Carmelo Arcilla - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Carmelo Arcilla


PH, UAE expand air agreement despite local airlines' opposition

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Increased traffic rights would boost competition in the Philippine Middle East market as airlines between the two jurisdictions can now add flight operations

HIGH STAKES. The UAE is the largest Middle East destination from the Philippines, accounting for slightly over half of the 80,000 weekly return seats between the two countries, CAPA says. Illustration by Mara Mercado/Rappler

PH, Turkey ink new air agreement

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:53 PM

The new air pact increases flights between the two countries the Civil Aeronautics Board says

Philippines signs new air agreement with Australia

May 01, 2015 - 9:37 AM

The new air pact increases the seat entitlements between the Philippines and Australia to 9 300 seats from the current 6 300 seats per week

Cebu Pacific pays P52.11M fine

Jan 29, 2015 - 8:09 PM

The fine is deposited directly by the Civil Aeronautics Board in the national treasury account with nothing to compensate affected passengers

CAB to Cebu Pacific passengers: Seek compensation

Jan 26, 2015 - 10:56 AM

The Civil Aeronautics Board admits it has no power to compel the budget airline to reimburse the affected passengers

HOLIDAY FLIGHTS. Filipino informal settlers work next to a Christmas tree at a government housing project as a Cebu Pacific Air aircraft flies overhead in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, on December 3, 2014.  Photo by Francis Malasig / EPA

PH-New Zealand air pact allows more weekly flights

Mar 07, 2014 - 3:58 PM

While there were no current plans for direct flights between the Philippines and New Zealand the talks can provide the impetus to support start up operations

AIR TALKS. Air talks with New Zealand were successful, expanding the freedom rights of both countries.

CAB: PAL can fly direct to UK

Sep 16, 2013 - 10:55 AM

The flag carrier plans to return to the British capital after a 15 year absence

SOON TO LONDON. Philippine Airlines (PAL) can fly direct to London, United Kingdom, says the Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board. Photo from PAL

CebuPac broke SOP to 'evacuate passengers immediately'?

Jun 03, 2013 - 6:13 PM

When an aircraft lands where it is not supposed to be the SOP is for the pilot to call for an immediate evacuation an aviation expert says

OVERSHOOT. Cebu Pacific flight 5J 971 overran the Davao City airport runway and hit its uncemented portion evening of Sunday, June 2. Photo by Laiza Dale A. Lacida

PAL, Cebu Pacific, Zest Air granted add'l flight capacity to S.Korea

Aug 20, 2012 - 2:48 PM

The aviation regulator awards to 3 local carriers Philippine Airlines PAL Cebu Pacific and Zest Air the right to add a total of 9 500 seats per week to South Korea the Philippines largest tourism market

Move to increase Philippines-Singapore flights stalls as 2012 air talks end

Aug 20, 2012 - 1:15 PM

Regulatory moves to increase the capacity of commercial air flights between the Philippines and Singapore are put on hold after the negotiating panels from both countries failed to seal a deal to amend their existing air services agreement

Promo fares to boost 2012 Philippine airline industry

Mar 17, 2012 - 1:52 AM

Despite caution over volatile fuel prices the Philippine aviation industry expects passenger count to grow by double digits this year

Philippine, Korea to hold air talks in April

Mar 04, 2012 - 7:10 PM

These air talks will benefit AirPhil Express which wants to mount flights to South Korea

Promo fares hike 2011 airline passengers by 13% to 19-M

Feb 05, 2012 - 11:02 AM

Aggressive promotional fares of local airlines to destinations in the Philippines hiked air traffic by over 13 to 18 76 million data from Civil Aeronautics Board CAB showed

Trade, tourism take center stage in PH aviation policy

Jan 23, 2012 - 1:41 PM

Trade and tourism two of the main focus of the recently issued open skies policy of the government will take center stage in Philippine aviation policy which used to be dominated by local airlines interests