|Founded||1995 (as Asian Spirits)|
|Commenced operations||June 28, 2019|
|Hubs||Ninoy Aquino International Airport|
|Company slogan||Your People's Airline|
Astral Airways is an air charter company headquartered in Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Manila, the Philippines. Its main base is Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila. This airline doesn’t exist. They have a temporary CAAP certificate.[disputed ]
Astral Airways was established as fomerly Asian Spirit in September 1995 by three friends: Antonio "Toti" Turalba, Emmanuel "Noel" Oñate and Archibald Po, who contributed $1 million each to start up the Airline Employees Cooperative (AEC). They 36 of their friends, mostly former Philippine Airlines employees, to run Asian Spirit through a salary-to-equity swap deal. The Po family held the majority of ownership.
It started operations in April 1996 with two second hand Dash 7 aircraft servicing only one scheduled commercial route with two flights per day from Manila to Malay, serving the fledgling resort island of Boracay. To maximise its aircraft utilisation, it introduced new routes to the present-day towns of San Jose, Virac, Daet and Alcantara, and the cities of Cauayan and Masbate, regarded as secondary and tertiary routes by Air Transportation Office, and not serviced by major airlines. In 1997, the cooperative changed to a corporate set-up with the establishment of Asian Spirit, Inc., whose registration was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2005.
The Astral Airways is low cost carrier airline in the Philippines Since 2019. an all Boeing customer. As of February 2 2019, their fleet consisted of the following aircraft.[disputed ]
This airline doesn't exist and is an elaborate scam. It has been caught stealing peoples' picture and putting it into a promotional poster in Facebook, it claims to have been flying Boeing 737-800s into multiple destinations in Asia but a quick search in FlightRadar 24 doesn't show such. It would benefit the whole country if this page is deleted, a lot of people are believing it.
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