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PAL President and COO Jaime J. Bautista and Hokkaido Vice Governor Hitoshi Kubota hold a miniature Airbus A321neo PAL plane

PAL set to operate in Hokkaido next month

By Benjamin Lim Vergara HOKKAIDO government officials led by Vice Governor Hitoshi Kubota on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on Philippine Airlines President and COO Jaime J. Bautista at the PAL Corporate headquarters in Pasay City. The Hokkaido government is in the midst of organizing tourism promotional campaigns to drive travelers to this Japanese region. “Tourist spots and destinations in […]

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Giant Xmas tree at NAIA 2 greets Pinoys returning for holidays. Image by GMA Network


By Benjamin Lim Vergara AIR travelers can’t help but stare at the unique, avant-garde Christmas tree at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) with a bright, fun and funky colors. The Christmas tree was lit up on Monday evening by Philippine Airlines (PAL) President and COO Jaime J. Bautista and Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal at […]

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PAL ferry service in Boracay

PAL ferry service in Boracay

By Benjamin Lim Vergara AN affiliate of flag carrier Philippine Airlines will soon provide ferry service in Boracay to draw more tourists in the island resort. PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said the airline on Tuesday held a Mabuhay Maritime Express Naming Ceremony at Esplanade Seaside Terminal in Pasay City followed by a cruise to a coastal paradise at Pico de […]

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PAL warns against counterfeit airline tickets

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Philippine Airlines has expressed concern about the proliferation of scams where “cheap” airlines tickets together with fake identification cards are sold to the unsuspecting public. This after the PAL has observed the rise in number of people being victimized by scammers on social media like Facebook selling fake airline tickets. PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said […]

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Philippine Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime Bautista ©Photographer: Stefen Chow/Bloomberg News

PAL wins another international award

By Benajmin Lim Vergara LEGACY carrier Philippine Airlines has earned another distinction by winning a four star Major Regional Airline 2019 rating award during the Airline Passenger Experience Association exposition in Boston, Massachusetts last Monday. The new international award was certified by APEX, a globally renowned New York-based non-profit airline customer association. PAL said the award, which was given during […]

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PAL enhances service offerings

By Benjie Lim Vergara FOUR-star national carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has enhanced service offerings to bring comfort and convenience to senior citizens. According to PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna, PAL will unveil a package of products and services, some existing and some new, geared towards ensuring that its senior citizen passengers will have a comfortable and stress-free travel experience. Moreover, Villaluna […]

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Members of the Aviation Security Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP) inspect the luggage from flight PR2959 at the tarmac of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Thursday, after one of its passengers made a bomb joke, prompting aviation authorities to ground the plane. The passengers were transferred to another plane to ensure their safety. Photo by Benjie Lim Vergara.

Bomb joke cause seven hour flight delay on Cotabato bound plane

By Benjie Lim Vergara A BAD joke from an Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao employee caused a seven hour delay on a Cotabato bound Philippine airlines flight, airport authorities said on Thursday. Saidona Singgon’s alleged bomb joke caused PAL Flight PR2959 to be delayed as all of its passengers were told to disembark. Their luggage were also offloaded and rigorously […]

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A Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 is pictured on a grassy area next to airport perimeter fence after it overshot the runway at Ninoy Aquino International airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila in Philippines, early August 17, 2018.  Anjo Perez/Manila International Airport Authority/Handout via REUTERS

CAAP set to make final analysis of the cause of Xiamen Airlines crash landing at the NAIA

By Benjie Lim Vergara INVESTIGATORS looking into last week’s crash landing of Xiamen Airlines Boeing B737-800 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport made another thorough inspection of a portion of runway 06/24 where the accident happened. This according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines-Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (CAAP-AAIB) as they make their final analysis of the accident and […]

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Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines has normalized operations in NAIA

By Benjie Lim Vergara BUDGET airline Cebu Pacific Air on Tuesday said its operations has normalized after three days of flight cancellations due to a Chinese aircraft mishap. CEB, in an advisory, said “barring any other technical, weather-related or other extraordinary circumstances, we do not plan to cancel flights.” However, it also said passengers on all domestic and international flights […]

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PAL Spkesperson Cielo Villaluna

PAL to fly to San Vicente, Palawan?

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE San Vicente Airport in Palawan last week opened its runway for commercial flights making accessible to the public more tourist destinations in the island. Construction of the PhP298.7 million airport started in 2009. It was built to jump start tourism in this northwesterly town of Palawan as it is near the world-famous El Nido island. […]

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