By Tarra Quismundo
Negotiations for the lifting of Europe’s blanket air ban against Philippine carriers are “on a very positive curve” as the European Union wants the issue resolved soon in hopes of bolstering trade and tourism with the Philippines, according to the EU ambassador here.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
The International Civil Aviation Organization has officially taken the Philippines off its list of countries with unresolved Significant Safety Concerns (SSCs).
Airline passenger numbers are set to rise by over a quarter in the coming years to hit 3.6 billion in 2016, with China accounting for nearly one in four new travelers, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced Thursday.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Civil aviation and tourism officials in Western Visayas are gearing up for the opening of direct international flights to and from the Iloilo international airport on November 8.
An official said Tuesday that an employee of Lebanon’s national airline MEA was fired after a passenger complained in a social media campaign that the worker humiliated travelers from the Philippines at the Beirut airport and told them over the loudspeaker, “Filipino people, stop talking.”
By Tina G. Santos
Some flights between Manila and Hong Kong were canceled early Tuesday due to bad weather in China’s special administrative region. According to the Manila International Airport Authority, the early morning flight service of both Cathay Pacific and Cebu Pacific had to be canceled as airline companies cited extremely bad weather in Hong Kong wrought by Typhoon Vicente.
State media say a major Chinese airline will suspend some flights to the Philippines to reflect a drop in tourists traveling there amid a standoff between Beijing and Manila over territory in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
By Tina G. Santos
Civil aviation authorities intend to scale down the number of domestic flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport due to congestion that often results in delayed or cancelled flights.
Several airlines will reroute flights over the Philippines to avoid a rocket North Korea is expected to launch between this and next week, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said Tuesday.
National carrier Philippine Airlines says it will operate twice-weekly flights from Manila to the Indonesian resort island of Bali starting in late April.
By Karen Boncocan
Fly to Aklan and Davao in an airline where you don’t have to pay much and yet where service is of the highest quality.
The Philippines has lost the last direct flight to Europe with a decision by Air France-KLM to stop flying the route because of high taxes levied by the Philippine government.