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IATA says WTO trade facilitation accord a boost to e-freight program

IATA says WTO trade facilitation accord a boost to e-freight program

Feb. 23 | The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the entry into force of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), saying it will back up efforts to modernize the air...

Air cargo witnessed a revival amid rocky 2016, says ACI

Air cargo witnessed a revival amid rocky 2016, says ACI

Feb. 23 | In the midst of trade volatility and geopolitical conflicts, the air cargo industry ended 2016 on a strong note and passenger traffic remained resilient, according to the Airports Council International (ACI). “Whether...

Radar maintenance to cancel 200 plus PH flights from Mar 6-11

Radar maintenance to cancel 200 plus PH flights from Mar 6-11

Feb. 22 | Four airlines in the Philippines are cancelling more than 200 flights from March 6 to 11 due to a scheduled maintenance on the Tagaytay radar. Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific, Cebgo, and Skyjet have cancelled...

DOTr favors push to split up CAAP’s regulatory and operational duties

DOTr favors push to split up CAAP’s regulatory and operational duties

Feb. 20 | The Department of Transportation (DOTr) supports plans to separate the conflicting mandates of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), retaining its regulatory function and transferring its role of...

More airlines eager to operate Clark-North America flights

More airlines eager to operate Clark-North America flights

Feb. 15 | Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) is now in talks to have more airlines connect Clark International Airport (CRK) to North America. “We are currently in negotiations with air carriers, pertaining especially...

PAL restarts daily Manila-Kuala Lumpur connection

PAL restarts daily Manila-Kuala Lumpur connection

Feb. 15 | After a three-year respite, Philippine Airlines (PAL) resumes daily flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 8, 2017, as the flag carrier works to expand its Southeast Asian operations. The reopening of the route,...

BOC prepares for “switch-on” mode for air cargo manifest e-lodgment

BOC prepares for “switch-on” mode for air cargo manifest e-lodgment

Feb. 13 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) will soon implement the “switch-on” mode for the electronic submission of airfreight manifest. This means stakeholders will be required to submit electronically all air...

P553M Sangley airport project bidding gets new date

P553M Sangley airport project bidding gets new date

Feb. 12 | The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has moved the deadline for the submission of bids to the P552.867-million airport development project at Sangley Point. The deadline for the submission and opening...

Cook Islands, Singapore forge open skies deal

Cook Islands, Singapore forge open skies deal

Feb. 8 | Singapore has concluded an open skies agreement with the Cook Islands on February 7, 2017, according to Singapore’s Ministry of Transport. Under the agreement, the airlines of Singapore and the Cook Islands will...

Air cargo sector flourished in Q4 of 2016

Air cargo sector flourished in Q4 of 2016

Feb. 3 | Global air cargo logged volume growth in December of 9.4% and posted a 4.5% expansion in revenue, only the second month after November to show a year-on-year revenue increase in 2016, according to WorldACD. Unlike...
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