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Gov't OKs 38%-46% Hike in Aviation Fuel Surcharge for Flights Booked in Nov-Dec

Move seen to help airlines cope with increases in jet fuel prices in the past two months

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), the government body that regulates air transportation in the Philippines, agreed to let airlines impose higher aviation fuel surcharges on flights booked in November and December 2018.The increases, which aim to help airlines cope with rising jet ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 02, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Here's How Much Aviation Fuel Charge Will Add to Fares to HK, Japan, Korea, US and Others

The extra costs will cover flights booked in September and October. New rates will apply for November and December

One-way plane tickets for international flights from or to the Philippines will go up by an additional Php381 to Php3,632 in September and October 2018, depending on the distance, according to information from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).The CAB, the government body ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 01, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

Flying Soon? Check Out the Newly-Approved Fuel Surcharge on Your Domestic Flight

Coming on top of plane fares, the surcharge aims to help airlines recover higher cost of jet fuel

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), the country’s aviation regulatory body, has allowed airlines operating in the Philippines to re-impose an aviation fuel surcharge to help them offset the additional operating costs due to higher jet fuel prices in the international market.On August ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 26, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

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
News and Events

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
News and Events

Group Backed by Henry Sy Sr. and Wilson Tieng Submits $12-B Plan to Build New Int’l Airport in Cavite

Proposal aims to construct a facility enough for 120 million passengers on land reclaimed from Manila Bay

The proposal aims to build a whole new airport at Sangley Point in CaviteA consortium supported by the Philippine’s richest man, Henry Sy Sr., and businessman Wilson Tieng have submitted an unsolicited $12-billion (Php622 billion) proposal to build a new airport in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 05, 2018 05:00:00
News and Events

Google Says It Can Predict When Your Flight Is Going to Be Late

Apparently even better than the airports can

It seems that there is no consensus about how much longer we’ll be stuck with winter. Punxsutawney Phildid see his shadow -- ostensibly predicting six more weeks of winter -- while the less alliteratively named Staten Island Chuck did not.Now, predictions are a ...

by Nina Zipkin  | February 08, 2018 06:00:00
Business Ideas

How a Filipinized French-Cambodian is Finding New Markets for Chartered Flights in PH

PhilJets’ Thierry Tea shares what it’s like growing an aviation company in the Philippines

When your cheapest service charges at least Php45,920 per hour plus fees of Php6,000 while your costliest product sells for millions of pesos, you’d better be on first-name basis with the moneyed people in town.Fortuitously, that description fits Thierry Tea to a ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 24, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

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  | July 19, 2017 12:00:00
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