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House Speaker sets 45-day deadline for airlines to shift domestic flights to Clark

House Speaker sets 45-day deadline for airlines to shift domestic flights to Clark

Feb. 16 | Cebu Pacific domestic flights currently operate out of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants Philippine airlines to transfer their domestic flights to Clark International Airport (CRK) within 45 days to decongest...

Consortium puts forward P350B NAIA development proposal

Consortium puts forward P350B NAIA development proposal

Feb. 14 | A consortium comprising seven of the biggest Philippine conglomerates has submitted a P350-billion unsolicited bid to the government for the development of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) into a regional aviation hub. The NAIA consortium—composed...

Singapore signs open skies deal with Kiribati

Singapore signs open skies deal with Kiribati

Feb. 13 | Singapore has concluded an open skies agreement with Kiribati, liberalizing services between the Southeast Asian country and the sovereign state in the central Pacific Ocean. Under the agreement, the airlines of Singapore and Kiribati will be able to...

Cebu Pacific to kick off direct flight to Batanes

Cebu Pacific to kick off direct flight to Batanes

Feb. 12 | Photo from www.batanes.gov.ph/basco/ Low-cost Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific is launching a direct commercial air service between Manila and Batanes on March 25 as a result of an online canvassing of favorite local tourism destinations. Batanes emerged...

PAL bags 4-star rating from Skytrax

PAL bags 4-star rating from Skytrax

Feb. 11 | Philippine Airlines president and COO Jaime Bautista and PAL chairman and CEO Dr Lucio Tan receive Philippine Airlines’ 4-Star Plaque from Skytrax President Edward Plaisted in a presentation ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza Singapore on February 8,...

Airport freight poised for record 2017; passenger traffic still robust

Airport freight poised for record 2017; passenger traffic still robust

Feb. 10 | Airport passenger traffic remained healthy in November, while freight volumes shot up and are expected to post record growth in 2017, according to the latest data from Airports Council International (ACI). After registering more moderate growth during...

APAC ministers commit to cooperate on regional aviation priorities

APAC ministers commit to cooperate on regional aviation priorities

Feb. 7 | Asia-Pacific (APAC) civil aviation ministers have endorsed a new formal declaration of their shared commitments on high-priority aviation safety and efficiency objectives, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In a statement,...

UPS raises orders for more cargo freighters amid ‘unprecedented’ demand

UPS raises orders for more cargo freighters amid ‘unprecedented’ demand

Feb. 7 | United Parcel Service (UPS) has ordered 14 Boeing 747-8 cargo jets and four new Boeing 767 aircraft, saying these freighters will provide additional capacity in response to accelerating demand for air services. “All of the new aircraft will be added...

PAL mounts more flights to China

PAL mounts more flights to China

Feb. 4 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) is ramping up its operations to China by increasing flight frequency on existing routes and opening up new destinations in the mainland, in support of the national campaign targeting two million annual Chinese tourist arrivals...

2017 a ‘bumper’ year for air cargo—WorldACD

2017 a ‘bumper’ year for air cargo—WorldACD

Feb. 2 | The year 2017 was “a real bumper year,” with positive growth recorded for almost the entire year and many records broken, according to air cargo market data provider WorldACD. December 2017 saw year-over-year growth of 4.5% in worldwide air cargo...
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