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PAL, Cebu Pacific Start Imposing Fuel Surcharge on Domestic and Int'l Flights

Both airlines raised fares following approval from the Civil Aeronautics Board

Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific, the two biggest domestic airlines in the country, have imposed fuel surcharges on plane ticket fares starting September 19, Wednesday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on September 25.The airlines’ imposition of surcharges came following the approval ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 25, 2018 04:00:00
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Brace for Higher-Priced Flights as PH Airlines Win Approval to Collect Fuel Surcharge

Civil Aeronautics Board move will help airlines offset rising aviation fuel prices

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), the aviation regulatory body of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), has approved a fare matrix that includes fuel surcharges for local airlines, according to a news story by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.“We have to let airlines survive ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 10, 2018 03:00:00
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Mactan-Cebu Airport to Close Runway for 5 Hours Each Day from Sept. 1 to 21

Airlines have announced flight cancellations and rescheduling due to the closure

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) has announced that it will close the runway of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) every day from September 1 to 21 between 1:30 AM and 6:30 AM to give way to repairs and rehabilitation.“We need to ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 29, 2018 12:00:00
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PH Conglomerates Eye Blockchain Tech to Address Challenges and Sustain Growth

Winston Damarillo's digital transformation consultancy helps turn doubters into early adopters

The Amihan Block Party featured a panel that discussed blockchain's effect on certain industries such as telecommunications and airlineIn early June, Amihan Global Strategies, a leading digital transformation company, hosted the Amihan Block Party, where it launched new product offerings all using ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 06, 2018 10:00:00
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Say Goodbye to Super Cheap Plane Fares as Fuel Costs Rise and Peso Weakens

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific files petition to collect aviation fuel surcharge

Airplane tickets for domestic and foreign travel may start getting pricier as the country’s two largest airlines, low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air and full-service carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL), have applied for the imposition of the fuel surcharge in airfares to authorities to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 29, 2018 04:00:00
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The best way to make an ad is not to make an ad: Lessons from the YouTube Leaderboard

Local ads dominate all top 10 slots in the PH Leaderboard for ads

Local flavor and creativity in the digital video space dominated the latest YouTube Ad Leaderboard, which features video advertisements for the latter half of 2017.Brands showcased different approaches to inspiring Filipino audiences and holding their attention. According to Gabby Roxas, country marketing ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | May 12, 2018 09:00:00
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PAL Seeks Reimposition of Fuel Surcharge Amid Rising Aviation Fuel Prices

Is this the end of extremely cheap airfares?

Philippine Airlines (PAL), the country’s flag carrier that recently earned a four-star designation from international aviation raters, has submitted a petition for the reimposition of a fuel surcharge in all of its routes amid rising aviation fuel prices.PAL President and Chief Operating ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 15, 2018 09:00:00
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PAL's New Business Class Cabins Are Stunning (and Very Filipino)

Tokyo-based design firm LIFT upgraded even the other sections

While we tend to raise eyebrows over most things local especially when it comes to air travel, it seems that Philippine Airlines is set to change preconceived notions with beautiful new cabin designs for their Airbus A330-300.The country's flag carrier hired Tokyo-based ...

by Sasha Lim Uy for Esquiremag.ph  | July 19, 2017 12:00:00
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What are the most viewed Christmas ads online in 2016?

You might have shed a tear or two at these holiday ads

Commercial advertisements, while meant to sell a product or service, also have the power to tell stories that can sometimes tug at the heartstrings of even the most jaded consumers.This Christmas, some brands once again injected the spirit of the yuletide season ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 31, 2016 11:00:00
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Power Plant, Poultry Farm and Coco Mill: Christmas Comes Early to Sulu

In front of President Rodrigo Duterte, Filipino business tycoons promise to invest more in the country's second poorest province

President Rodrigo Duterte poses with some of the country's biggest tycoons after the Negosyo Para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu: Christmas Town Hall at the Malacañan Palace on December 19, MondayLess than a week before Christmas day, Filipino tycoons played Santa Claus to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 21, 2016 01:00:00
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How Benjamin Solis’ restlessness led him to helm SEAIR

This captain amassed a treasure trove of adventure and experience. Now he’s on to a new challenge as South East Asian Airlines’ CEO.

Applying for a scholarship in an aviation school seemed the natural thing to do for the restless Captain Benjamin Solis, now at the helm of South East Asian Airlines International Inc. (SEAIR).Solis, who only saw an ad on the newspaper, always yearned ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 28, 2016 08:00:00
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Bottom line: Here's the low-down on the NAIA 3 blackout

Looks like this adds to the list of why our airport is dubbed as one of the world's worst.

Were you at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA 3) on Saturday, April 2 when the blackout happened? In case you are still wondering why it happened, here are the details so far:Initial investigation revealed that one of the 10 ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 04, 2016 11:00:00
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Bottom line: PAL’s new route, Facebook Safety Check

PAL flies to Doha Qatar on March 28, while Facebook mistakenly sends Safety Check notification.

PAL flies to Doha, QatarFlag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is starting to fly to Doha, Qatar Monday, March 28.The weekly service will fly to the Middle East destination five times a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). PAL will utilize its ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 28, 2016 08:00:00
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