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CebPac, Cebgo unveil new domestic and SEA flights

CebPac, Cebgo unveil new domestic and SEA flights

Aug. 19 | Low-cost Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific is expanding its domestic network and its presence in Southeast Asia with four new routes aimed at improving accessibility for travelers outside Metro Manila as well as increasing connectivity within the region. Cebu...

PAL to inaugurate nonstop Manila-Auckland flights Dec 6

PAL to inaugurate nonstop Manila-Auckland flights Dec 6

Aug. 16 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be introducing December 6 this year nonstop flights on its Manila-Auckland (MNL-AKL) route, a major product upgrade from its current Manila-Auckland (via Cairns) service. The nonstop MNL-AKL service will operate via PR...

Air Berlin files for bankruptcy

Air Berlin files for bankruptcy

Aug. 16 | German carrier Air Berlin filed for insolvency August 15 after its main shareholder Etihad Airways declared it would not be providing further financial support. In a statement released the same day, Air Berlin, Germany’s second biggest airline and Europe’s...

APAC volumes to stay healthy, steady yearlong—report

APAC volumes to stay healthy, steady yearlong—report

Aug. 16 | The Asia-Pacific region continues to be a region of much opportunity for freight forwarders, although the rest of the year may not be as robust as the first half, according to the latest results of the APAC Forwarding Index, which measures monthly trade...

Thailand deposits instrument of accession to Montreal Convention

Thailand deposits instrument of accession to Montreal Convention

Aug. 14 | The Thai government has deposited to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Thailand’s instrument of accession to the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air. ICAO, a United Nations specialized...

Vietnam speeds up hiring of foreign consultants for Tan Son Nhat airport upgrade

Vietnam speeds up hiring of foreign consultants for Tan Son Nhat airport upgrade

Aug. 14 | Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has okayed the hiring of foreign consultants who will conduct studies on the expansion of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. The move is in line with the provisions of the country’s law...

Cebu Pacific’s income sinks 43.6% in first half

Cebu Pacific’s income sinks 43.6% in first half

Aug. 13 | Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air’s net income went down to P4.334 billion for the past six months ended June 30, 2017, or 43.6% lower than the P7.682 billion recorded in the same period last year, owing to higher spending. According to the company’s...

PAL strengthens Manila-London route with new B777s, more flights

PAL strengthens Manila-London route with new B777s, more flights

Aug. 13 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) is all set to boost its operations between Manila and London Heathrow by deploying its state-of-the-art 370-seater Boeing 777-300s on the route beginning September 19. The B777, considered the airline’s flagship aircraft on...

DOTr invites bids for 6 airport projects worth P134M

DOTr invites bids for 6 airport projects worth P134M

Aug. 6 | Six regional airport projects with an estimated total cost of P134 million are to be opened for bidding August 16, 2017 by the Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr). Up for development are ports in Antique, Dipolog, Ipil, Laoag, Maasin, and...

Air cargo books highest 1H growth in 7 years

Air cargo books highest 1H growth in 7 years

Aug. 3 | Global air freight demand grew by 10.4% in the first half of 2017 compared to the first half of 2016, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). “This was the strongest first half-year performance since air cargo’s rebound from...
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