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…

PAL eyes bankruptcy filing in NY on June 29

Miguel Camus 06/23/2021

Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) anticipated filing of Chapter 11 creditor protection petition in New York is targeted on June 29, which would mark a milestone in an effort to save the country’s flag carrier from crushing losses inflicted…

PAL to ax some long-haul flights to slow bleeding

Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Airlines (PAL) will stop money-losing “ultra-long haul routes” as it prepares for a major restructuring program that is deemed crucial to its bid to survive the ongoing pandemic and aviation downturn. PAL did…

PAL assures continued operations despite restructuring plans

Miguel Camus 05/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Taipan Lucio Tan’s Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced its commitment to continue operations—including transporting vaccines and stranded Filipinos—amid a looming restructuring plan meant to ensure its survival during the global health catastrophe. “Our flights and operations will…

Down but not out: PAL says ‘here to stay’ despite debilitating crisis

Miguel Camus 03/16/2021

Facing its worst crisis in generations, Asia’s oldest carrier announced during its 80th anniversary event on Monday its mission to serve Filipinos all over the world was far from over. “PAL (Philippine Airlines) is alive, we’re still…

PAL: Foreign passengers from US won’t be allowed in flights to PH

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 01/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Saturday said that it would not allow foreign passengers from the United States or foreign travelers who have been in the country for 14 days to be in their flights…

Lucio Tan advances to PAL hits P17.7B amid mounting losses due to COVID-19

Miguel R. Camus - Reporter / @miguelrcamusINQ 08/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Taipan Lucio Tan continued to pump billions of pesos into Philippine Airlines (PAL), helping keep the flag carrier afloat as losses in the first semester of the year topped P20 billion due to the…

PAL losses widened to P9.4B in 1st quarter

Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/06/2020

The listed operator of Philippine Airlines (PAL) posted a P9.4-billion loss in the first quarter of 2020, reflecting the stagge­ring impact the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has unleashed on the aviation sector. Taipan Lucio Tan’s PAL…

PAL cargo flights to continue

Jerome Aning - Philippine Daily Inquirer 03/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the suspension of its passenger operations due to travel restrictions, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will continue to mount cargo flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, its spokesperson said on Friday. “Philippine carriers…

Close to 400 stranded foreigners in Cebu flown to Manila

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Close to 400 foreigners left stranded in Cebu have been transported to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as of March 20, 2020. Based on statements from GMR – Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation…

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