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Airline firm’s credit card policy irks passengers

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Several passengers bound for Singapore early Wednesday were irked over a policy by an airline company, which refused to honor their tickets that were paid for online with credit cards owned by either their companies or by their travel agencies.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Cebu Pacific readies direct flights to Phuket


Cebu Air Inc., the listed operator of budget carrier Cebu Pacific, is launching in August flights to Phuket, Thailand, allowing passengers to directly travel to the vacation hotspot famous for its beaches and world-class resorts.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

Lopez group joins bidding for Mactan airport project

Mactan Cebu International Airport. CDN FILE PHOTO

The Lopez-led First Philippine Holdings Corp. plans to join the bidding for the P17.5-billion Mactan-Cebu International Airport passenger terminal redevelopment project.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PAL offers in-flight phone, Wi-Fi; launches big domestic seat sale

Philippine Airlines passengers in a couple of months will be able to call, text, tweet, email and surf the Internet while flying across Asia Pacific, Australasia and North America as the airlines becomes the first Philippine-based carrier to offer passengers both GSM and Wi-Fi Internet.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

US aviation agency to do own audit of PH


The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has chosen to conduct its own audit on the Philippines, ignoring the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) recent lifting of “significant safety concerns” (SSC) on the country.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Domestic airlines ordered to use aerobridges at airports


MANILA, Philippines—Citing passengers’ convenience and safety, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) ordered all Philippine domestic commercial carriers on Thursday to use aerobridges, if they are available, at the country’s various airports. The order was contained in a memorandum to all airport managers and a cease-and-desist order issued to the airlines by Capt. [...]

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

AirAsia opens doors to Taipei

THE CHIANG Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

AirAsia is opening more doors for overseas Filipino workers as well as tourists this holiday season by offering low cost flights to Singapore and Taiwan from Clark, Pampanga.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Truth in airline promos


Last Monday, the Department of Transportation and Communications and Department of Trade and Industry issued Joint DOTC-DTI Administrative Order No. 01, or the Air Passenger Bill of Rights.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Columnists | Read More »

Philippines, Thailand agree to increase flights


The Philippines and Thailand have agreed to increase the number of allowed flights between key cities to support the growth in air travel in the region.

Posted: November 16th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Air France-KLM to add flights to PH


After halting the country’s last nonstop flight to Europe earlier this year, Air France-KLM has announced plans to expand its Philippine operations to take advantage of the country’s booming aviation sector, driven by a strong domestic economy.

Posted: September 22nd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

SM Advantage Card points now convertible into airline mileage

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SM Malls’ rewards program, SM Advantage, has joined Asia Miles, allowing members of both reward programs to convert points gained from shopping in SM’s vast Philippine retail chain into airline mileage.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Bird sanctuary closure ‘likely,’ DoT chief says


The government is studying the risks involved in preserving a bird sanctuary near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), amid concerns raised by the country’s top flag carrier over passenger safety.

Posted: September 6th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »



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