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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.

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...

Singapore Airlines brings Boeing’s latest Dreamliner jet to Manila

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has accepted the delivery of Boeing Dreamliner 787-10, one of the 49 ordered by the airline, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 targets to ferry 20 million passengers by 2021

FLAG CARRIER Philippine Airlines (PAL) is targeting to increase its passenger volume to over 20 million by 2021, as it adds more flights. “From 15...

MCIA passenger traffic hits 5.17 million in first half

PASSENGER TRAFFIC at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the country’s second-busiest airport, reached 5.17 million from January to June this year, 16% higher than...

A 37-year history of descent into airline hell

By Joe Nocera, Bloomberg View IF YOU’RE AN airline passenger of a certain age, you remember what it was like in those years before 1978....

Sinking like the Titanic

MOVIE REVIEW Passengers Directed by Morten Tyldum By Richard Roeper One night in the near future, you’ll be on the sofa, surfing at-home movie viewing options, and you’ll...