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

+63 (2) 8876-1970


NAIA Terminal1 0919-9128457 Laoag 0998-5864834
NAIA Terminal2 0919-9128458 Legaspi 0919-9128461
NAIA Terminal3 0919-9128451 Mactan-Cebu T1 0919-9128464
NAIA Terminal4 0919-9128470 Mactan-Cebu T2 0998-9668315
Bacolod 0998-5864828 Masbate 0998-9668314
Basco 0998-5864829 Naga 0919-9128462
Boracay 0998-8672416 Ozamis 0998-5864835
Busuanga 0919-9128460 Pagadian 0998-5864836
Butuan 0998-5864830 Puerto Princessa 0998-5864837
Camiguin 0998-5864831 Roxas 0998-5864838
Clark 0919-9128471 Siargao 0919-9128456
Davao 0919-9128469 Surigao 0998-5864839
Dipolog 0998-5864832 Tacloban 0998-5864840
Dumaguete 0998-5864833 Tagbilaran 0919-9128465
General Santos 0919-9128467 Tuguegarao 0998-5864841
Iloilo 0919-9128466 Virac 0919-9128463
Kalibo 0919-9128454 Zamboanga 0998-5864842
Laguindingan 0919-9128468

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