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U.N. agency recommends health guidelines for airlines

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:30 AM

From aircraft disinfection to passengers traveling light, here are the recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization

AVIATION. Medical personnel in protective gear serve breakfast and check for signs of fever among passengers inside a charter plane on their way back from Japan to Canadian Forces Base Trenton on February 20, 2020. Photo by Lolita Wiesner/AFP

Virus could mean 1.2 billion fewer airline passengers

Apr 23, 2020 - 9:30 AM

The International Civil Aviation Organization says the 'most substantial reduction in passenger numbers' is expected to be in Europe

DEPARTURE. Mask-clad passengers bound for Frankfurt walk past check-in counters at Dubai International Airport on April 6, 2020. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

Bahrain, UAE open flight corridors for Qatar Airways – ICAO

Aug 09, 2017 - 7:27 AM

ICAO: Some existing air route availability has been assured and some new temporary or contingency routes have also been developed

FLAG CARRIER. A Qatar Airways plane lands at the Hamad International Airport in the Qatari capital Doha on June 12, 2017. Karim Jaafar/AFP

UN agency bans lithium-ion battery cargo on passenger planes

Feb 23, 2016 - 10:27 AM

The International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO says the temporary measure will last until it adopts new packaging standards in 2018

Bags sit on a carousel in the Southwest baggage claim area at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, August 15, 2015 in Linthicum, Maryland. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Thai airlines cramped by safety, capacity issues – IATA

Feb 18, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The airlines are operating safely but the issue is the government s ability to supervise them

epa04805840 A photo made available on 18 June 2015 shows Thai Airways aircraft on the tarmac as a Bangkok Air plane taxis after landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand's largest airport and Thai Airways base, in Bangkok, Thailand,14 May 2015. Thai Airways International, the national flag carrier of Thailand, has suffered losses over the past two years but has returned with a posted profit in the first quarter of 2015. Bangkok Airways markets itself as a regional boutique airline. EPA/BARBARA WALTON

CAAP alerts airport authorities over Zika virus

Feb 17, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Philippine aviation authorities recommend the disinfection of aircraft to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes that carry the virus

ZIKA CARRIER. A picture dated January 30, 2016, shows the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Cheaper air fares in ASEAN seen as PH signs protocols

Feb 08, 2016 - 2:26 PM

The Philippines signs the so called 5th and 6th freedoms of the air allowing broader flight options within the region

IMPROVED AIR CONNECTION. The Philippines finally signs Protocols 5 and 6 of the ASEAN Multilateral Agreement in Air Services. File photo by Rappler

PH carriers to know by July if they can fly to Europe

Apr 27, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The European Union wraps up its safety audit of 6 low cost carriers from the Philippines

EU team in PH to assess local carriers’ safety system

Apr 16, 2015 - 10:03 PM

Currently only PAL and Cebu Pacific are out of the EU list of airlines that fail to meet international aviation standards

MH370 search zone to double if nothing found – officials

Apr 16, 2015 - 3:43 PM

UPDATED The Indian Ocean search zone will be expanded to 120 000 square kilometers 46 300 square miles if the current area comes up empty

STILL SEARCHING. In this file photo, Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion Co-pilot Brett McKenzie looking out the flight deck for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean, 29 March 2014. Jason Reed/Pool/EPA

One year on, still no clue over MH370 disappearance

Mar 08, 2015 - 4:06 PM

UPDATED A report into missing flight MH370 says the battery on its underwater locator beacon had expired a year before but finds no red flags relating to the crew or aircraft to shed light on the cause of the disappearance

'ALWAYS IN MY HEART' A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) staff does a final check on the #alwaysinMyheart billboard outside the Malaysia Airlines Academy in Petaling Jaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 08 March 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Coming soon: Minute-by-minute airplane tracking

Feb 05, 2015 - 10:57 AM

An international aviation summit in Montreal gives strong backing to plans to monitor flights in real time making it easier to pinpoint the location of planes lost at sea

In this file photo, businessmen check a flight information board at Changi Airport in Singapore, 09 May 2012. Stephen Morrison/EPA

Dutch, Australians ready MH17 troops amid Ukraine deadly fighting

Jul 26, 2014 - 8:52 AM

This is a humanitarian mission with a clear and simple objective: to bring them home says Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott All we want to do is to claim our dead and to bring them home

Malaysia Airlines plane diverts from Ukraine to Syria

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:29 PM

The flag carrier says MH004 s flight path was in accordance with routes approved by the United Nations aviation agency International Civil Aviation Organization

In this file photo, a Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 plane lands at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, Britain, 09 July 2012. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

MH370 remains a mystery as Malaysia releases report

May 01, 2014 - 8:59 PM

2nd UPDATE The report does not contain any information from an ongoing Malaysian police investigation into whether a criminal act such as terrorism was to blame

THE LAST MH370. Malaysia Airlines retires flight number MH370 and MH371.Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Malaysia to open new budget airport in MH370 shadow

Apr 30, 2014 - 1:30 PM

The new Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 budget terminal will begin operations May 2 with an initial 56 flights

How PH aviation transformed from shame to pride

Apr 17, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Burdened by sins of the past CAAP was slapped by sanctions by US and EU authorities Now CAAP is the toast of the town

PH may get US aviation upgrade by Oct

Aug 30, 2013 - 5:07 PM

An upgrade by the US Federal Aviation Administration will allow local carriers to mount additional flights to the US

PH evaluates: Is Asiana Airlines safe?

Jul 11, 2013 - 4:30 PM

Citing the San Francisco crash involving Asiana Airlines the Philippine government decides to put on hold air talks with South Korea

CRASH. The incident involving Asiana Airline in San Francisco killed 2 and injured over 180. Photo by AFP

EU allows PAL flights to Europe

Jul 10, 2013 - 6:17 PM

The European Union now allows Philippine Airlines to fly to the 28 nation bloc partially lifting a ban imposed against the Philippines in 2010

BAN LIFTED. Philippine Airlines may now fly into European airspace after the 28-nation bloc partially lifted a ban imposed against the Philippines. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Japan not discriminating vs PH in air deal — envoy

Jun 25, 2013 - 7:17 PM

The Japanese ambassador to the Philippines stresses they are still looking into the latest proposals to revoke the Air Services Agreement between the two countries

AVIATION CONCERNS Japan ambassador to the Philippines says they will honor the ASA. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

INFOGRAPHIC: Is 10-M tourists goal possible?

May 10, 2013 - 10:59 PM

There are still major gaps in infrastructure investments and regulation

1.27-M tourists visited PH in Q1, up 11%

Apr 26, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Koreans Americans Japanese and Chinese remain the top tourist markets of the Philippines In January to March arrivals contributed only 23 to the 5 5 million 2013 goal

WORLD'S BEST. Sun, sand and Filipinos make Boracay one of the world's best

Competition among PH airlines heats up

Apr 05, 2013 - 12:13 PM

The long haul market is set to heat up as local airlines look toward long haul destinations

NEW COMPETITION. Competition to international markets are heating up as airlines target long haul routes. Photo by AFP

PH prepares for FAA safety audit

Mar 20, 2013 - 7:00 PM

The US Federal Aviation Administration FAA may conduct an audit of the Philippines for the lifting of the country s Category 2 status

SAFETY AUDIT. The US FAA may lift Philippine sanctions. AFP Photo

Aquino: Brush up on European languages

Mar 16, 2013 - 8:23 PM

The President advises the staff of Solaire Manila Resorts to learn European languages to prepare for an increase in tourists from the region

Aquino signs law scrapping foreign carriers tax

Mar 07, 2013 - 2:47 PM

Aquino signs the law exempting international carriers from tax in a move to meet the 10 million tourism target

PHILIPPINES SIGNS LAW TO EXEMPT INTL TAXES. A law exempting international airlines from paying common carriers tax will help boost the number of direct flights from Europe into the Philippines. Photo by AFP

PAL back in black by 2014? Ang says so

Mar 07, 2013 - 4:07 AM

Philippine Airlines PAL cites its re fleeting program and the lifting of a ban for flights to Europe and US as reasons

RETURN TO PROFITABILITY. PAL is confident of growth due to its re-fleeting program. AFP Photo

Finally, PH passes aviation safety audit

Mar 04, 2013 - 5:57 PM

This marks the first of a series of steps that will allow Philippine carriers to fly to the US and EU

AVIATION SAFETY UPDATE. Will the Philippine aviation regulator finally receive an upgrade? AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

'Aviation safety status update likely in June'

Mar 01, 2013 - 9:24 PM

An aviation expert says the industry regulator will likely get a safety status update from the FAA in June

AVIATION SAFETY UPDATE. Will the Philippine aviation regulator finally receive an upgrade? AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Abaya: PH passed aviation audit

Feb 23, 2013 - 3:17 PM

Abaya says ICAO team will recommend lifting of the Significant Safety Concerns issued to the Philippines

Passengers form a long line in front of airlines check in counters at the terminal building of Manila international airport on June 16, 2008. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

One more chance: ICAO to audit CAAP on Feb 18

Feb 13, 2013 - 9:51 PM

Safety auditors from global organization ICAO are set to conduct another audit on aviation regulator CAAP that will either lift or keep the years long ban over Philippine carriers flights to US and EU destinations

Passengers form a long line in front of airlines check in counters at the terminal building of Manila international airport on June 16, 2008. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE