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EU lifts air ban on Cebu Pacific

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The European Union (EU) formally announced Thursday the lifting of the air ban on Cebu Pacific Airlines to Europe.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Feds arrest drunken PAL passenger who attacked attendants

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LOS ANGELES, California – Federal officers arrested a drunken Filipino passenger aboard a US-bound Philippine Airlines flight for allegedly trying to kiss a female flight attendant and attacking a male a crew member who came to her aid.
A California-based security guard, 53-year-old Edgar Nonga was returning from the Philippines with his parents when the disturbance involving him occurred.
Nonga admitted having had four drinks at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport lounge in Manila before boarding PAL flight 112 for Los Angeles. He allegedly helped himself to liquor he found in the plane’s galley.
A witness said an attendant refused to serve Nonga another drink, and he began cursing at attendants in Tagalog and threatened to kill one of them. He then reportedly tried to kiss a female attendant.
A male flight attendant came to his colleague’s aid, at which point Nonga began punching the attendant in the head and body. Nonga reportedly held keys in his knuckles as a weapon during the attack.
Hi parents apologized for his behavior after he was restrained, but he began hitting the male attendant again. Other crew members and passengers were able to restrain him.
He was arrested upon landing in Los Angeles on Sunday morning and is facing federal charges for disrupting a flight crew. He could be sent to prison on a 20-year sentence.
Nonga, who is currently free on $10,000 bail, is scheduled to appear in federal court on April 1. He claims to have had no history of being diagnosed with any mental illness and was honorably discharged from the US Navy. He was reportedly arrested for drunk driving in 2010.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Read More »

4 flights from NAIA to Hong Kong cancelled, others delayed

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At least four flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to and from Hong Kong were cancelled on Wednesday as typhoon Utor (known as typhoon Labuyo in the Philippines) battered the Chinese territory and nearby areas.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

KLM Airlines’ denial of Filipino World Youth Day delegate’s flight hit

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An Air France-KLM plane on an airport tarmac. The airline reportedly prevented an 18-year-old indigenous Filipino woman, who was en route to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for World Youth Day from boarding on her onward flight on July 20 at the Kuala Lumpur airport because she appeared “not ready to travel” even if she had a folder with full documentation supporting her trip to Brazil.  PHOTO FROM AIRFRANCEKLM-FINANCE.COM

An 18-year-old indigenous Filipino woman who was en route to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for World Youth Day was denied boarding on her onward flight on July 20 at the Kuala Lumpur airport, because personnel of KLM Airlines said she appeared “not ready to travel” even if she had a folder with full documentation supporting her trip to Brazil.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH aviation officials await US probe on Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco

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This aerial photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday,  July 6, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Philippine air safety officials are awaiting official investigation results of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States after an Asiana Airlines flight carrying 291 passengers from South Korea crashed upon landing at San Francisco International Airport on July 6 ( San Francisco time), a top official said. Two deaths have so far been reported by US media outlets.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PAL offers business class special from San Francisco and LA to 14 Asian cities

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Business class travel for two from San Francisco and Los Angeles to 14 Asian destinations is now available from Philippine Airlines for as low as US$5,388 for a limited period.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Zest Airways suspends chartered flights between Aklan, Taipei

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Local budget carrier Zest Airways has suspended its daily chartered flights between Kalibo, Aklan, and Taipei amid the ongoing bitter tensions between the Philippines and Taiwan.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Zest Air cancels flights to Taipei

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The escalating row between Taiwan and Philippines and Taipei has started to spill over into the country’s tourism sector, with some airline and hotel operators starting to express concern and others already feeling the pinch in the wake of the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman in Philippine waters.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PAL offers in-flight phone, Wi-Fi; launches big domestic seat sale

Philippine Airlines passengers in a couple of months will be able to call, text, tweet, email and surf the Internet while flying across Asia Pacific, Australasia and North America as the airlines becomes the first Philippine-based carrier to offer passengers both GSM and Wi-Fi Internet.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Iloilo airport reports increasing visitor arrivals via international flights

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International flight arrivals at the Iloilo airport continued to increase at the start of this year, boosting optimism in the tourism industry of the city and province of Iloilo.

Posted: March 30th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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