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What Went Before: When PH held Category 2 aviation status


For six consecutive years the Philippines held a Category 2 aviation status after the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded the country’s rating due to safety concerns.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese passengers mob Cebu Pacific pilots

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Irate Chinese tourists of a chartered plane mobbed and harassed two Filipino pilots at the arrival area of the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) early on Saturday after their flight was canceled due to bad weather.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH military joins search for missing Malaysian jet

Journalists wait at the entrance of reception center and holding area for family and friend of passengers aboard a missing plane, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday. AP

The Philippine military will continue with its search for a missing Malaysian Airlines plane until Malaysian authorities officially declare that it has been found off Vietnam’s coast, Defense spokesperson Peter Galvez said Saturday.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

100 ‘lucky’ OFWs on 1st Cebu Pacific flight from Dubai

100 ‘LUCKY’ JUANS  The return leg of Cebu Pacific’s inaugural flight to Dubai brought home 100 OFWs who won Cebu Pacific and GMA Pinoy TV’s 100 Lucky Juans promo. Upon their arrival in Manila on Tuesday, they were brought to Resorts World Manila for a reunion with their loved ones. Cebu Pacific president Lance Gokongwei (second from left) welcomes the promo winners.

The maiden flight of budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air to Dubai opened up business opportunities for both the airline and the country.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 flights from Hong Kong diverted to Clark airport


Two flights from Hong Kong were diverted to Clark International Airport due to bad weather, the Department of Transportation and Communication said Saturday.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

International flights into PH cancelled–DOTC

Photo released by the Philippine Air Force shows vehicles lined up as they wait for floods to subside in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013. Some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record fell for a second day Tuesday, turning the capital's roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response. AP/Philippine Air Force

International flights going into the country were cancelled anew Wednesday morning due to the continuous rains and floods brought by the southwest monsoon.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PAL, Sea Air cancels morning flights—NAIA exec

NAIA terminal 3. FILE PHOTO

Flights of Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Sea Air were cancelled Tuesday morning due to the continuous rains and floods brought by tropical storm “Maring.”

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unruly passenger on Qantas flight sent back to Australia

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Because of his alleged unruly behavior on a Qantas Airlines flight to Manila, an Australian man was sent back to Sydney immediately after arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday evening, the police said Saturday.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lifting of PH air ban in Europe seen

EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux   FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

ICAO says PH now meets int’l aviation safety standards


The International Civil Aviation Organization has officially taken the Philippines off its list of countries with unresolved Significant Safety Concerns (SSCs).

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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