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Philippine Airlines to provide free RT-PCR tests to arriving OFWs

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) on Thursday said it would offer free reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests to arriving overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their dependents.

PAL ready to offer nonstop flights as gov’t eases travel requirements

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) on Tuesday said it is ready to offer nonstop flights after the government allowed the visa-free entry of returning Filipinos or “balikbayans” beginning Dec. 7.

PAL eyes court protection from creditors, says DoF

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) is planning to seek court protection from creditors as it works on a debt restructuring plan, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said on Wednesday.

Philippine Airlines plans court protection as pandemic hits finances 

Philippine Airlines plans to seek court protection from creditors while it pursues debt restructuring with government help, the finance minister said on Wednesday, as...

PAL launches deals to boost air travel demand

FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is offering promotional low fares aimed at boosting air travel during the last quarter of the year and the first six months of 2021, its spokesperson said.

PAL to offer 122 weekly flights next month

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will further increase its domestic and international flights next month.

PAL not in ‘immediate’ risk of bankruptcy

PHILIPPINE Airlines is not in immediate danger of bankruptcy as its shareholders have injected around P15.2 billion into the flag carrier to keep it afloat, its top official said on Thursday.

PAL further bleeds as last year’s losses more than double to...

THE listed operator of flag carrier Philippine Airlines reported a net loss of P10.31 billion last year, more than twice the attributable losses to equity holders recorded a year earlier.

PAL studies flights from Davao hub

FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday said it is studying the possibility of mounting commercial flights to Iloilo, Siargao, and Tagbilaran from its Davao hub ahead of the normal resumption of regular operations.

Local airlines cancel commercial flights until May 31

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific, Cebgo and Philippines AirAsia on Wednesday announced the extension of the suspension of their commercial flights until May 31.

PAL, Cebu Pacific prepare to fly again

BUDGET carrier Cebu Pacific and flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday unveiled their safety measures as they prepare for the resumption of commercial flights.

PHL airlines extend flight suspensions

THE country’s major airlines on Friday said all domestic and international flights will remain suspended until May 15, after the government extended the lockdown measures in the National Capital Region and key areas around the country.

PAL, Cebu Pacific, 2Go cancel trips until April 30

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL), budget airline Cebu Pacific, and shipping and logistics provider 2Go Group Inc. (2Go) have canceled their passenger trips up...

PAL plans to resume some flights

Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to partly operate international routes next month, the flag carrier said ahead of the government decision to extend the quarantine...

PAL sets flights to London for British travelers

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be mounting two special flights from Manila to London's Heathrow airport on Tuesday, April 7, the flag carrier said.

PAL, AirAsia cancel flights after Metro Manila ‘quarantine’

FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) and budget carrier Philippines AirAsia, Inc. announced on Friday the cancellation of hundreds of their domestic flights to and from Manila from March 15 to April 14 in view of the implementation of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “community quarantine” order.

PAL slashes 300 jobs to stem worsening losses

FLAG CARRIER Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced on Friday that it has cut about 300 jobs as a way to recover from its 2019 losses, which worsened in the first two months of 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

PAL increases capital stock to P30 billion

FLAG CARRIER Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) on Tuesday announced that it had increased its authorized capital stock to P30 billion from P13 billion to raise funds for the company’s “transformation towards sustainable profitability.”

PAL readies special Xiamen flights for stranded passengers after ban

FLAG CARRIER Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be deploying “special flights” between Manila and Xiamen on Monday next week to carry stranded passengers after their flights were canceled when President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered a travel ban.

PAL, Cebu Pacific cut flights to and from China

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific will be reducing their regular flights to and from China beginning February.

Airlines update flights after Taal eruption

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES, Inc. (PAL) has cancelled 15 flights to and from Manila on Tuesday to accommodate flights to certain routes that were cancelled recently due to the Taal Volcano eruption.

3 airlines will help repatriate OFWs from the Middle East

THE country’s three major airlines — Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Philippines AirAsia — have committed to help the government in the repatriation of Filipinos working and living in the countries in the Middle East that are affected by the Iran-United States conflict.

PAL’s Board of Directors appoints new vice chair

CARMEN K. TAN, spouse of billionaire Lucio C. Tan, Sr., is the new vice chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL).

PAL to fly direct to Perth in March

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) will launch direct flights from Manila to Perth, Australia in March 2020.

PAL to launch Davao-Manado, Zamboanga-Kota Kinabalu flights

DAVAO CITY — Philippine Airlines (PAL) subsidiary Air Philippines Corp., also known as PAL Express, has agreed to serve the Davao-Manado and Zamboanga-Kota Kinabalu routes starting March 31 next year, Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), said over the weekend.

Manila-bound PAL plane makes emergency landing in LA

A PHILIPPINE Airlines flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said.

PAL operator’s losses widen

LOSSES of PAL Holdings, Inc. (PAL) ballooned in the third quarter, due to a decline in passenger and cargo revenues.

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.