Lawmakers urge gov’t to help PAL, other airlines weather turbulence

DJ Yap, Miguel Camus 09/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers on Sunday called on the government to support the embattled Philippine Airlines (PAL) during its restructuring process and come to the aid of other airlines to help them weather the economic turbulence caused…

As Cebu Air deals with empty seats, costly plane upkeep, losses hit P14.7B

Miguel R. Camus 11/12/2020

Heavy losses continued for the operator of budget airline Cebu Pacific amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Cebu Air Inc. disclosed on Wednesday a net loss of P14.7 billion by the end of September this year—a reversal of the…

Airlines pressed to refund hundreds of millions in unused airfare pending since March

Daxim Lucas 10/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The umbrella organization of the country’s largest travel agencies on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, urged airlines to expedite the refund of hundreds of millions worth of unused airfare that have remained pending since the…

Taiwan airlines offer sight-seeing flights during pandemic

Agence France Presse 08/08/2020

Faced with the coronavirus collapse in travelers, Taiwanese airlines have begun offering sight-seeing “flights to nowhere” on their passenger jets — including flight attendant lessons for children. At the headquarters of Taiwan’s China Airlines in Taoyuan on…

PH Airlines raring to restart flights with new safety rules

Miguel R. Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines – Local airlines battered by the new coronarvirus (COVID-19) pandemic are raring to take the skies once more. The Air Carriers Association of the Philippines (Acap) said in a statement on Tuesday that member airlines…

Clearer picture

05/04/2020

Income reports for the first quarter of the year are starting to paint a grim picture for many companies adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The impact on businesses is mostly unfavorable, except for a very few…

Effect explosion and the coronavirus

Randy David 03/09/2020

Less than two months after Chinese authorities acknowledged the emergence of an infectious outbreak from an unknown coronavirus in the city of Wuhan in central China, the world is witnessing an explosion of effects never before seen…

Corona-phobia

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 03/08/2020

The fear of the coronavirus disease, officially known as COVID-19, is affecting every single person in the planet that it has practically changed the way people live.   Nowadays, one can’t enter an office building, shopping mall,…

‘Ursula’ prompts flight cancellations in Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 12/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two airline companies have already cancelled flights to and from Cebu as Typhoon Ursula intensifies into a severe tropical storm a day before Christmas, December 24, 2019. In an advisory released by GMR…

Best travel deals await Cebuanos at Grand Travel Bazaar 2019

Immae Lachica 07/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Travelling is the best way to learn the different cultures around the world. It is also the perfect escape from our busy schedules. This year, the Cebu Tours and Travel Association (CTTA) again paved…

Cebu airport, airlines gear up for expected Sino tourist surge

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/13/2018

Tourism stakeholders in Cebu are preparing for the expected influx of Chinese tourists in the next few months especially since there are more flights to China and from different parts of China to Cebu, and the biggest…

MCIA runway repair set in Sept

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/13/2018

Airlines told to reschedule flights Passengers are advised to plan their travels ahead with the scheduled nighttime closure of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) runway in September to facilitate asphalt overlay. Mary Ann Dimabayao, public information…

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