Philippine Airlines Incorporated - updates

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PAL to launch more domestic, int'l flights in Clark by January

Dec 18, 2016 - 9:55 PM

The destinations are Cebu Davao Busuanga and Cagayan de Oro as well as Incheon in South Korea

FLIES FROM CLARK. PAL's maiden flight between Clark and Caticlan in Aklan, which was welcomed with a water salute at Clark International Airport on Sunday, December 18. Photo by DOTr

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

New route: PAL flies to Doha starting March 28

Mar 26, 2016 - 10:21 AM

This new flight will serve about 200 000 Filipinos living and working in Qatar

MORE QATAR FLIGHTS. PAL launched its flights to Jeddah and Kuwait last January. Photo from PAL Corporate Communications

PAL speaks up on controversial PR 731 Bangkok-Manila flight

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:38 PM

PAL says it s not part of protocol to stop passengers from leaving the plane while it s being fixed

'TARMAC HELL.' Pilot of PAL flight from Bangkok to Manila tells passengers his life is more important than theirs, journalist Inday Espina-Varona says. Screenshot image from Espina-Verona's YouTube video

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

Cebu Pacific wants Guam, Honolulu, Melbourne in 2016 - think tank

Jan 02, 2016 - 8:13 PM

While Cebu Pacific’s long haul operations have been unprofitable in 2015 Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation says the airline s network is tracking well and could become profitable in 2016

OPTIMISTIC. CAPA says Cebu Pacific plans to launch flights to Guam, Honolulu, and Melbourne this year, despite an expected slow growth rate

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

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

NAIA's collapsed floor is fixed – MIAA

Aug 26, 2015 - 8:02 PM

A foreign tourist who fell into a hole when a portion of NAIA Terminal 2 s floor collapsed sustains no injury and did not file any complaint MIAA says

COLLAPSED NAIA T2 FLOORING. MIAA says the wooden foundation gave way or the ground soil was not compact enough causing it to erode. Photo by Manila International Airport Authority

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

MacroAsia spending over P820 million for expansion

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:43 PM

While MacroAsia sees the continued growth of its maintenance repair overhaul and ground handling businesses this year it looks at 2015 with guarded optimism

EXPANSION PLANS. MicroAsia Corporation plans to spend around P850 million for three years to finance its expansion plans. Photos from

Ethiopian Airlines launches direct PH-Ethiopia flights

Jul 10, 2015 - 1:52 PM

Manila will be our strategic point of access to the Southeast Asian neighboring countries by availing excellent connectivity options says Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Tewolde GebreMariam

MAIDEN FLIGHT. This serves as a transit point for passengers from other African countries and the Middle East. In the photo are Ethiopian Airlines and Tourism department executives having a ceremonial toast. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

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 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