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…

Philippine Airlines cancels all domestic flights

Catherine Gonzales 03/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the cancellation of all of its domestic flights amid the enhanced community quarantine now being enforced by the government on the entire island of…

PAL ‘fighting for its future’ as 2019 losses hit P10.6B

Daxim Lucas - Philippine Daily Inquirer 03/02/2020

Philippine Airlines recorded the biggest loss in its corporate history last year due to what its chief described as “unsustainable long-term debt and lease obligations [in] billions of US dollars,” aggravated by the Taal volcano eruption and…

PAL cuts 300 jobs as losses mount

Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has laid off 300 ground-based administrative and management personnel in a bid to cut costs amid declining demand because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The country’s largest airline said in a…

Philippine Airlines relaunches Cebu-Los Angeles route

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 02/20/2020

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) proudly re-introduces a nonstop Cebu to Los Angeles route that will start service on May 2, 2020 giving the Central Visayas region its first direct link to North America. At over 11,800…

‘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…

Cebu Country Club makes history, wins overall championship in PAL Interclub

JONAS PANERIO 03/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With history beckoning, the golfers of the Cebu Country Club stood unfazed and seized the moment as they won the overall championship while playing in the Founders Division, outlasting powerhouse Manila Southwoods in…

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