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AAPA highlights recommendations on future growth, safety of air travel

AAPA highlights recommendations on future growth, safety of air travel

Oct. 22 | Airline leaders in Asia-Pacific have arrived at a series of resolutions aimed at maintaining pressure on states and industry to resolve current regulatory issues relating to safety, environment, infrastructure, and passenger rights, according to the Association...

PAL gears up for nonstop MNL-NYC service starting Oct 29

PAL gears up for nonstop MNL-NYC service starting Oct 29

Oct. 19 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) will mount a direct nonstop service to New York from Manila starting October 29, 2018, making it the first domestic airline with a direct service between the Big Apple and the Philippines. A brand-new PAL Airbus A350-900 will...

PH gets P2B JICA loan to fund New Bohol Airport’s phase 2 development

PH gets P2B JICA loan to fund New Bohol Airport’s phase 2 development

Oct. 10 | Image from www.chiyodacorp.com/en/projects/new-bohol-airport.html The Philippines’ Department of Finance (DOF) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed an agreement extending a JPY4.376-billion (about P2.10 billion or US$40.61 million)...

ICAO: ASEAN air traffic to triple by 2033 but needs enhanced safety oversight

ICAO: ASEAN air traffic to triple by 2033 but needs enhanced safety oversight

Oct. 8 | The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said air traffic volumes in Southeast Asia are expected to more than triple 15 years from now, opening up tremendous opportunities but also posing serious challenges and issues relating to aviation...

Air travel in AsPac to grow 5.5% yearly, support 44M jobs by 2036—report

Air travel in AsPac to grow 5.5% yearly, support 44M jobs by 2036—report

Oct. 5 | Air transport in the Asia-Pacific region is seen to expand by 5.5% annually over the next 20 years, driving economic growth and creating millions more jobs for the region, according to a new report. The new publication, “Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders,”...

Cebu Pacific launches new Cebu-Macau connection in Dec

Cebu Pacific launches new Cebu-Macau connection in Dec

Oct. 4 | Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific is opening a new route linking Cebu to Macau to further promote Cebu as a gateway to and from the rest of the Visayas and Mindanao. Starting December 7, 2018, Cebu Pacific will begin operating direct flights from Cebu to...

August shows flat air cargo growth for third straight month

August shows flat air cargo growth for third straight month

Oct. 3 | Worldwide air cargo volumes in August showed only a slight year-over-year increase of 0.6%, the third month in a row of minimal growth, according to WorldACD, citing its latest traffic data. The small shift towards longer haul markets also continued,...

PAL seeks fuel surcharge on cargo shipments

PAL seeks fuel surcharge on cargo shipments

Oct. 1 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) has filed a petition with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) for the flag carrier to impose a fuel surcharge for its international and domestic cargo operations. In its petition, PAL is proposing a fuel surcharge fee for domestic...

Air cargo demand quite firm moving into peak season—AAPA

Air cargo demand quite firm moving into peak season—AAPA

Oct. 1 | International air cargo industry demand remained relatively firm in August and while heading into the peak season, according to traffic data from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). Meanwhile, air passenger markets also showed robust growth...

DBM eyes P2.16B budget for air transport projects next year

DBM eyes P2.16B budget for air transport projects next year

Sep. 29 | The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is allocating a P2.16-billion budget for air transport infrastructure in 2019 to boost the Philippines’ bid to become a major global aviation market player by 2022. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno in a...
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