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Philippine Airlines asks approval from aviation regulator to collect fuel surcharge on all destinations

The Philippines’ national carrier, Philippine Airlines, is seeking approval from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to allow them to collect fuel surcharge on all destinations to make up for the soaring costs of jet fuel prices. “We have filed a petition for a fuel surcharge, but it’s being acted by CAB. There will be some hearings. I hope that they can act on it as soon as possible,” said PAL …

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Philippines: CAAP issues Temporary Aerodrome Certificate to Manila International Airport Authority

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has issued a Temporary Aerodrome Certificate to the Manila International Airport Authority after it complied with 81% of the requirements of the facility and its operation. “It’s temporary because we have still five things to comply with. We are going to correct these five aspects, which is part of giving MIAA the final certification for the aerodrome,” explained the airport’s General Manager, Eddie …

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Air service negotiations between Philippines and India to begin soon

The Philippines’ Ambassador to India, Teresita Daza, disclosed that not having direct air services between the Philippines and India is a huge disadvantage as it is missing out on attracting huge groups of tourists. However, she hinted that all that might change very soon as air service negotiations between the two nations are set to commence. “Representatives from our Civil Aviation Board were here a couple of days ago. It’s …

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IATA urges Philippine government to focus on developing airport infrastructure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the Philippine government to train its focus on addressing the more urgent matter of airport infrastructure rather than entertaining proposals to increase aviation taxes in the form of a tourism tax and Green Fee. “Aviation is vital to the Philippines. It supports 1.2 million jobs and US$9.2 billion in GDP…But the social and economic benefits of air transport are at risk if …

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Philippines and South Korea finalize new air pact

The Philippines and South Korea have agreed to increase the number of flights that are operating between the two nations in order to cater to the robust demand. Civil Aeronautics Board Executive Director Carmelo Arcilla remarked that a delegation from the Philippines recently flew to Seoul for the latest round of negotiations. The agreement was to expand air traffic entitlements between Manila and all international airports in Korea to 20,000 …

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South Korea and Philippines agree to add more bilateral flights

Air travellers can now enjoy more flights between South Korea and the Philippines after the two sides agreed to lift the current quota ceiling of 31,500 seats per week to enable an unlimited number of flights. This development was announced by Seoul’s Transport Ministry which came after aviation talks with the Philippines. However, the quota remains at 20,000 seats a week for flights to Manila. The Ministry clarified the flight …

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Philippines and Italy sign Air Services Agreement

An Air Services Agreement (ASA) has been signed between the Philippines and Italy that would facilitate and promote the growth of regional and international prospects for both countries. Signing their names on the agreement were the Philippine Ambassador to Rome, Domingo Nolasco, and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) Undersecretary of State, Benedetto Della Vedova, in an event that was held in Rome. This agreement marks the …

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Philippines: Airline groups protest government plans for increased regulation of aviation sector

The Philippine government’s planned moves to increase regulation of the aviation sector were met with criticism from international airline groups. In particular, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) waxed hot over a proposal by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to cap airfares. “We are against this measure. The prices should be driven by market forces,” said IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac. “Putting caps is the best way …

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Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific seeks entitlements to Hong Kong and Bali

The operator of Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific is angling for entitlements to Hong Kong and Bali, Indonesia. Cebu Air Inc. filed an application with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) for the provision and re-allocation of entitlements on the Manila to Hong Kong route. The entitlements being asked for are under a confidential Memorandum of Understanding between the Philippines and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region back in 2014. Cebu …

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Local airlines in the Philippines rail against airfare regulation plan by Civil Aeronautics Board

The idea of regulating airfares in the Philippines was branded “illogical” as it reduces the competitiveness of local carriers against their foreign counterparts but also might hinder the growth and development of the aviation industry. Sources with knowledge of the situation have shared that lawmakers have asked Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to “put a cap” on the maximum and minimum fares of local airlines, after they were “surprised by the …

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