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Cathay Pacific and subsidiary Hong Kong Dragon Airlines recently petitioned the Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) for the adoption of a fuel surcharge to recover cost related to skyrocketing fuel prices.

Cathay Pacific is seeking a 6.6% increase in fuel surcharge to $137.80 from $129.20 for flights between Hong Kong and South West Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the South Asia sub-continent.

Dragonair is eyeing the same increase for travels between Hong Kong and the South Asia sub-continent.

For other flights, Cathay Pacific wants to hike surcharges to $29 from $26.90 while Dragonair is asking for an 8% increase in surcharges to $29 from $26.90 for flights from Hong Kong to other locations.

Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines (PAL) is revising some of its flight schedules to adjust to the planned seven-month partial closure of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila due to runway repairs.

With the closure of NAIA runway 06-24 from 12:30am to 5:30am starting January 10 up to August 2012, one domestic and 12 international PAL flights either departing from or arriving at the NAIA will be adjusted accordingly.

The revised schedule of affected flights is as follows: PR752/753 (Manila-Bangkok-Delhi vv –January 10, 12 and 14) – MNL-BKK 5:30AM, BKK-DEL 8:30AM, DEL-BKK 12:35PM, BKK-MNL 7:15PM (arriving MNL 11:40PM); PR732/733 (Manila-Bangkok-Manila – daily) MNL-BKK 9:30PM, BKK-MNL 1:35AM (arriving MNL 5:55AM); PR505/506 (Manila-Singapore-Manila – daily) – MNL-SIN 9:20PM, SIN-MNL 2:00AM (arriving MNL 5:35AM); PR113 (Los Angeles-Guam-Manila – Wednesdays and Sundays) – LAX-GUM 8:15PM, GUM-MNL 4:00AM (arriving MNL 5:30AM); PR 466/467 (Manila-Incheon, South Korea – daily) MNL-ICN 12:25AM, ICN-MNL 8:10AM (arriving MNL 11:20AM); PR 212 (Melbourne-Manila – Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays) 12:30AM (arriving Manila 5:30AM); PR107/117 (Vancouver-Manila – daily) YVR-MNL 10:55PM (arriving MNL 5:30AM); and PR843 (Manila-Cebu – Tuesdays – 5:30AM).

All other PAL flights will follow the old published schedule.

Certain flights departing from San Francisco and Los Angeles may experience some delays depending on wind conditions and the revised Manila airport schedule.

Photo from http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_INTL/whatonboard/ourfleet/b_747_400


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