Manila and Cebu are international gateway cities. Manila is served by more than 30 airlines which fly to different cities throughout the world. Philippine Airlines, the country's flag carrier, links Manila to 26 cities in 19 countries and plies the air routes of principal cities and towns all over the country. Aerolift has scheduled flights to Boracay in Aklan, Bagabag Airport in Banaue, and Busuanga in Palawan.

Manila's air and sea ports bustle with the comings and goings of major international carriers and cruise liners. Cebu City handles regular flights from Japan, Singapore, and Australia, as well as charter flights from Hong Kong, the United States and other major travel markets.