
Air Navigation Bill
CAA to Applicant
Is the Philippines an ICAO Member State?
Is the Philippines a EUROCONTROL Member State?
The Philippines 2-LTR Code:
The Philippines ICAO Area Code:
To obtain an overflight permit for the Philippines, you must submit your request to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP Manila). It's advisable to initiate the application process well in advance, preferably 7 working days before your intended flight date. If your flight necessitates a landing in Philippines, you'll need to obtain a landing permit. The landing permit requirements generally include the same documentation as overflight permits, with additional considerations, some documentation are not necessarily required; you just need to keep them ready and valid in case they are needed for the permit application.
- Operator name & address
- Aircraft registry
- Callsign – Flight number
- Aircraft type – MTOW
- Flight schedule details
- Purpose of flight
- PAX or Cargo details
- Entry / Exit Points
When applying for an overflight or landing permit, you might need to provide the following documents:
- Air Operator Certificate (AOC)
- Aircraft Registration Certificate (AR)
- Certificate of Airworthiness (CoA)
- Air Noise Certificate (ANC)
- Insurance Certificate
What to consider when you have a flight over/to Philippines
Make sure you are aware and ready with the following, even if they might not be requested by CAA:
You must have valid and comprehensive insurance coverage for your aircraft. Ensure that your insurance meets the requirements set by Philippines authorities.
A detailed flight plan including your route, waypoints, and estimated time of arrival and departure from Philippines airspace.
Details about your aircraft, including registration, type, and capacity.
The names and qualifications of your flight crew.
Purpose of Flight:
A clear explanation of the purpose of your flight, whether it's for commercial, private, or humanitarian purposes. PAX details or cargo details should be available.
Receiving party /CNOR-CNEE:
In case the landing permit is needed for a specific country/Purpose of Flight; pay attention to have all the contact details of the receiving party.
Philippines charges navigation fees for overflights. These fees can vary depending on the type of aircraft, route, and duration of the flight. Be prepared to cover these fees as part of the permit application process.
Basis: Maximum take-off weight & distance flown in the FIR
Charge (USD) = Distance flown in km/100 x Weight Factor (W) Weight Factor (W) 50 to 100 ton= 20
In Diosdado Macapagal and Ninoy Aquino International Airports:
Basis: Maximum take-off weight
50 ton to 100 ton= 179.49 USD plus 2.25 USD per 500 kg or part thereof
50 ton to 100 ton= 248.12 USD plus 3.11 USD per 500 kg or part thereof
First 2 hours free; thereafter:
8.40 USD additional 10.5% of the rate for daytime parking
Applies for landing, take-off or parking between 1800-0600L= 300 PHP for lighting per landing and/or take-off plus 15% of daytime parking.
Compliance with International Regulations:
Your flight plan and operations must comply with international aviation regulations and agreements. Ensure that your aircraft is equipped with the necessary communication and navigation systems required for safe airspace transit.
Coordination with VarnaJet
Once your application is submitted, it may take few days for the (CAAP Manila) to process and approve your overflight or landing permit. VarnaJet will ensure quick process of obtaining. Maintain open communication with our team and be prepared for potential changes or delays in your flight schedule that needs to be addressed to our team as soon as possible.
The Philippines' natural beauty and cultural diversity make it an irresistible destination for travelers, VIP, flight operators and aviation enthusiasts. However, to ensure a smooth journey, it's crucial to understand and adhere to the overflight and landing permit requirements set by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP Manila).
At VarnaJet, we specialize in assisting aviation professionals with obtaining permits and ensuring their flights comply with international regulations. If you have any questions or need assistance with your flight planning to the Philippines, our team of experts is ready to help. Safe travels, and may your journey through Philippine skies be filled with tropical wonders and unforgettable experiences!
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