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Maldives and Philippines looking to seal air transport pact

The Philippine government is seeking to expand current bilateral air pacts with at least six nations and ink a new air transport deal with the Maldives later in the year. According to the Executive Director of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), the move is a response to the clamor of local carriers for more entitlements to back their respective expansion projects. CAB Executive Director, Carmelo L. Arcilla, said his office …

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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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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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Philippine Airlines working with Philippine government to find solution to alleged unpaid navigational charges

The Philippines’ national carrier, Philippine Airlines, announced that they are working together with the government to find an amicable solution to the alleged PHP 6.63B in unpaid navigation charges it owes to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). The CAAP issued a demand letter to PAL back in August of last year. PAL released this statement to address the simmering issue: “(The) alleged unpaid navigational charges involves complex …

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US-bound passengers of Philippine Airlines to expect more stringent security measures

Passengers of the Philippines’ flagship carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), bound for the United States are in for stricter security measures as the US Department of Homeland Security imposes a dry run of enhanced regulations. The tougher security measures for the US-bound flights—Manila-Los Angeles, Manila-San Francisco, Manila-Honolulu, Manila-Guam and Vancouver-New York—shall be in the form of “additional/expanded check-in procedures,” said PAL in a statement. “This planned move is in line with …

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PAL opposes air talks with Qatar due to “overcapacity”

The Philippines’ flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) voiced their opposition to a new round of air talks with Qatar due to the current overcapacity in this market. According to PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime Bautista, they were opposed to adding seat entitlements due to overcapacity. “Our position is that there is over capacity. There should be no additional [seat entitlements] just like our position during the last air …

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Lawmakers warn Philippines carriers to shape up

Two major airline carriers in the Philippines have been given a stern warning by lawmakers to shape up or risk having their franchises reviewed. “The reason you can operate is that our bosses, the Filipino people, allow you to do so. Do not take advantage. Your enterprise is imbued with public interest. Wake up and shape up”, Ilocos Norte First District Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas said during a recent hearing of …

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PAL sees entry of strategic investor within 2017

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is hopeful that negotiations with a strategic investor regarding a stake in the Philippines’ flagship carrier will be completed later in the year. PAL President and Chief Operating Offier Jaime J. Bautista said that the company is willing to give up a stake equivalent to a maximum percentage allowed by law. The Philippine Constitution states that foreigners cannot own more than 40% of certain businesses, including transportation. …

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