Jaime Bautista - updates

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Lucio Tan's daughter Vivienne in charge of PAL as Bautista retires

Jun 18, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Vivienne Tan's appointment as Philippine Airlines officer-in-charge comes as the flag carrier accepts the retirement of Jaime Bautista as president and chief operating officer

IN CHARGE. Lucio Tan heiress Vivienne Tan takes charge of Philippine Airlines. File photo from Tan's Facebook page

PAL’s talks with 'strategic' investor moving forward

Apr 12, 2018 - 9:44 PM

‘They are strategic investors, so they can be part of the board, they can help us develop certain markets,’ says PAL president Jaime Bautista

Boracay closure to benefit Mindanao – airlines

Apr 12, 2018 - 6:59 PM

As the government rehabilitates Boracay, airlines that have canceled flights to the island are expected to entice travelers to consider other destinations, including those in Mindanao

IDYLLIC. The white sand beach of Siargao Island. Photo by Mclovin'tosh/Wikimedia Commons

Philippine Airlines orders 7 planes for $235 million

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:50 PM

PAL will buy 7 Q400 turboprops from Canada s Bombardier as it aims to increase its fleet serving smaller islands in the Philippines

File photo from PAL

PAL to start flying nonstop to 7 Middle East destinations in March

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Manila to Dubai Riyadh Doha Kuwait Jeddah Abu Dhabi and Dammam will all be nonstop and eventually served by a new bi class A330 that will have business class

Philippine Airlines reveals wish list for Duterte

May 25, 2016 - 5:26 PM

With rising demand for flights the Duterte administration should do something about congested airports the Philippine Airlines chief says

UPGRADE AND PROSPER. PAL's Bautista (R) wants Duterte (L) to upgrade congested NAIA and other regional airports to tap the growing demand for flights and make the most of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Open Skies

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

PAL to fly between Manila and London daily starting June 28

Feb 19, 2016 - 2:24 PM

The flag carrier increases the frequency of its direct flights to London amid strong demand

INCREASED CONNECTIVITY. The Manila-London route provides convenient connections to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea

PAL to start flying to Saipan in June

Jan 30, 2016 - 8:47 AM

The Philippine flag carrier will also begin its Cebu Los Angeles route on March 15

NEW DESTINATION. Being of the largest islands in the Northern Marianas, Saipan is 4 hours away from Manila

PAL to start flying to Kuwait, Jeddah this January

Jan 16, 2016 - 12:36 PM

This brings PAL s total number of Middle East destinations to 7 including Abu Dhabi Doha Dammam Dubai and Riyadh

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

PAL, Cebu Pacific to launch new int'l flights in December

Dec 16, 2015 - 4:42 PM

Philippine Airlines will launch Papua New Guinea flights while Cebu Pacific Air will expand Japan operations this month

LONG-HAUL. The country's two largest budget airlines bank on Oceania and East Asia regions for long-haul expansion

Lucio Tan group wants PAL foreign investor in by 2017

Oct 27, 2015 - 4:26 PM

I want PAL to be a 5 star airline with good service from the time they buy their ticket to the time they get their baggage from the carousel PAL Holdings president and COO Jaime Bautista says

TAP INVESTORS. 'Right now, we will need a strategic investor. Hopefully, from the same industry, but covering different regions so it can give us more connections,' PAL President Jaime Bautista says

PAL lays off 117 workers, outsources services

Sep 03, 2015 - 9:51 PM

The affected employees will receive a separation package of 125 of monthly basic salary per year of service and a gratuity pay of P100 000

FOCUSES ON CORE. PAL says it will be laying off about 2% of its total workforce

PAL expects profitable 2015 even as lean season sets in

Aug 27, 2015 - 5:55 PM

PAL also further clarifies its position on the PH UAE air talks

CHARTING A COURSE. PAL President Jaime Bautista (enter) leads the airline management's team in explaining PAL's plans for the rest of 2015. Photo by Chris Schnabel / 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

PAL boosts US, London services with 2 more Boeing jets

Jun 19, 2015 - 4:35 PM

The lease arrangement with Intrepid Aviation brings Philippine Airlines total number of planes to 78

MORE LONG-HAUL. PAL will lease to new Boeing 777-300ERs (shown in the photo) to expand its long-haul operations. Photo from Philippine Airlines, Incorporated

PAL, Turkish Airlines sign codeshare pact

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The partnership will further drive demand for tourist and business travel between the Philippines and Turkey

PAL adjusts Manila-London schedule for passenger convenience

Jun 01, 2015 - 6:32 PM

From an early morning departure the flag carrier now departs Manila to London every 1 pm 4 times a week

PAL to fly to New Zealand

May 21, 2015 - 8:15 AM

The new route passing through Cairns in Australia will be PAL s first ever New Zealand service

Airbus A350 XWB in Manila for preview flights

May 20, 2015 - 10:43 PM

PAL expresses interest in the widebody airliner while Cebu Pacific says it has no requirement yet for aircraft as big as A350 XWB

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

PAL sustains profitability, nets P3.79B in Q1 2015

May 04, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Stronger passenger traffic of new international routes boosts the flag carrier’s profitability in the previous quarter of the year

PAL eyes code share expansion deal with Garuda Indonesia

Apr 20, 2015 - 11:54 AM

The flag carrier is also in talks for the possibility of mounting chartered flights to Jeddah Saudi Arabia for passengers joining the Hajj pilgrimage

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

PAL recovers, nets P129.74M in 2014

Apr 16, 2015 - 7:59 PM

The net income reverses PAL s P11 85B net loss end December 2013

PAL sets aside $280M capex for 2015

Mar 24, 2015 - 1:23 PM

250 million of the budget is earmarked for the acquisition of 5 Airbus aircraft this year

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

PAL to sell 2 Airbus aircraft to Las Vegas’ Allegiant Air

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:04 PM

On February 23 rival Cebu Pacific announces it is selling 6 aircraft to the same Las Vegas based airline

PAL projects up to 7% hike in passenger volume

Jan 26, 2015 - 6:07 PM

The legacy carrier s optimistic projection is based on a growing economy new aircraft and additional routes

Pope Francis lifts troubled PH flag carrier

Jan 23, 2015 - 12:33 PM

A blessing is what Asia s longest serving commercial carrier needs the most at this time says PAL president and COO Jaime Bautista and it gets just that

Ailing PAL defers aircraft orders

Jan 22, 2015 - 11:51 PM

The flag carrier is also launching new routes and seeking foreign strategic partner to bring the ailing flag carrier back to health

Papal visit a gift to PH, business community says

Jan 17, 2015 - 10:56 AM

The business community says potential losses over the holidays are nothing compared to the grace and blessings that Pope Francis brings to the country

Pope Francis attends a meeting with families in Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

PAL stays in the black from Jan to Sept 2014

Nov 18, 2014 - 7:51 AM

The flag carrier manages to stay profitable for the first 9 months of 2014 despite booking losses in the 3rd quarter

Think tank: PAL to book losses until 2015

Nov 06, 2014 - 11:55 PM

The parent firm of flag carrier Philippine Airlines will continue to book losses until 2015 due to its ambitious fleet renewal program an aviation think tank says

Clipping PAL's 'too many wings'

Oct 24, 2014 - 9:39 AM

As Lucio Tan buys back PAL Jaime Bautista returns to sort out the mess and make it soar again to profitable skies The first order of business: reviewing the airline’s re fleeting program

Lucio Tan Group offers PAL minority shareholders a ‘way out’

Oct 17, 2014 - 9:58 PM

PAL minority shareholders can sell their shares through a voluntary tender offer

PAL hopes for 10% higher domestic passengers in 2012

Mar 16, 2012 - 12:04 PM

After a double digit drop in domestic traffic in 2011 PAL is hoping for a double digit increase in 2012

PAL considers direct flights to India anew

Dec 27, 2011 - 6:15 PM

PAL could restart 6 5 hour direct flights to India as compared to the current nearly 8 hour flight routed through Thailand