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PAL appoints Santa Maria as new president, COO

PAL Holdings, Inc., operator of Philippine Airlines (PAL), has selected Gilbert F. Santa Maria as its new president and chief operating officer (COO).

Philippine Airlines to maintain London, US flights

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) is committed to maintaining its Manila-London flights, and expanding its services to United States, despite a recommendation from an aviation think tank to abandon its long-haul routes.

Billionaire Lucio Tan to become PAL’s transitional president

BILLIONAIRE Lucio C. Tan will be the interim president of his Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) after the retirement of its long-time head.

PAL, Cebu Pacific on-time performance improves in July

PHILIPPINE Airlines, Inc. (PAL) and Cebu Pacific showed significant improvements in their on-time performance (OTP) in July, two weeks after they signed signed pledges to improve with the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

PAL names new chief commercial officer

PHILIPPINES Airlines (PAL) is expecting to see changes in leadership following the appointment of Executive Vice-President Vivienne K. Tan as officer-in-charge of the company last month.

PAL, AirAsia PHL still studying move to Sangley

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) gathered airline operators Wednesday to sign a pledge of commitment supporting the government’s initiatives to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), particularly the development of Danilo Atienza Air Base in Sangley as an alternative gateway.

PAL OK’s Bautista’s retirement

THE retirement of Jaime J. Bautista as president and chief operating officer of Philippine Airlines (PAL) has been approved by its board of directors yesterday, and will be effective by the end of the month.

PAL named most improved airline; AirAsia gets award as best low-cost...

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday received the award for “world’s most improved airline” during the 2019 World Airline Awards, boosting the flag carrier’s efforts to secure a five-star rating by next year.

PAL prexy Bautista retires; Vivienne Tan named OIC

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) operator PAL Holdings, Inc. is preparing for the daughter of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lucio C. Tan to take the reins of the company, following the retirement of President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista.

Philippine Airlines, PALEA sign collective bargaining agreement

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) and its labor group PAL Employees Association (PALEA) inked a five-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that provides for “enhanced employment terms” for the latter’s members.

PAL suspends launch of New Delhi flights

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) is postponing the reopening of its direct flights from Manila to New Delhi due to the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan.

PAL sets 17 million passenger volume target for 2019

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) is targeting to ferry 17 million passengers this year, 6% higher than the 16 million passengers served in 2018.

PAL to upgrade passenger service system

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) said it is preparing to upgrade its passenger service system in line with efforts to secure a five-star rating.

Japan’s ANA in talks to invest in PAL

MANILA — Japan’s ANA Holdings, Inc. said on Wednesday it is in talks with Philippine Airlines, Inc.’s parent company PAL Holdings about making an investment but it had not yet made a “concrete decision.”

PAL eyes deal with strategic investor within 1st half

PHILIPPINE Airlines, Inc. (PAL) looks to complete a deal with a strategic investor within the first half of the year, which could help boost its operations as the flag carrier adds new routes to both Asian and North American destinations.

PAL, Cebu Pacific planning new routes amid fleet expansion

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) and Cebu Pacific are looking to launch new routes next year as both airlines expand their fleet.

PAL, CebuPac expect better Q4

THE listed operators of Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific expect to see better financial performance in the fourth quarter, as jet fuel prices have gone down.

PAL operator trims losses in Q3

THE operator of Philippine Airlines (PAL) trimmed its attributable net loss by 15% to P2.54 billion in the third quarter.

PAL bags four-star rating from US-based APEX

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) said it has been awarded a four-star rating by US-based aviation group Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) for its inflight service, seats and cabin products.

PAL, Cebu Pacific raise fares as fuel cost rises

LOCAL airlines have started imposing higher fares for domestic and international flights after the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) approved a fuel surcharge matrix to address the rising price of jet fuel.

More PAL flights in October for ‘winter season’

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) is adding more local and international flights from Manila, Clark, Cebu and Davao as it braces for the coming of the “winter season” next month.

PAL postpones launch of Manila-Sapporo flights after strong earthquake in Hokkaido

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) is pushing back the launch of its Manila-Sapporo flight to October, after Hokkaido was hit by an earthquake on Thursday.

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...

PAL equity restructuring gets SEC green light

THE operator of Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Monday said the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the equity restructuring plan to partially wipe out its deficit.

PAL asks SEC to approve equity restructuring

PAL HOLDINGS, Inc. said it sought Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) approval of a new equity restructuring plan.

Dumaguete Airport reopens

THE DUMAGUETE Airport reopened yesterday morning, 24 hours after it was closed on Tuesday following a Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane tire failure while on landing roll.

13 Dumaguete flights affected after PAL plane tire failure

FLIGHTS TO and from Dumaguete City were delayed on Tuesday, Aug. 14, after a Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane from Manila experienced tire failure while on landing roll, causing runway closure.

PAL losses contract 16.79% in Q2

THE listed operator of Philippine Airlines (PAL) saw a 16.79% cut in its losses in the second quarter driven by higher passenger volumes and other revenues.

PAL strengthens bid for five-star Skytrax rating with new aircraft

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) is strengthening its push to be awarded a five-star rating by international airline rating organization Skytrax by 2020 with the delivery of two new aircraft.

Despite tirades, Duterte wishes tycoon Lucio Tan ‘a thousand years more’

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, July 17, wished Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) chairman Dr. Lucio Tan "a thousand years...

PAL to mount flights to Sapporo in September

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) will start flying to Sapporo in September, as Japan gains popularity as a tourist destination among Filipinos.

PAL to open direct flights to Sapporo in September

FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) introduced Sapporo as its sixth direct-flight destination to Japan.

PAL flies to Auckland with tri-class A330

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) on Monday said it has started using a tri-class Airbus A330-343 on its non-stop flights to Auckland, New Zealand.

PAL to use VR technology for cabin crew training

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) has announced it will start using virtual reality (VR) technology for all its cabin crew training, beginning with latest batch of trainees.

PAL to take delivery of Airbus 350-900 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 assembly line in Toulouse, France, gearing it up for the final phase of production.

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...

PAL expects to be more cost efficient on long-haul flights

SYDNEY — Philippine Airlines, Inc., which has been reporting losses on its New York route, expects cost efficiency to improve on long-haul flights after it switches to the fuel-efficient Airbus AIR.PA A350-900 in October, its chief executive said.

PAL expects ‘modest’ profit this year amid rising oil prices

PAL Holdings, Inc., the listed operator of Philippine Airlines (PAL), is aiming to post a “modest profit” this year, as rising fuel prices are expected to weigh on the bottom line.

PAL expects ‘modest profit’ this year

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is looking to swing to “modest profit” this year after posting a loss of P7.1 billion in 2017. PAL President Jaime J....

PAL seeks higher fuel surcharge

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) is now seeking a higher fuel surcharge, after the cost of jet fuel continued to rise since it filed its initial application with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) in December.

PAL taps Airbus FHS for A350-900 maintenance

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) has tapped a unit of European aerospace company Airbus to handle the maintenance of its A350-900 aircraft. In a statement, the company...

Philippine Airlines to fly to New Delhi, Mumbai, Sapporo by fourth...

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) is planning to mount nonstop flights from Manila to New Delhi and Mumbai in India and to Sapporo in Japan by...

PAL hopeful of signing deal with strategic investor this year

DAVAO CITY — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines Inc. (PAL) is finalizing talks with a group of investors that would also help develop markets, according...

PAL to beef up regional hubs in Davao, Clark, Cebu

By Maya M. Padillo, Correspondent DAVAO CITY — Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) is now putting focus on the expansion of domestic and international flights to...