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11
Oct

PAL to launch Cebu-Bangkok flights

on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:23.

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By Miguel R. Camus | Philippine Daily Inquirer

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is opening up flights between Cebu and Bangkok, Thailand ahead of the Christmas holiday season—in response to strong demand and growing congestion in the country’s main gateway in Manila.

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09
Oct

Air Asia seeks waiver of terminal fees, travel tax

on Monday, 09 October 2017 00:09.

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By Louella Desiderio | The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Philippines AirAsia Inc. is asking the government to waive the terminal fees as well as travel tax for airports in Clark, Davao, Panglao and Puerto Princesa for three to five years to help stir up outbound travel.

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09
Oct

PAL’s solution to NAIA’s congestion

on Monday, 09 October 2017 00:06.

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By Andrew J. Masigan | BusinessWorld Online

Last May, Philippine Airlines formally presented an unsolicited proposal to the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to expand Terminal 2 of the Ninoy International Airport (NAIA). As everybody knows, PAL has exclusive use of the terminal for its domestic and international operations. Thus far, PAL’s proposal is the most practical, cost efficient, and expeditious solution to relieve NAIA’s congestion woes — one that should be favorably considered by government.

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09
Oct

Airlines see strong passenger traffic growth

on Monday, 09 October 2017 00:07.

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By Miguel R. Camus | Philippine Daily Inquirer

The global trade organization of airlines is expecting overall strong passenger traffic growth in 2017, with demand up by 7.2 percent in August this year.

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09
Oct

AirAsia asks gov’t to scrap travel tax, airport fees

on Monday, 09 October 2017 00:03.

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BusinessWorld Online

PHILIPPINES AIRASIA, Inc. is asking the government to scrap the travel tax and airport fees imposed on departing travelers, saying this move would spur outbound traffic.