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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 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 Holdings confirms departure of two board members

TWO board members of Philippine Airlines (PAL), Inc., former central bank governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. and lawyer Estelito P. Mendoza, have resigned, PAL Holdings, Inc. confirmed Friday.

Philippine Airlines’ A321neo SR to be used for regional flights

PHILIPPINES Airlines (PAL) has started a new phase of its fleet modernization program with the receipt of a brand-new jet which it will use for regional flights.

Philippine airlines report mixed Q2 results

LISTED Philippine airlines posted mixed earnings in the second quarter, as Cebu Air, Inc. doubled its earnings while PAL Holdings, Inc. slumped to a bigger loss.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 ‘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 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...

BIR ordered to refund nearly P900M to PAL

THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to refund Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) nearly P900 million in taxes...

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...

Underwater photography shootout

THE STAGE is set for the world’s largest underwater macro photography shootout and it is happening in the Philippines. Dubbed as the “World Cup of...

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 settles P6B debt to CAAP, MIAA

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) on Friday settled its P6 billion debt to the the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and Civil Aviation Authority of the...

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...

PAL looking for partners for NAIA-2 expansion project

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) is planning to submit to the government its unsolicited proposal for the expansion of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 (NAIA-2)...

Gov’t threatens action vs PAL over billions in unpaid fees

THE Duterte administration is going after Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) over P7.3 billion in alleged unpaid fees, as President Rodrigo R. Duterte threatened to...

Corporate regulator OK’s Philippine Airlines’ equity restructuring

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the application of Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) to decrease its authorized capital stock, alongside the increase...

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...

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...

PAL announces change of terminal in Middle East flights

By Imee Charlee C. Delavin, Senior Reporter PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) on Friday, June 30, announced changes in the arrival and departure terminal of its Middle...

Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts

By Zsarlene B. Chua How to fasten your seat belt, how to operate a life jacket, and how to use the oxygen masks — these...

Two precious promo ads that should not be missed

Ads & Ends Nanette Franco-Diyco AMID THE PROLIFERATION of all sorts of commercials during Christmas, there were two beautiful digital ads that touched many a heart...

Permission to fly

Lilybeth Tan-Ng flies planes. Her father, Lucio Tan, one of the richest people in the Philippines, owns an entire airline. Words ROBERT JA BASILIO JR. |...