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Gov’t out to groom PH as global aerospace hub


The Department of Trade and Industry has asked major players in the global aerospace industry to make the Philippines their prime hub in the region for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of their aircraft, given the country’s growing capacities to serve this sector.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Singapore, Manila in talks to raise frequency of flights


The Philippines and Singapore are expected to proceed with air talks this week to potentially increase flights between both countries, a government official said last week.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Capa upbeat on PH aviation industry


The Philippine commercial aviation business is seen to improve further this year as dominant budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air acquires Tigerair Philippines, cutting down competition and stemming eroding margins, a report by Center for Aviation showed last week (Capa).

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu Pacific eyes to acquire Tigerair Philippines


Cebu Air Inc., the country’s largest budget airline, is seeking to acquire the Philippine unit of Singaporean low-cost airline Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd. in a move to widen market share as competition also prompts its rivals to consolidate.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH airlines named among Asia’s ‘most aggressive’


Philippine air carriers are among the most aggressive in Asia Pacific in terms of fleet expansion, as operators seek newer planes to serve increasing demand while bringing down costs, an official of France-based aircraft manufacturer Airbus S.A.S. said Friday.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Cebu Pacific wants to start flying to Europe


Cebu Pacific Air is seeking to mount flights to Europe as part of its long-haul strategy and it intends to make a presentation to the European Union in November.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH closer to attaining coveted status


The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is confident that the ban on local carriers that wish to expand in the United States will finally be lifted this year.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t eyes new facility beside Naia terminal 3


The government is exploring the possibility of building a new P4-billion facility beside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) terminal 3, which is currently operating at half its capacity.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PAL to battle Mideast carriers head on


Philippine Airlines intends to compete head on with Middle Eastern carriers in flights between Manila and major European cities that can begin as early as the fourth quarter of this year.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH eyes air service talks with South Africa


An African safari may soon be more accessible to Filipino travelers as aviation regulator Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) looks to pursue air service talks with the Republic of South Africa possibly within this year, executive director Carmelo Arcilla said.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Appeals court junks PAL workers’ bid vs outsourcing

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The Court of Appeals has upheld Malacañang in its decision to allow Philippine Airlines to axe 2,600 employees in 2010, saying this was a valid management move to revive the money-losing airline.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

’12 passenger traffic growth below expectation at 6%


International airline passenger traffic to the Philippines grew below expectations last year as carriers struggled to add capacity into Manila due to airport congestion, the government reported this week.

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



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