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Influence of Chinese tourists increasingly seen in airlines

AIRLINES are factoring in the changing traveling habits of Chinese tourists, who are starting to dominate the global tourism market, when they purchase new aircraft

2 new international routes opening in Davao City

DAVAO CITY — The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) is confident that the addition of two more international routes to and from the city this year will boost tourism in the region and other parts of Mindanao.

PAL moves launch of Sapporo flights to October

Philippine Airlines (PAL) said it will move the launch of its flights to Sapporo from its initial schedule on Monday, Sept. 10, to October,...

PAL cancels flights to Osaka due to super typhoon Jebi

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has cancelled flights on Tuesday, Sept. 4, to and from Osaka Kansai in Japan, because of the temporary closure of Kansai...

Direct flights to India expected to boost two-way visitor traffic

INDIA EXPECTS additional direct flights to and from the Philippines to expand visitor traffic both ways, its ambassador said.

Cebu Pacific to mount new domestic flights from Clark

Cebu Pacific announced on Thursday, Aug. 23, it will open two new routes from its Clark hub linking to Davao and Tagbilaran in Bohol...

More airport dev’t needed after NAIA closure

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said the disruption to air travel caused by the airport closure caused by the botched landing of a XiamenAir jet last week highlights the need to develop alternative gateways and upgrade systems at existing airports.

Flights canceled, rerouted, delayed after aircraft stalls at NAIA runway

A CHINESE passenger plane went off a runway at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the Philiippines’ main gateway, on Thursday night amid heavy rains, causing the cancelation or delay of many flights and the airport’s overcrowding as of Friday evening, Aug. 17.

NAIA temporarily closes runway after Chinese aircraft stalls

A Xiamen Airlines aircraft suffered from runway excursion after landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) late evening on Thursday, Aug. 16, the...

One overheated laptop battery could down an airliner — study

A single personal electronic device that overheats and catches fire in checked luggage on an airliner can overpower the aircraft’s fire suppression system, potentially...

Cathay plans job cuts overseas amid competition from China rivals

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. plans to cut jobs at its overseas operations as part of the company’s three-year restructuring efforts, South China Morning Post...

Cebu Pacific to launch Manila-Melbourne flights in August

Cebu Pacific (Cebu Air, Inc.) will be launching direct flights to Melbourne, Australia next month as it looks to maintain its dominance in the...

AirAsia announces $30-billion deal for 100 Airbus planes

Sepang, Malaysia -- Malaysian budget airline AirAsia Thursday announced an additional order of 34 Airbus A330neo planes, bringing the total value of its expanded...

MIAA collection of terminal fees from unused airline tickets at P259...

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said more airlines are turning over unused terminal fees reaching a collection of more than P259 million as...

Cebu Pacific to ‘strictly enforce’ restrictions on carry-on baggage

Cebu Pacific said it will "strictly enforce" its carry-on baggage policy beginning July 17. "This is in line with our continued efforts to streamline operations...

AirAsia announces flights from Clark to Taipei

Philippines AirAsia, Inc. said it is now flying to Taipei from its hub in Clark, Pampanga. In a statement on Friday, July 13, the budget...

Boeing and Embraer in ‘advanced’ talks over merger

Brasília, Brazil -- US aerospace giant Boeing and Embraer are in "advanced negotiations" over a much-anticipated tie-up, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer said on Monday. The...

More than 2,700 new flight routes to open over next 20...

ATR, the world’s largest maker of turboprop aircraft, expects more than 2,700 new routes to be opened by 2037 as regional traffic and demand...

Singapore Air courts PHL ‘luxury’ seekers with Boeing’s newest aircraft

Singapore Airlines (SIA) said it aims to court loyal customers with its new aircraft as it strives to stay competitive in a cost-sensitive Philippine...

Cebu Pacific expands cargo services with conversion of passenger planes

Cebu Air, Inc. has inked a deal to convert two of its passenger planes to a dedicated cargo aircraft. In a statement, the listed operator...

Philippines, Papua New Guinea sign deal to expand air entitlements

The Philippines and Papua New Guinea now have expanded air entitlements after the two governments signed an agreement to improve air connectivity on Thursday. In...

AirAsia cancels Davao-KL flights starting Aug. 21

DAVAO CITY — Malaysia AirAsia Berhad is dropping its flights between Davao and Kuala Lumpur in August, less than a year after launching the service in December 2017.

How to fly the world’s best business class for less than...

On such airlines as Emirates and Singapore, you have to book into lavish first-class cabins to get enclosed suites, made-to-order meals, and name-brand pajamas....

Ready for takeoff? More females training to be pilots

MORE WOMEN are earning their wings now, not as Victoria’s Secret fashion models but as pilots. Flight school Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) in Clark, Pampanga is saying it is preparing to train more women to become pilots.

PAL to take delivery of Airbus A350-900 in the coming weeks

Philippine Airlines (PAL) could expect the delivery of its A350-900 aircraft soon as Airbus reported it has successfully flown the new airplane from the...

Several airlines hold off listing Taiwan as part of China

Several international airlines still listed Taiwan as a separate country on their websites on Friday despite a deadline set by Beijing for carriers to...

Cebu Air net income surges 12% in first quarter

Cebu Air, Inc. reported its net income for the first three months of 2018 stood at P1.437 billion, a 12% surge from the P1.283...

Manila flights help Asian airlines sustain growth in North America network...

The Philippines is an effective bridge for Asian carriers to increase their North American traffic to other Asian countries, the Center for Asia Pacific...

Singapore-Kuala Lumpur is world’s busiest international air route

Singapore -- The trip between Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is the world's busiest international air route, with more than 30,500 flights...

AirAsia bares plan to open more hubs across Philippines

Philippines AirAsia, Inc. has set in its priority projects its plan to build more hubs outside Manila, Kalibo and Cebu, its chief executive officer...

Cathay Pacific to launch Hong Kong-Davao direct flight by Oct.

THE CATHAY Pacific Group is launching a direct flight linking Davao City and Hong Kong starting Oct. 28. In a statement, Cathay Pacific said its...

Cathay Pacific announces Davao-Hong Kong flights

The Cathay Pacific Group is launching a direct flight to and from Davao City and Hong Kong starting October 28. Its regional airline Cathay Dragon...

Airlines back creation of global drone registry -IATA

MONTREAL/SINGAPORE — The world's airlines are backing the development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, as a rise in near collisions by...

New aviation deal to allow flights between Philippines and Maldives

The Philippines and Maldives have signed an air services agreement that will allow direct flights between the two destinations. The agreement provides an initial entitlement...

Airswift opens booking for Davao-El Nido flights

DAVAO CITY — Ayala-owned boutique airline Airswift Transport Inc. has officially opened booking for its El Nido-Davao flights. The airline's El Nido-Davao flights will start...

Cebu Pacific books lower profit in 2017

Cebu Pacific (Cebu Air Inc.) posted a net income of P7.91 billion for 2017, 18.9% lower than the P9.75-billion it earned in 2016, primarily...

World’s best and cleanest airports are found in Asia

Asia has the world’s best airports. Still. That’s according to the latest ranking by Skytrax, which sees Singapore’s Changi taking the top spot for the...

PAL to increase flights to Melbourne

Flagship carrier Philippine Airlines has increased the number of flights from Manila to Melbourne weekly to address the "surge in passenger traffic" along such...

AirAsia eyes integration of ASEAN operations

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor REGIONAL low-cost airline AirAsia Berhad is moving towards the next phase of its business, its founder and CEO Tony Fernandes...

Cebu Air reverses year-ago loss

CEBU Air, Inc. reported P42.1 million in profit in the third quarter, reversing last year’s losses. In a regulatory filing, the listed budget airline said...

PAL targets 17M passenger load

FLAG CARRIER Philippine Airlines (PAL) is aiming to carry between 16.5 million to 17 million passengers next year, anticipating strong demand from Chinese tourists...

PAL to launch 4 routes from Cebu in December

DAVAO CITY – Philippine Airlines (PAL) is capping the year with the launch of several new domestic and international routes from airports outside its...

Cebu Pacific junks plan to fly to Honolulu

CEBU PACIFIC is dropping plans to fly to Honolulu, Hawaii as it focuses on high-demand domestic and Asian destinations. “Before there were plans… there’s no...

AirAsia set to launch Bali, Jakarta flights in January

PHILIPPINES AIRASIA, Inc. will launch flights from Manila to Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia in January 2018. The local unit of the AirAsia Group is...