No New Or Additional Direct Flights To US, Europe Yet?

Why are there less tourists from Europe? Why is Philippine Airlines the only one flying direct to the US? It’s not the Philippine carriers. It’s the Philippine government. Specifically, it’s the aviation body that oversees the implementation of global safety standards. Recent news about the much-expected lifting of the ban on Philippine carriers to mount new and additional flights to the US, European Union countries (and almost South Korea, too) do not inspire confidence. The Philippine Star reported that the overall efforts of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) and its attached agency, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), are likely not enough for the compliance reviewers of their US counterparts. Results of the review is expected this March or April.

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