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AirAsia eyes integration of ASEAN operations

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor REGIONAL low-cost airline AirAsia Berhad is moving towards the next phase of its business, its founder and CEO Tony Fernandes...

Cebu Air reverses year-ago loss

CEBU Air, Inc. reported P42.1 million in profit in the third quarter, reversing last year’s losses. In a regulatory filing, the listed budget airline said...

PAL targets 17M passenger load

FLAG CARRIER Philippine Airlines (PAL) is aiming to carry between 16.5 million to 17 million passengers next year, anticipating strong demand from Chinese tourists...

PAL to launch 4 routes from Cebu in December

DAVAO CITY – Philippine Airlines (PAL) is capping the year with the launch of several new domestic and international routes from airports outside its...

Cebu Pacific junks plan to fly to Honolulu

CEBU PACIFIC is dropping plans to fly to Honolulu, Hawaii as it focuses on high-demand domestic and Asian destinations. “Before there were plans… there’s no...

AirAsia set to launch Bali, Jakarta flights in January

PHILIPPINES AIRASIA, Inc. will launch flights from Manila to Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia in January 2018. The local unit of the AirAsia Group is...

South Koreans still pushing for Iloilo-Incheon flights

ILOILO CITY -- South Koreans residing in Iloilo, majority of them students, remain hopeful that direct flights to and from Incheon will push through. Moon...

Cebu Pacific includes terminal fee in tickets

BUDGET CARRIER Cebu Pacific said terminal fees are now included in the cost of tickets for all domestic flights out of airports managed by...

Cebu Pacific to use new Changi terminal in November

CEBU PACIFIC said its first flight to the new Changi terminal in Singapore is scheduled November 2. In a Friday statement, the budget carrier said...

PAL targets to ferry 20 million passengers by 2021

FLAG CARRIER Philippine Airlines (PAL) is targeting to increase its passenger volume to over 20 million by 2021, as it adds more flights. “From 15...

MCIA passenger traffic hits 5.17 million in first half

PASSENGER TRAFFIC at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the country’s second-busiest airport, reached 5.17 million from January to June this year, 16% higher than...

Air Juan targets higher capacity in next 5 years

AIR JUAN Aviation, Inc. (Air Juan) said it plans to increase by fivefold its passenger capacity in the next five years as it aims...

AirAsia’s Fernandes wants travel tax on outbound Filipino tourists removed

By Carmelito Q. Francisco, Correspondent DAVAO CITY -- AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Anthony Francis Fernandes is urging the Philippine government to look into scrapping...

Domestic travel dominated by youth demographic

MILLENNIALS were the most traveled within the country last year, according to the latest data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority and Department of...

Lufthansa considers resuming flights to Manila

GERMAN flag carrier Lufthansa has sounded interest to fly again to Manila, citing the country’s “very” developed market and good economy. “I can only say...

PAL announces change of terminal in Middle East flights

By Imee Charlee C. Delavin, Senior Reporter PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) on Friday, June 30, announced changes in the arrival and departure terminal of its Middle...