PAL eyes imposition of $170 surcharge on Europe flights

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Philippine Airlines is seeking regulatory approval for the imposition of fuel surcharges on its flights to Europe ahead of plans to restart its operations in the continent.

In its petition with the Civil Aeronautics Board, PAL said it was seeking to impose a $170 fuel surcharge on its flights to Europe.

Philippine carriers, including Philippine Airlines, have been banned from flying to Europe after the country was placed on a blacklist three years ago. This was lifted on July 12 for PAL after the country was deemed compliant with Europe’s air safety standards.

PAL senior vice president for operations Ismael Augusto Gozon earlier said the airline was planning to fly to key European destinations such as London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam and Madrid.

PAL president Ramon S. Ang said the airline intended to mount its first flight to Europe within the year.

In the meantime, Cebu Pacific, owned by the Gokongwei family’s JG Summit Holdings Inc., was also seeking  an increase in the fuel surcharges on four routes in South Korea.

This will involve an increase from $54 to $58, the filing showed.  The proposed new rates will apply to the following routes: Manila to Incheon, Manila to Busan, Cebu to Incheon and Cebu to Busan.

The CAB is scheduled to hear PAL’s petition on Sept. 24 and that of Cebu Air on Sept. 25.

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  • dodong1

    hindi ko alam kung bakit nga ba napakataas ang singil ng pamasahe ng PAL, kumpara sa mga ibang airlines sila ang isa sa pinakamataas, pagkapapangit pangit naman ang serbisyo nila..especially yung international flights from the United states and canada..mga flight attendants nila akala mo kung sino o di kaya naiingit lang sila dahil hindi sila makapag stay sa U.S o Canada..

  • exp8

    PAL has not even resumed its flights to Europe yet it is already looking to add fuel surcharges on top of its high fares. There’s a lot of airlines with better service and competitive fares. What gives?

    • Tommy

      We should really wait til we know what fares PAL will actually charge before complaining.

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