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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

Angry Taiwan blames China for UN aviation meet snub

Sep 23, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Taiwan s Mainland Affairs Council says the island had not been admitted to the International Civil Aviation Organization meeting due to political interference from China

SNUB. Taiwan's Foreign Minister David Lee speaks during a press conference in Taipei on September 23, 2016. Taiwan said on September 23 it had been blocked by China from attending a major United Nations aviation meeting, the latest setback to its troubled campaign for international recognition. Photo by Sam Yeh/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

Civil aviation takes first step towards capping carbon emissions

Feb 10, 2016 - 9:01 AM

The recommendation has been highly anticipated as aircraft carbon emissions are not part of a landmark pact on fighting climate change hammered out in Paris

A plane is approaching the illuminated landing runway at sunset at the airport of Duesseldorf, Germany, October 25, 2014. Marcel Kusch/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

Vietnam slams 'erroneous statements' on China island flights

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:18 PM

Hanoi and Beijing s diplomatic row over the South China Sea worsens further

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PAL suspends cargo carriage of lithium ion batteries

May 19, 2015 - 5:51 PM

The suspension of lithium ion battery shipments coincides with the growing number of international carriers banning the shipment of the product

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

World Ebola fears grow: Europe, Asia on alert

Jul 31, 2014 - 8:12 AM

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grow with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic is out of control

A photograph made available 27 July 2014 shows Liberian health workers in protective gear on the way to bury a woman who died of the Ebola virus from the isolation unit in Foya, Lofa County, Liberia, 02 July 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/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

PAL increasing flights to Hawaii, Guam

Jul 04, 2014 - 9:14 AM

Philippine Airlines will fly 5 times a week to Honolulu starting August and to Guam daily by October

MORE FLIGHTS. Philippine Airlines will fly 5 times a week to Honolulu starting August and to Guam daily by October. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Airlines meet in Doha under shadow of MH370

Jun 01, 2014 - 12:04 PM

The main purpose of this 70th annual meeting is to enable its 240 members to talk about business prospects for the sector

Aircraft tracking changes mulled after MH370 mystery

May 13, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Airlines are considering the use of existing technologies that may provide the means to support globally track airline flights at a reasonable cost

KEEPING TRACK. The arrival board at the Beijing Airport showed the flight MH370 in red text. It was the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane, which lost contact with air traffic authorities on March 8, 2014. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

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

TIMELINE: PH aviation status upgrade

Apr 13, 2014 - 11:15 PM

How did the country manage to get an upgrade after 6 years? Let s look back at the events that led to this development

Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Philippines. File/AFP

Malacañang vows to keep Category 1 aviation status

Apr 12, 2014 - 5:13 PM

Malacañang vows to make sure the country complies with international aviation safety standards

Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Philippines. File/AFP

First global deal struck on airline CO2 emissions

Oct 05, 2013 - 1:38 PM

The deal is an historic milestone for air transport and for the role of multilateralism in addressing global climate challenges

CUTTING DOWN CARBON EMISSIONS. Aviation accounts for around 3% of global carbon emissions

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

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

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