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Cebu Pac Turns 2 Planes to Freighters Ahead of Coming Boom in Logistics and E-Commerce

Cargo makes up only a tenth of budget airline's business but is the fastest-growing

Cebu Pacific Air announced it is converting its two ATR 72-500 passenger aircraft into freighter planesAfter gaining market dominance in affordable domestic transport of people on air, the country’s biggest budget airline, Cebu Pacific Air, is now positioning itself to benefit from ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 04, 2018 10:00:00
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Cebu Pacific's Int'l Flights From Cebu Will Move to New MCIA Terminal 2 Starting July 1

It will be one of 22 airlines operating flights from the new terminal

Cebu Pacific Air will operate its international flights arriving at and departing from Cebu at the new terminal of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) beginning July 1Local low-cost airline Cebu Pacific Air has announced that beginning July 1, it will operate its international ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 28, 2018 06:00:00
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AirAsia’s PH Unit Eyes 30% Capacity Expansion to Serve ASEAN’s ‘Digital Nomads’

The low-cost airline is preparing for an IPO by end of the year

The Philippine unit of Southeast Asian low-cost airline AirAsia is planning to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in the latter part of the year, according to AirAsia Philippines President and CEO Dexter Comendador.“AirAsia is extremely proud of the positive turnaround of ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 23, 2018 10:00:00
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Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Cut Aklan Flights in Wake of Boracay Closure Order

Passengers can get refunds or rebook flights on cancelled trips

Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have cancelled local flights in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s order closing the island of Boracay in Aklan province. Cebu Pacific's flight cancellations will take effect beginning April 26 until October 27, 2018, while those of ...

by Paul John Caña  | April 05, 2018 01:00:00
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Do You Know What the Most Germ-Ridden Surface at the Airport Is?

Hint: It's not the toilet seat

Many airport toilet seats have plastic covers that can be changed by waving a hand in front of a sensor. But even if they didn’t, chances are they wouldn’t be as filthy as other surfacestravelers regularly come in contact with.In a small study by, ...

by Lydia Belanger  | February 15, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

Tony Fernandes’ AirAsia Aims to Foster More Links Between Indonesian and PH Startups with Direct Manila-Jakarta Flights

The Southeast Asian airline targets a new market segment called digital nomads

Jakarta, Indonesia -- AirAsia Philippines began direct service between the Philippines and Indonesia with an inaugural flight on January 9 from Manila to Jakarta. The airline, a unit of the pioneering Southeast Asian budget carrier Air Asia founded by Tony Fernandes, one ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | January 12, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

A New Airline for Millennials Promises In-Flight VR, Organic Meals and Attendants Wearing White Sneakers

How many white-sneaker-clad flight attendants does it take to serve a millennial? AirFrance aims to find out

The refrain of “millennials value experiences, not things,” is being taken to new heights with the launch of an airline specifically targeting millennial consumers. AirFrance earlier this year announced plans for a lower-cost subsidiary, called Joon, and this week, it’s revealed more details about its ...

by Lydia Belanger  | September 30, 2017 02:00:00
Run & Grow

The Upgrade: In the age of budget flights, is it still worth it to spend more for travel?

Thanks to piso fares, flying has been accessible to many ”" but we do get what we pay for

 Back in the romantic heyday of commercial flights, the airport might as well have been the polo club. To go, one needed to dress well, and have money. In the 1950s—and on through the decades, as late as the 1990s—a long-haul flight ...

by Kristine Fonacier for  | October 30, 2016 05:00:00
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Giving in to the young: How AirAsia keeps up with the millennial traveler

Check out how the youngest local carrier in the country satisfies a rising market

Since its entrance in the local market in 2011, AirAsia Philippines continues to be a strong contender for travelers with its low-cost fares. The Manila base of the largest budget carrier in Asia currently offers direct flights to 21 countries.“As the youngest ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 24, 2016 06:00:00
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NAIA gears up for surge in passengers this Holy Week

Plus know about the LRT, MRT, PNR, ferry schedules; toll ways readiness; and road safety measures in place this Lenten season.

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 21, 2016 03:00:00
News and Events

Singapore Airlines sees the Philippines as a 'bright spot in Southeast Asia'

SIA is ramping up its services for corporate, business travelers coming in and out of the country, and connecting them further to more destinations.

MANILA, Philippines – Singapore Airlines (SIA), which celebrates 50th year of its operations in the Philippines, stressed anew that the country is an “extremely important market” for the airline.“This year, according to financial reports, the Philippines is set to be a bright ...

by James Humarang  | January 29, 2016 07:00:00
Business Ideas

Eco-efficient aircraft lowers cost; increases business capacity

More companies are demanding equipment that not only saves fuel but also increases capacity

With the rising costs of fuel and electricity, more companies are demanding equipment that not only saves fuel but also increases capacity for the business in the long run.  This is especially true for the airline industry where there are operating costs ...

August 09, 2011 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Philippine Airlines is 61st in world list

How are airlines measured worldwide

The country’s national flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) remains to be one of the world’s biggest carriers, ranking 61st in terms of number of passengers and total distance flown. Based on the World Airline Ranking compiled by Airline Business magazine, PAL ranked ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | June 30, 2011 05:00:00