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PH suspends flights to and from Wuhan, China, amid virus outbreak

Jan 24, 2020 - 4:34 PM

The Civil Aeronautics Board orders airlines to monitor events in other cities that may be susceptible to the spread of the novel coronavirus

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES. The Bureau of Quarantine monitors the thermal scanner of passengers arriving from international flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Cebu Pacific to deliver donations for Typhoon Tisoy victims for free

Dec 06, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Donors will have to get an endorsement from the Department of the Interior and Local Government for Cebu Pacific to accommodate their cargo

RELIEF GOODS NEEDED. Residents affected by Typhoon Tisoy are in urgent need of food items and shelter repair materials, among others. File photo from Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Review flights as gov't regulates Boracay tourists, airlines told

Apr 21, 2019 - 4:14 PM

'Only tourists with confirmed bookings with accredited hotels and establishments are allowed to cross the island,' the Civil Aeronautics Board reminds airlines

WHITE BEACH. Tourists enjoy the fine sand at White Beach in Boracay Island. Fle photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Gwen Garcia fumes at Civil Aeronautics Board over varying airfares

May 30, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Deputy Speaker Garcia wants the Civil Aeronautics Board to standardize the price of airplane tickets and turn down airlines' request to return the fuel surcharge

FURIOUS. Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia berates a Civil Aeronautics Board official on May 30, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DOTr probes 'freaking hot' Cebu Pacific flight

Jun 17, 2017 - 1:57 PM

DOTr says Cebu Pacific should have deplaned passengers within 2 hours

Stuck in a plane on the tarmac for hours? New CAB rule sets limit

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Once a new Civil Aeronautics Board resolution becomes effective domestic flights need to be deplaned by the 3rd hour and international flights by the 4th hour

APPEASEMENT. Royal KLM staff address passenger concerns for the cancelled flight due to the closure of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo courtesy of Manja Bayang

PAL seeks DFA's help on squabble with Kuwaiti government

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Philippine Airlines says Kuwait is preventing it from exercising its rights which are clearly granted under a bilateral air services deal

CAPTIVE NICHE. With more than 190,000 Filipino workers in Kuwait and about 300,000 in Jeddah, PAL has a captive market

CAB OKs Cebu Pacific additional flights to UAE

Dec 22, 2015 - 5:13 PM

The Civil Aeronautics Board also granted the airline entitlements to other int l destinations and as official carrier under ASEAN s multilateral agreement on air services

TRAFFIC RIGHTS. Cebu Pacific always maintained that traffic rights are valuable resources that must be rationally allocated to carriers that are willing and able to utilize and operate flights. File photo from Ajig Ibasco / Cebu Pacific

Streamlining air regulations key to ASEAN airlines future – experts

Sep 24, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Civil aviation chief William Hotchkiss III says ASEAN countries should have the same regulatory structures so that a certificate of air worthiness in one country is accepted in another

MAINTAINING STANDARDS. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director General William Hotchkiss III says the CAAP Flight Plan 2020 will help ensure the country stays in Category 1 of the US FAA.

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

PAL, Cebu Pacific oppose anew UAE air talks

Aug 19, 2015 - 8:15 PM

PAL says the Philippine air panel should learn from the bitter experience of major US airlines in dealing with UAE counterparts

UNFAIR COMPETITION? The Philippines' major airlines are opposing again the request of UAE counterparts for additional flights between the two jurisdictions. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman

Emirates pushes for revival of 3rd Manila-Dubai daily flight

Jun 30, 2015 - 6:34 PM

The Gulf carrier says there is no capacity available for tourists who want to visit the country considering that 2015 has been declared as Visit the Philippines Year

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

Cebu Pacific reveals new logo

Jun 02, 2015 - 2:15 PM

The budget carrier says its branding effort symbolizes its growth from a low cost pioneer to its larger operations today

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

A New Zealand trip via PAL?

Apr 18, 2015 - 4:23 PM

The flag carrier eyes flying to Auckland as part of its international expansion bid

Hate flight delays, cancellations? Take Clark International Airport

Apr 17, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Clark International Airport Corporation President and CEO Emigdio Tanjuatco III urges passengers particularly from northern Luzon to use the Pampanga based airport

Gov’t to airlines: Solve flight delays

Apr 13, 2015 - 6:18 PM

Air traffic congestion is not to blame insists Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Jose Angel Honrado

Philippines, Oman sign new air agreement

Apr 08, 2015 - 6:12 PM

The new air pact the second signed by the Philippines this year increases frequencies between Manila and Muscat to 7 from 3 flights per week

PAL to take over Manila-Dubai route from PAL Express

Mar 23, 2015 - 1:46 PM

As part of its rationalization plan the legacy carrier is eyeing to fly the ‘underserved’ route starting April so PAL Express can focus on domestic routes

Emirates: ‘Underserved’ Dubai-Manila route needs 3rd daily flight

Mar 22, 2015 - 5:15 PM

The airline reiterates the need to resume its 3rd daily flight soonest but their appeal remains pending with the Office of the President

Budget carriers seek additional seats to Singapore

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Cebu Pacific Tigerair and AirAsia seek more seat entitlements following the signing of the PH Singapore air pact

Cebu Pacific flies 16.87M passengers in 2014

Feb 10, 2015 - 9:46 PM

The budget carriers achieve passenger growth notably due to its increased presence in the Middle East Japan and Australia

Emirates seeks Aquino’s mediation for 3rd Dubai-Manila flight

Feb 09, 2015 - 1:38 PM

The Gulf carrier says Filipinos particularly those living and working in the Middle East would be affected by the decision of Civil Aeronautics Board ending its third daily flight between Manila and Dubai

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

Binay ratings drop, Pope Francis visit, PH porn habits | The wRap

Jan 13, 2015 - 10:20 PM

Vice President Binay’s ratings drop to an all time low A possible storm could cancel Pope Francis’ Leyte visit The Philippines ranks 19th on a porn site’s traffic

Cebu Pacific seeks basis of P52.11M fine

Jan 13, 2015 - 5:28 PM

The budget carrier asks the Civil Aeronautics Board to explain the basis for the fine it had imposed on it over the botched holiday flights

Cebu Pacific lifts fuel surcharge, PAL next

Jan 13, 2015 - 9:16 AM

No fuel surcharge shall be collected from tickets sold from January 8 onwards the Civil Aeronautics Board warns

Cebu Pacific fined P52.11M for botched holiday flights

Jan 12, 2015 - 5:57 PM

The Civil Aeronautics Board imposes a P5 000 fine for every affected 10 400 passengers of the budget carrier

Meralco drops rates, Cebu Pacific sanctions, NASA discovery | The wRap

Jan 07, 2015 - 6:59 PM

Meralco bills continue to drop Cebu Pacific may face sanctions NASA finds the closest Earth like planets

Lower airfares seen as CAB lifts fuel surcharge

Jan 07, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Airline passengers can expect lower airfares starting the end of the week with the removal of the fuel surcharge on domestic and international flights

Cebu Pacific faces 'full range of sanctions'

Jan 06, 2015 - 12:05 PM

The budget airline faces fines suspension and even a revocation of its franchise if warranted says the DOTC

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

Cebu Pacific eyes Italy

Jan 05, 2015 - 4:45 PM

In a bid to expand its international service the budget carrier wants Philippine Airlines unused seat entitlements to the European country

DOTC, CAB: Cebu Pacific's ‘excuses’ unacceptable

Dec 29, 2014 - 4:40 PM

A contingency plan should have be in place during peak seasons like Christmas and New Year to ensure passenger welfare Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says

Cebu Pacific offers options to disgruntled passengers

Dec 27, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Cebu Pacific Air says passengers have 3 options

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

Cebu Pacific hit for holiday flight cancellations

Dec 26, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Aviation bodies will investigate Cebu Pacific s liability on fickle flight cancellations which left thousands of passengers stranded during the holidays

CAB extends Emirates' 3rd Manila-Dubai flight

Dec 23, 2014 - 3:03 PM

This will be the last extension for the airline s 3rd daily flight says the Philippine airline regulator

Emirates gets more support for 3rd Dubai-Manila flight

Dec 21, 2014 - 5:18 PM

UAE carrier Emirates Airlines manages to gain support amid facing a P1 8 million penalty imposed by government for violating a Presidential order

GULF CARRIER. Emirates Airlines' 3rd daily flights between Manila and Dubai has faced a turbulent journey, with local carriers saying it violates a Presidential order. Photo courtesy of Emirates

CAB decision on Emirates could hike flight rates – PIATA

Dec 16, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Removing Emirates 3rd service between Manila and Dubai could impact ticket prices warns a group of Philippine travel agencies

UNDER FIRE. Gulf carrier Emirates Airlines faces a P1.8-million fine after a Philippine aeronautic regulator found it sold tickets for its 3rd Manila-Dubai service beyond December 6, 2014 without approval. Photo courtesy of Emirates

CAB slaps Emirates with P1.8M fine

Dec 12, 2014 - 12:28 PM

In response to the PH carriers complaints of excessive flights granted to Emirates the Dubai based carrier is also banned from selling tickets for 3rd daily flights after December 26 2014

PAL, Cebu Pacific oppose new air talks with United Arab Emirates

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:04 PM

In a joint statement PAL and Cebu Pacific say there is already an ‘imbalance’ as the Gulf carriers operate Manila UAE flights exceeding their allowable capacity

Emirates not seeking additional Manila flights

Dec 02, 2014 - 5:08 PM

Emirates Airlines says that contrary to PAL and Cebu Pacific’s protest it is not flying the Dubai Manila Dubai route in excess of its maximum entitlement

PAL, Cebu Pacific protest Emirates' 'excessive' Dubai-Manila flights

Nov 30, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Should Emirates stop expanding at the NAIA? Local carriers Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines think so

UNFAIR COMPETITION? Both Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines contend that an Executive Order bars Dubai-based Emirates from increasing flight capacity at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo courtesy of Emirates

AirAsia Zest flies to Singapore from Cebu, Kalibo

Nov 24, 2014 - 7:57 PM

The additional international routes is part of the low cost carrier’s expansion and service to the ‘underserved markets’

After delays, Philippines, Malaysia sign new air pact

Oct 31, 2014 - 1:48 PM

The air pact now doubles the weekly seat capacity between the two ASEAN countries

Philippines, Ethiopia sign first air agreement

Oct 09, 2014 - 5:42 PM

The agreement allows for 7 flights per week between Manila and Ethiopia and unlimited flights between the African aviation hub and other Philippine airports

Air passenger volume up 9.5% in H1

Sep 24, 2014 - 2:36 PM

Air traffic in the country has been growing by double digit levels since 2005 except for 2013

Cebu Pacific to mount more flights to 5 international routes

Aug 28, 2014 - 5:48 PM

The budget carrier is also set to fly to Kuwait and Sydney in September

Cebu Pacific eyes unused seats for Clark-Hong Kong, Manila-Taipei routes

Aug 21, 2014 - 10:17 AM

The budget carrier is seeking the reallocation of additional entitlements including the unutilized 1 237 seats for Manila Taipei allocated for Philippine Airlines

MORE ROUTES. Cebu Pacific is seeking the reallocation of additional entitlements, including the unutilized 1237 seats for Manila-Taipei by Philippine Airlines. File photo from Airbus