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Airport upgrade faces uncertainty

THE government has revoked the original proponent status given to the consortium seeking to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), after rejecting the latter’s move to revise the project’s terms in light of the pandemic’s effect on the travel industry.

Gov’t readies airport rules under new normal as cases top 10,000

THE government on Wednesday announced new rules for the so-called new normal at the country’s international and domestic airports, as the coronavirus infections topped 10,000.

China’s CCCC, Macroasia win $10-B Sangley airport project

MANILA — China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC) and its local partner have won an auction for a $10 billion airport on the outskirts of Manila, the latest move by Chinese state firms to gain a foothold in the Philippines.

Local firms bid for Antique, Bukidnon airport projects

SEVERAL companies participated in the Department of Transportation’s (DoTr) bidding for the airport projects in Antique and Bukidnon.

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...

NAIA-QC point-to-point bus service launches; one-way fare set at P100

TRANSPORTATION service provider UBE Express and Araneta Center, Inc. said a new point-to-point (P2P) bus service from Cubao, Quezon City to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will start operating today, Tuesday.

Bicol International Airport project halfway done — DoTr

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) said construction of the Bicol International Airport is 50% complete and is well on track for its opening in...

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.

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...

BI issues new travel cards for international passengers

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Thursday, July 12, in a statement it has started issuing new arrival and departure cards for international...

COA: BI lost P869 million in potential revenue due to confusion...

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Bureau of Immigration (BI) in 2017 lost around P869 million of potential revenue from express lane fees due to...

New MCIA terminal to service int’l flights starting on July 1

LAPU-LAPU CITY, MACTAN — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday led the inauguration of the second terminal of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA), which is expected to ease congestion at the Philippines’ second busiest gateway.

NAIA consortium may secure OPS for airport rehab project in two...

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is eyeing to grant in two weeks the original proponent status (OPS) to the consortium of seven conglomerates seeking...

Duty Free to open two retail stores in June

Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) will be opening a luxury story and a new shopping outlet next month-- the Duty Free Philippines Luxe Store...

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...

BCDA seeks bidders for Clark airport contract

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), is calling for bidders for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of...

SMC’s Bulacan airport proposal among projects approved by government

THE NATIONAL Economic and Development (NEDA) Board gave the go signal to 20 projects during its meeting on Wednesday, April 25, including large-scale projects...

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...

NAIA consortium open to reducing concession period for airport rehab project

The consortium of corporations bidding to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) said they are open to reducing the concession open period for...

DoTr unveils expanded Tacloban airport terminal

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) on Friday, March 16, inaugurated the expanded passenger terminal building (PTB) of the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban...

DoTr clears NAIA ‘super consortium’s proposal for evaluation

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) has completed the evaluation of the bid of the "super consortium" of conglomerates to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International...

AEV submits P148-billion unsolicited proposal to revamp regional airports

The infrastructure unit of the Aboitiz Group submitted an unsolicited proposal to modernize four major regional airports for close to P150 billion. Aboitiz Equity Ventures,...

Poe: Expand NAIA to solve airport congestion

Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares on Thursday, March 1, said the airport congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) would be better solved through its...

Tycoons’ Manila airport bid gets challenged by $3 billion offer

A venture of Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Infrastructure Ltd. submitted a $3 billion proposal to upgrade and expand the Philippine capital’s 70-year-old airport,...

The proposed NAIA upgrade: what you need to know

A CONSORTIUM composed of some of the country’s biggest conglomerates has submitted to the government a P350-billion unsolicited proposal for the rehabilitation, operation and...

Group of PHL conglomerates submits proposal for NAIA rehab

A group of the country’s seven biggest conglomerates submitted on Monday, Feb. 12, their unsolicited proposal to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to rehabilitate...

Sangley Point airport has location edge, but reclamation costly — official

AN AIRPORT in Sangley Point, Cavite would have a proximity advantage over Bulacan should the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) be permanently closed, but...

Airport congestion still expected during Christmas travel season

PASSENGERS will still experience air traffic and congestion at the terminals of the country’s main gateway, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, despite a few...

Cebu Pacific designates new hub, adds two new routes

CEBU Pacific Air (CEB) now has another hub and two new routes connecting Mindanao to other regions in Luzon and Visayas. In a statement released...

PAL dusts off NAIA 2 dev’t pitch

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) has revived its proposal to build a P20-billion ($400-million) annex to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 to address...

7 groups buy bid documents for Clark int’l airport phase 1

SEVEN GROUPS have bought bid documents ahead of pre-qualification for the Clark International Airport Phase 1 upgrade, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)...

MPIC mulls bid to operate Clark airport terminal

METRO PACIFIC Investments Corp. (MPIC) is interested in taking over the operations and maintenance (O&M) of Clark International Airport’s proposed new terminal when the...

Now airports have gyms, too

AMERICA’S AIRPORTS are where long lines, crowds, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) combine to make life miserable. But once the metal detectors, explosives-sniffers,...

Airports to toll roads top picks amid boom in infrastructure

MANILA’S Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Indonesia’s PT Krakatau Steel and Airports of Thailand Pcl. are among the top investor picks as Southeast Asian governments...