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Domestic airlines lift 54% less cargo in first 9 months

Domestic airlines lift 54% less cargo in first 9 months

Nov. 30 | Cargo volume handled by domestic airlines dropped 54% in the first nine months of 2020 due to cancelled flights amid travel restrictions in the wake of COVID-19 Civil Aeronautics Board data showed the biggest quarterly decline was recorded in the...

PAL offers in-house PCR test for outbound passengers

PAL offers in-house PCR test for outbound passengers

Nov. 28 | PAL’s COVID-19 RT-PCR testing facility will release results within 24 hours The testing site is located at the Philippine Airlines Learning Center in Ermita, Manila Photo from Philippine Airlines. Philippine Airlines is offering passengers...

Cebu Pacific sets pilot antigen test for GenSan travelers

Cebu Pacific sets pilot antigen test for GenSan travelers

Nov. 27 | • Cebu Pacific will pilot the Test Before Boarding initiative, providing Manila passengers antigen testing at the airport before boarding their flight for General Santos City • During the December 3 to 14 pilot run, all Cebu Pacific passengers flying...

High airfreight rates to stay amid capacity squeeze, coming vaccine

High airfreight rates to stay amid capacity squeeze, coming vaccine

Nov. 27 | Airfreight space is improving but will remain tight until belly capacity in passenger aircraft returns to normal, according to Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association, Inc. (PMTLAI) president Marilyn Alberto As of August, aircraft...

PAL eyes court protection from creditors

PAL eyes court protection from creditors

Nov. 26 | Philippine Airlines plans to seek court protection as it grapples with mounting debt Airline has not confirmed measure but said it’s working on a comprehensive recovery and restructuring plan Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to seek...

MacroAsia, Chinese partner submit final docs for Sangley airport project

MacroAsia, Chinese partner submit final docs for Sangley airport project

Nov. 26 | MacroAsia and China Communications Construction JV has submitted its consortium agreement for the multibillion Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) Project after several deadline extensions MacroAsia earlier said the pandemic caused delays in...

Aviation groups laud ICAO’s COVID testing guide to reduce quarantine reliance

Aviation groups laud ICAO’s COVID testing guide to reduce quarantine reliance

Nov. 24 | Air travel organizations welcomed ICAO’s newly published ‘Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures’ The manual helps countries assess COVID-19 tests and include them as part of their overall air transport public health...

Infrastructure, logistics still among PH investment priorities

Infrastructure, logistics still among PH investment priorities

Nov. 24 | Infrastructure and logistics are again among the preferred investment activities qualified for fiscal incentives under the newly signed Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) The 2020 IPP covers the same preferred activities listed in the 2017 IPP, but...

Megawide-GMR tandem completes P109B NAIA project requirements

Megawide-GMR tandem completes P109B NAIA project requirements

Nov. 24 | The Megawide-GMR consortium has submitted the last additional requirements for its P109-billion proposal to rehabilitate and transform Ninoy Aquino International Airport Additional documents include the consortium’s statement of joint solidary...

Asia leads Oct air cargo recovery, revenue spike

Asia leads Oct air cargo recovery, revenue spike

Nov. 23 | The world’s air cargo volume fell 11% in October 2020 from October 2019, but is up 8% over September 2020, as the sector continues to bounce back steadily since April Air cargo revenues increased 66% in October year-on-year and 4.3% compared to...