Owner-Passenger Must Stay With Visiting Aircraft While in Philippines
Owner-Passenger Must Stay With Visiting Aircraft While in Philippines –At least one passenger must show a direct aircraft ownership connection for private non-revenue flights in the Philippines,according to new cabotage requirements from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). Also, the owner-connected passenger must remain with the aircraft throughout the trip within the country. Company employees are allowed to enter Philippines without the aircraft owner onboard if purpose of travel is business. CAAP may ask the operator to prove that pax are all company employees if owner is not present. Adding passengers in country who are not on the original international manifest is also not permitted for flights within the Philippines. However, passengers may be added for international sectors out of the country. Passengers (other than the owner-connected passenger) may deplane during a stop in the country, and the number of passengers for the domestic sectors must be equal to or less than the international arrival group into Philippines.