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PAL launches non-stop service between Manila and Tokyo-Haneda


Philippine Airlines began its twice-daily non-stop service between Manila and Tokyo-Haneda on Sunday (March 30, 2014), making PAL the biggest carrier servicing direct flights between the Philippines and Japan.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Looming upgrade


It seems the folks over at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines are expecting some good news to come out of Wednesday’s “validating visit” by inspectors of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Emirates suspends flights to Clark due to jet fuel taxes


Emirates Airlines, the largest carrier in the Middle-East, is suspending daily flights to Clark International Airport in Pampanga province on May 1, ending the service in just six months due to controversial jet fuel taxes and intense competition, according to a government official.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PAL Express flights to Dubai temporarily transferred to new airport


PAL Express flights to Dubai–2P 658/659–will temporarily land at Al Maktoum International Airport (airport code: DWC) starting May 1, 2014 to give way to the refurbishment of the runway of Dubai International Airport.

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

Cebu Pacific sees decline in earnings due to forex losses


Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines’ dominant budget airline, expects earnings in the first half of 2014 to decline—weighed down significantly by foreign exchange losses—as the airline industry continues to reel from lower yields and volatile fuel prices.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DOTC sets awarding in March of P17-B Mactan airport deal


The Department of Transportation and Communications intends to award this month the P17.5-billion contract to improve and expand the Mactan-Cebu International Airport after a delay of more than two months, even as some lawmakers urged the department to delay the process amid a probe in Congress.

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

Cathay Pacific says net profit tripled in 2013


Hong Kong flagship carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday net profit more than tripled last year thanks to a rise in demand from Chinese travellers and fuel cost-saving measures.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Indonesia’s Batik Air to launch international service

An airline owned by Indonesia’s Lion Group announced Thursday it will launch international services with a flight from Jakarta to Singapore later this year.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Singapore, PH, agree to more flights

More flights between the Philippines and Singapore are now available after both governments concluded air talks late Thursday, an official said Friday.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

CAAP sees Philippines getting aviation safety upgrade soon


The Philippines is expecting the US government to make an announcement on the country’s potential aviation safety upgrade within 30 days following the conclusion of an audit last week, a senior government official said Thursday.   Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya said he expected the results of the inspection, conducted by the US Federal Aviation Administration, [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PH, France approve new flight frequency deal


The Philippines and France agreed to increase flights between them as the first round of air talks this year was successfully concluded this week, an official of the Civil Aeronautics Board said.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu Pacific seals deal with Tiger Air

A Cebu Pacific plane on the tarmac of the Puerto Princesa international airport. RICK ALBERTO/INQUIRER.net

Cebu Air Inc., operator of the country’s biggest budget airline Cebu Pacific, has sealed a strategic alliance with Singaporean low-cost carrier Tiger Airways Holdings, a filing at the Philippine Stock Exchange showed.   The agreement, disclosed by both airlines to bourses in the Philippines and Singapore, was described as a “wide-ranging” partnership that also includes [...]

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »



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