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Air passengers to rise 28% to hit 3.6 billion in 2016—IATA

In this Nov. 4, 2012, file photo, a United Airlines 787 Dreamliner arrives at O'Hare international Airport in Chicago, from Houston, after making United's inaugural 787 revenue flight. 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) said Thursday, Nov. 6, 2012.  AP PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

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.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Iloilo airport to start servicing int’l flights Nov. 8

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Inaugural flight from Iloilo to Hong Kong of budget carrier Cebu Pacific will be on November 8, while that between Iloilo and Singapore will be on November 9, according to Tourism regional director Helen Catalbas.

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.

Posted: November 4th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lebanon airline employee sacked for scolding ‘Filipinos’

A Middle East Airlines jet lands at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon in this January 2010 file photo. AP

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.”

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bad weather in HK cancels some flights to, from Manila

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Passengers sleep near planes as heavy rain falls on the airport in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning, July 24, 2012. Some flights between Manila and Hong Kong were canceled early Tuesday due to bad weather in China’s special administrative region. AP/NG HAN GUAN

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.

Posted: July 24th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chinese airline to cut services to Manila

China Southern Airlines' new Airbus A380. AFP

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).

Posted: May 15th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NAIA domestic flights to be reduced

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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.

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

20 flights over Philippines on N. Korean rocket path rerouted

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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.

Posted: April 10th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PAL to fly to Bali twice weekly

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National carrier Philippine Airlines says it will operate twice-weekly flights from Manila to the Indonesian resort island of Bali starting in late April.

Posted: March 31st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Air Asia: Where quality service and cost efficiency meet

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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.

Posted: March 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Air France-KLM cuts last direct Manila-EU flight

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.

Posted: March 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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