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ANNOUNCEMENT

 
Please be advised of the following Library schedules:
July 22 (Saturday) - Free Admission as part of #InspireEveryDay at Ayala Museum. Please expect increased traffic and activity at the library (instead of the usual quiet atmosphere).
August 3 (Thursday) & August 4 (Friday) - CLOSED at 12NN onwards for a staff workshop
Please be guided accordingly.
Thank you!
 

 

 

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LIBRARY INFO:
6F Ayala Museum
Makati Ave. cor. De la Rosa St.
Makati City
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Library Hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
(except holidays)

Tel. No. - (632) 759-8281
Fax (632) 759-8287
E-mail us at:
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The Flight of the Commonwealth

The first successful aerial journey from Spain to Manila took place in May 1926, when the Legazpi first landed in Manila. This feat was duplicated by Spanish aviator Fernando Rein in 1932, and again, in 1933.

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Philippine Air Lines: Before the War

The Philippine Aerial Taxi Company (PATCO) was established as an air shuttle service to and from Manila, Baguio, and Paracale in 1930. On March 18, 1931, it made its first round-trip flight between Manila and Iloilo. By the end of that year, PATCO flew its first scheduled service in response to public demand for passenger flights. Then, in 1932, it was awarded a contract to carry mail between Manila and Baguio.

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Commercial Air Travel in the Philippines: The Early Years

After starting operations at the Nielson Airport in March 1941, Philippine Airlines (PAL) began competing with the Iloilo–Negros Air Express (INAEC), which had been plying domestic routes since 1933.

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