functional structure


  • Establish and prescribe rules, regulations, and procedures for the regulation, promotion, and  development of the economic aspect of air transportation;
  • In the exercise of its regulatory powers, it is authorized to issue Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to domestic carriers, Foreign Air Carrier's Permit (FACP) to foreign carriers, and Letters of Authority to airfreight forwarders, general sales agents, cargo sales agents who are fit, willing, and able to perform services as required by public convenience and necessity.  CAB likewise performs quasi-judicial functions.
  • Establish and prescribe the corresponding rules and regulations  in the enforcement and monitoring of compliance of the laws governing stakeholders engaged in air commerce;
  • Determine, fix and/or prescribe charges and/or rates pertinent to the services in connection with air commerce;
  • Acts as vice-chairman of the Philippine Air Panel in the negotiations and consultations of air agreements with foreign governments for the promotion, establishment, or development of foreign air transportation
  • Participates in bilateral, regional, and international fora relating to air transportation matters.


Administrative Division: Provides administrative service to Board personnel, executing office policies and implementing Civil Service rules and regulations.

Legal Division: Provides the Board with legal service & enforce RA 776, as amended, as well as the rules & regulations issued thereunder.

Financial and Management Division: Prepares the CAB’s budget estimates and requirements for submission to DBM and Congress; Execute and allocate funds on the basis of priorities and guidelines of the CAB; Manages the overall financial requirements of the CAB and recommends financial measures for final decision to top management; Reviews and monitors the revenue collections and disbursement of the office and prepares and submits required accounting and financial reports to various government agencies.

Air Carrier Accounts and Audit Division: Evaluates, analyzes and prepares recommendation/approval of unopposed new/renewal of permit of off-line carrier, airfreight forwarder, general/cargo sales agent and cargo sales/breakbulk agent of airfreight forwarders; prepares recommendation on financial viability of air carriers application for FACP/CPCN; analyzes financial operating reports; perform audit, conducts inspection of applicant’s facilities, monitors submission of reports and payment of fees and other charges.

Planning and Research Division: Provides economic data & advice to the Board in relation to aviation policies; Prepares & formulates plans/ programs for the regulation/development of air transportation; Provides researched and /or generated data or statistics for the information of the public; responsible in the preparation of the CAB annual report;  Handles the CAB’s system improvement and computerization programs.

Hearing Examiners Division: Conducts hearings, receives testimonial & documentary evidence; Submits  recommendations on original, renewals, contentious applications/petitions for FACPs, CPCNs, and other applications with opposition.

Air Operating Rights Division: Analyzes and submits recommendation on applications/petitions for operating authorization for both domestics & international carriers, including the routes, frequencies, capacities, schedules & tariffs of said carrier.

CAB Hotline

Public Assistance 24/7



NAIA Terminal1 0919-9128457 Laoag Airport 0998-5864834
NAIA Terminal2 0919-9128458 Legaspi Airport 0919-9128461
NAIA Terminal3 0919-9128451 Mactan-Cebu T1 0919-9128464
NAIA Terminal4 0919-9128470 Mactan-Cebu T2 To be updated
Bacolod Airport 0998-5864828 Masbate Airport To be updated
Basco Airport 0998-5864829 Naga Airport 0919-9128462
Boracay Airport 0919-9128453 Ozamis Airport 0998-5864835
Busuanga Airport 0919-9128460 Pagadian Airport 0998-5864836
Butuan Airport 0998-5864830 Puerto Princessa 0998-5864837
Camiguin Airport 0998-5864831 Roxas Airport 0998-5864838
Clark Int'l. Airport 0919-9128471 Siargao Airport 0919-9128456
Davao Int'l. Airport 0919-9128469 Surigao Airport 0998-5864839
Dipolog Airport 0998-5864832 Tacloban Airport 0998-5864840
Dumaguete Airprot 0998-5864833 Tagbilaran Airport 0919-9128465
General Santos 0919-9128467 Tuguegarao Airport 0998-5864841
Iloilo Int'l. Airport 0919-9128466 Virac Airport 0919-9128463
Kalibo Int'l. Airport 0919-9128454 Zamboanga Airport 0998-5864842
Laguindingan 0919-9128468

✆ 852-8967 (CAB Legal Office)

Trunk Lines:
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☎ (+632) 854-5996

PRAD NAIA Terminal1 0919-9128457 PRAD Laguindingan 0919-9128468
PRAD NAIA Terminal2 0919-9128458 PRAD Laoag Airport 0998-5864834
PRAD NAIA Terminal3 0919-9128451 PRAD Legaspi Airport 0919-9128461
PRAD NAIA Terminal4 0919-9128470 PRAD Mactan-Cebu Int'l. 0919-9128464
PRAD Clark Int'l .Airport 0919-9128471 PRAD Naga Airport 0919-9128462
PRAD Bacolod Airport 0998-5864828 PRAD Ozamis Airport 0998-5864835
PRAD Basco Airport 0998-5864829 PRAD Pagadian Airport 0998-5864836
PRAD Boracay Airport 0919-9128453 PRAD Puerto Princessa 0998-5864837
PRAD Busuanga Airport 0919-9128460 PRAD Roxas Airport 0998-5864838
PRAD Butuan Airport 0998-5864830 PRAD Siargao Airport 0919-9128456
PRAD Camiguin Airport 0998-5864831 PRAD Surigao Airport 0998-5864839
PRAD Davao Int'l. Airport 0919-9128469 PRAD Tacloban Airport 0998-5864840
PRAD Dipolog Airport 0998-5864832 PRAD Tagbiliran Airport 0919-9128465
PRAD Dumaguete Airprot 0998-5864833 PRAD Tugeugarao Airport 0998-5864841
PRAD General Santos 0919-9128467 PRAD Virac Airport 0919-9128463
PRAD Iloilo Int'l .Airport 0919-9128466 PRAD Zamboanga Airport 0998-5864842
PRAD Kalibo Int'l. Airport 0919-9128454