‘Unacceptable’: Senators fume over seizure of PAL crew’s onion ‘pasalubong’

Daniza Fernandez - @inquirerdotnet 01/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Senators on Monday said they are distraught that Philippine Airlines (PAL) crew members are now in hot water for bringing onions to the Philippines as “pasalubong” (souvenir). Senators JV Ejercito and Raffy Tulfo pointed…

PAL exec confirms Dec. 7 aircraft tailpipe fire at MCIA; no passengers hurt

Futch Anthony Inso 12/09/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has confirmed that one of airlines’ aircraft caught fire during an engine start at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. “We confirm that the tailpipe of…

More airlines opening flights to new destinations from MCIA — exec

Futch Anthony Inso 12/01/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) is looking forward to more airline companies opening flights from the airport to other countries. MCIAA general manager Julius Neri Jr. said that with more relaxed…

Passenger of Manila-HK PAL flight tests positive for monkeypox

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 09/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A passenger of a Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight bound for Hong Kong on Sept. 5 tested positive for monkeypox, the air-carrier’s spokesperson, Ciello Villaluna, said in a statement issued on Wednesday night. The passenger…

12 injured as severe turbulence rattles plane from LA to Manila — PAL

Beatrice Pinlac 08/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines – Twelve people on a Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight from Los Angeles to Manila were hurt due to a severe turbulence that rattled the plane two hours before its landing. A statement from PAL spokesperson…

Holiday travel seen to boost PAL’s H2 business

Tyrone Jasper Piad 08/24/2022

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is hoping to maintain its momentum in the second half with the anticipated surge in passenger traffic during the holiday season. PAL president Stanley Ng said they have observed a good volume…

PAL to restore prepandemic domestic capacity by Q4

Philippine Daily Inquirer 04/20/2022

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is pinning its hopes on the fourth quarter push—a period when passenger volume is expected to surge amid the holidays—to fully restore its domestic capacity this year. Stanley Ng, PAL president and chief operating…

PAL reduces business seats, ditches premium economy

Miguel R. Camus 02/19/2022

Taipan Lucio Tan’s Philippine Airlines (PAL) will jettison premium economy and reduce business class seats under a new strategy aimed at increasing its viability. This will allow PAL to squeeze in more economy seating, helping the flag…

PAL plane veers off the runway at MCIA; passengers, crew safe

Futch Anthony Inso 12/10/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has confirmed the runway excursion incident of their flight PR2369 or the plane veered off the runway when it landed at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) at 11:40…

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…

Philippine Airlines struggles to survive in pandemic

Miguel Camus 09/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Airlines (PAL) formalized an anticipated creditor protection plea in the United States — a move its owner, billionaire Lucio Tan, called a “major breakthrough” in the 80-year-old carrier’s battle to survive the pandemic.…

PAL cancels flights to Saudi Arabia from July 9 to 13

Miguel Camus 07/10/2021

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has canceled flights to Riyadh and Dammam in Saudi Arabia from July 9 to 13, citing restrictions imposed by the Saudi local authorities. “These cancellations are beyond PAL’s control and are most regrettable, because…

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