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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
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