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Cebu Pacific worker who offloaded boy suspended

Cebu Pacific airlines ground staff Mark Rotanel refused to board a 12-year-old boy with a congenital disease due to a damaged passport. The boy was set to have an operation in Vietnam the next day. Cebu Pacific has since re-booked the boy’s flight free of charge. Screengrab from Facebook user Richell De Guzman’s account.

Cebu Pacific has suspended an airline supervisor at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) who offloaded a sick boy from a plane on Saturday for allegedly having a damaged passport.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

AirAsia Zest eyes flights to Narita, Osaka starting Q3

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Budget carrier AirAsia Zest said it might start flights to Japan by the third quarter, its top official said.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Japanese airline ANA says sorry over ‘racist’ commercial

Screengrab from ANA airlines YT channel

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) said Monday it was modifying a TV commercial after apologizing to customers who complained it used racist stereotyping, but insisted they had meant no offense.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

CEO predictions for the next 100 years of flying

A plane takes off from Los Angeles International Airport, in Los Angeles. AP

Millions of people step aboard airplanes each day, complaining about the lack of legroom and overhead space but almost taking for granted that they can travel thousands of miles in just a few hours.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Airbus chief eyes overtaking Boeing in production by 2018

Airbus Japan Chief Executive Fabrice Bregier, left, and Japan Airlines President Yoshiharu Ueki shake hands following their press conference in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. AP Photo

Airbus chief Fabrice Bregier says the European planemaker will overtake its US rival Boeing to become the world’s biggest producer within four or five years, in an interview with a German Sunday newspaper.

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

Tiger Airways goes to Phuket, eyes Japan

Budget carrier Tiger Airways Philippines recently began its Manila-Phuket service, initially flying to the popular Thai resort twice a week, the company said on Tuesday, while revealing that it is working on adding flights to Japan to its growing international network.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Suspension just a misunderstanding–Zest Air chief

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The founder of Zest Air, which was suspended by air safety regulators on Friday for safety violations, claimed it was all a “misunderstanding” and he was hopeful the budget carrier would be allowed to resume flights as early as Monday after it gives its side.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Net profit of Cebu Pacific down on big forex losses

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Cebu Air Inc., which operates budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air, saw a steep profit decline in the second quarter of the year despite higher revenues as foreign exchange losses ballooned due to the weakening peso.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu Pacific crews first to get licenses

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The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Friday issued the first batch of cabin crew licenses in a bid to improve the delivery of services to airline passengers.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tiger Airways Philippines targets P5B in sales for 2013

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Tiger Airways Philippines, which was recently renamed from Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAir), expects a three-fold increase in sales to P5 billion this year as it adds more planes and routes, officials said in a briefing on Thursday.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Japan’s ANA and AirAsia to dissolve budget carrier

A cabin attendant serves to passengers on a Boeing 787 plane of the All Nippon Airways during its flight from New Chitose Airport, near Sapporo, northern Japan, to Haneda Airport Sunday, May 26, 2013. ANA and AirAsia said Tuesday, June 25, 2013, they have agreed to terminate their budget carrier joint venture as business slumped amid management clashes, dealing a blow to the country's fledgling low-cost sector.  AP/KYODO NEWS

Japan’s All Nippon Airways and AirAsia said Tuesday they have agreed to terminate their budget carrier joint venture as business slumped amid management clashes, dealing a blow to the country’s fledgling low-cost sector.

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Who’s buying into PAL?

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Call it a process of price discovery. Taipan Lucio Tan has put the group’s remaining 51-percent stake in flag carrier Philippine Airlines on the block but its strategic partner, San Miguel Corp., is not ready to declare that it is buying this stake. However, SMC, at the end of the day, has the right of first refusal on this block, given its shareholders’ agreement with the LT group. If it does not like the new investor, it can match the offer.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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