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Capacity, investment crunch in Asia’s airports needs to be addressed—ACI

Capacity, investment crunch in Asia’s airports needs to be addressed—ACI

Aug. 21 | Airports Council International (ACI) is calling for an increase in capacity and investment in airports in Asia-Pacific to enhance the socioeconomic benefits aviation provides the region. Angela Gittens, ACI director general, said increased capacity can...

DOTr, BCDA turn over operations of Clark airport to LIPAD

DOTr, BCDA turn over operations of Clark airport to LIPAD

Aug. 17 | CLARK, PAMPANGA – The operation and maintenance of Clark International Airport (CRK) was formally turned over to Luzon International Premiere Airport Development (LIPAD) Corp on August 16, 2019. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade...

Cebu Pacific’s first dedicated freighter starts service on Sept 4

Cebu Pacific’s first dedicated freighter starts service on Sept 4

Aug. 16 | At the inauguration of Cebu Pacific’s first dedicated freighter, from left: Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Capt. Jim Sydiongco; CAAP Deputy Director General for Operations Capt. Don Mendoza; Civil Aeronautics Board...

CAB lowers airline fuel surcharge rate for Sep-Oct

CAB lowers airline fuel surcharge rate for Sep-Oct

Aug. 16 | Image by skeeze from Pixabay The drop in jet fuel prices has prompted the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to reduce the passenger fuel surcharge airlines operating in the Philippines may collect from September to October 2019. In an August 15 advisory,...

DOTr officially awards Bulacan airport project to San Miguel

DOTr officially awards Bulacan airport project to San Miguel

Aug. 16 | The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has formally awarded to San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC) the Bulacan International Airport (BIA) project. Under the Notice of Award (NOA) given on August 14, SMHC will undertake the financing, design, construction,...

PAL posts P3B loss in H1

PAL posts P3B loss in H1

Aug. 15 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) reported a net loss of P3.01 billion for the first half of 2019, 355% more than its year-on-year loss of P661.56 million due to higher operational expenses following a change in accounting policies. Consolidated revenues for...

Cebu Pacific income surges 115.7% in H1

Cebu Pacific income surges 115.7% in H1

Aug. 14 | Cebu Pacific earned P7.139 billion in net income in the first half of 2019, an increase of 115.7% from the P3.309-billion net income reported in the same period last year. Revenues for the first six months of 2019 reached P44.703 billion, 18.2% higher...

CAB requires original copies of docs in application for authority to operate

CAB requires original copies of docs in application for authority to operate

Aug. 14 | The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) is requiring air freight forwarders, general sales agents, cargo sales agents and offline carriers applying for an authority to operate to provide original copies of required documents. Starting August 7, the duplicate...

HKIA obtains interim injunction against protesters

HKIA obtains interim injunction against protesters

Aug. 14 | Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) said it has obtained an interim injunction to “restrain persons from unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use of Hong Kong International Airport (the Airport).” In a brief statement...

Gov’t orders acceleration of Antique airport development

Gov’t orders acceleration of Antique airport development

Aug. 13 | The development of Antique airport is being fast tracked with new target completion date eyed for June 2020. Photo from the Department of Transportation. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) have...