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Former PLDT exec Ricky Isla is new AirAsia Philippines CEO

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Ricky Isla takes the lead as AirAsia Philippines plans to go public in 2019

Philippine Airlines names Gilbert Santa Maria as new president

Jul 29, 2019 - 4:25 PM

BPO industry leader Gilbert Santa Maria is a personal choice of Philippine Airlines chairman Lucio Tan to head the flag carrier

NEW PRESIDENT. BPO industry leader Gilbert Santa Maria (L) is a personal choice of Philippine Airlines Chairman Lucio Tan (R) to head the country's flag carrier. Photo from PAL


Lucio Tan's daughter Vivienne in charge of PAL as Bautista retires

Jun 18, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Vivienne Tan's appointment as Philippine Airlines officer-in-charge comes as the flag carrier accepts the retirement of Jaime Bautista as president and chief operating officer

IN CHARGE. Lucio Tan heiress Vivienne Tan takes charge of Philippine Airlines. File photo from Tan's Facebook page

Chinese behind P1.8-B shabu escapes PH authorities via PAL, NAIA

May 30, 2019 - 11:52 AM

Blacklisted Chinese man Zhijian Xu, also known as Jacky Co, escapes through NAIA, baffling police chief-turned-senator Panfilo Lacson

SEIZED. Around 276 kilos of shabu worth P1.8 billion are seized by Customs and anti drug agents at Manila North Harbor in Manila on March 22, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Workers reject 'weak' anti-endo bill

May 29, 2019 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) Labor groups argue that some 'strong' provisions in the House version of the anti-contractualization bill should have made it to the measure's final version

ENDING ENDO. Workers from various companies stage a rally calling for the passing of SB 1826 or the Security of Tenure bill at the main gate of the Seante on August 7, 2018. Fle photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Philippine Airlines to resume Clark flights on April 25

Apr 24, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Philippine Airlines says its flights to and from Clark for April 24 will remain canceled though airport operations are expected to resume within the day

FIXED. The collapsed ceiling at the departure area of the Clark International Airport has been fixed as of 6 am, April 24, 2019. Photo from Clark International Airport

ADVISORY: Some PAL flights moved to NAIA Terminal 1

Mar 31, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Philippine Airlines says 'these operational adjustments are being carried out to help minimize passenger congestion'

Philippine Airlines offering 30MB of complimentary inflight WiFi

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The current 30 MB data allocation doubles the 15MB limit which began in 2017

Photo from Philippine Airlines


Aside from ANA, PAL not getting other foreign investors yet

Feb 27, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Philippine Airlines says it is still in talks with ANA Holdings and could reach a final agreement by March

NEW SERVICES. PAL President and CEO Jaime Bautista talks to the media after the launch of the new Premium Economy Class. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

PAL offers one-way fares as low as P78 on March 1

Feb 27, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Philippine Airlines is having a promo from March 1 to March 10

NEW AIRCRAFT. The new Airbus A350 Love Bus order of the Philippine Airlines arrives in Manila. Photo from PAL

Philippine Airlines to fly SEA Games 2019 athletes to Manila

Feb 14, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Flag-carrier Philippine Airlines will be flying sport leaders from the 10 other participating countries in the 2019 SEA Games to Manila

OFFICIAL CARRIER. Philippine Airlines signs a partnership agreement with Philippine sports officials granting them the official carrier status for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo from Philippine Airlines

Japan's biggest airline ANA buys 9.5% of PAL shares

Jan 29, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Philippine Airlines says the shares will be acquired from Trustmark Holdings Corporation, which is owned by Lucio Tan's family

MINOR SHAREHOLDER. The parent firm of All Nippon Airways acquires a minority stake in PAL Holdings. ANA photo from its Instagram account, PAL photo from the airline

Japan's biggest airline ANA 'in talks' to invest in PAL

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Philippine Airlines says there is 'no definite agreement' yet with any firm, but maintains that it has 'always been open to the possibility of a strategic investor'

MINOR SHAREHOLDER? Japan's All Nippon Airways parent firm may soon acquire a minority stake at PAL Holdings. ANA photo from their Instagram account, PAL photo

LIST: Airline seat sale in January 2019

Jan 11, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Here are the airlines offering cheaper fares this January 2019

REHABILITATION. Establishments found to be violating environmental laws will be shut down by the government. Photo from Shutterstock

Philippine Airlines launches more flights to Cambodia, Vietnam

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:36 PM

The Philippine flag carrier will launch flights from Manila to Phnom Penh in Cambodia and Hanoi in Vietnam this summer

CAMBODIA. The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is the residence of the King. Wikicommons photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

Philippine Airlines celebrates Christmas togetherness with “Regalo”

Dec 14, 2018 - 12:54 PM

It's their way to honor the sacrifices of our OFWs and their families longing to spend the holidays with them in the Philippines

PAL's Mabuhay Maritime to offer Kalibo-Boracay ferry service

Oct 23, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The ferry service seeks to provide seamless travel from the Kalibo International Airport to Boracay

MODERN FACILITIES. PAL's Mabuhay Maritime Express will soon offer Kalibo to Boracay ferry service. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Canceled PH flights to and from Osaka due to typhoon Jebi, September 5

Sep 04, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Philipine Airlines says in its advisory it is anticipating further disruptions to flights to and from Kansai as Typhoon Jebi batters Osaka

CLOSED DUE TO TYPHOON. Kansai International Airport is closed due to typhoon Jebi, prompting cancellations to and from Osaka, Japan. Photo by Shutterstock.

Canceled PH flights to and from Osaka due to Typhoon Jebi, September 4

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) Typhoon Jebi causes the temporary closure of Kansai International Airport, disrupting a number of flights to and from it

CANCELLED FLIGHTS. A Philippine Airlines plane at Kansai International Airport in Osaka. Photo from Shutterstock.

The PAL flip-flops of Supreme Court Justices Peralta, Bersamin

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Two chief justice applicants change their votes to hand Philippine Airlines a victory. A dissenter says it besmirches the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.

Witnesses Supreme Court Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta (right), and Lucas Bersamin (left) attends the house hearing on Determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on January 15, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dumaguete airport runway closed after PAL plane blows tire

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:55 AM

All 113 adults, 2 infants, and 6 flight crew aboard the Philippine Airlines plane are safe

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Canceled Japan flights due to Typhoon Shanshan

Aug 08, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Typhoon Shanshan is heading for Japan, prompting the cancellation of certain flights on Wednesday, August 8, and Thursday, August 9

CA upholds PAL's early retirement of female flight attendants

Jul 16, 2018 - 6:51 PM

A 20-page decision from Associate Justice Jhosep Lopez reverses the decision of the Makati regional trial court that says that an earlier retirement age for the female flight attendants is discriminatory

PAL to fly Clark-Siargao starting July 1

Jun 30, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Philippine Airlines also says that starting October 28 this year, regular flights will also be launched from Clark to San Vicente in Northern Palawan, Cauayan in Isabela, and San Jose in Mindoro

NEW FLIGHT. Philippine Airlines will now have daily service from Clark to Siargao. Shutterstock photo

LOOK: Philippine Airlines gets 1st aircraft under fleet renewal program

Jun 01, 2018 - 4:25 PM

It is one of the 21 A321neos PAL is getting from Airbus, and will be deployed across the Asia-Pacific region

TWO-CLASS LAYOUT. The Philippine Airlines’ A321neo has 12 business class seats and 154 seats in the main cabin. PAL photo

Business group to gov't: Issue Boracay EO, declare state of calamity

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:34 PM

'We hope that rehabilitation work will be done efficiently to minimize the impact [of the closure],' the Boracay Foundation, Incorporated says in a statement

BORACAY CLOSURE. A business group urges the national government to issue the executive order on Boracay's closure, and to declare state of calamity in the island. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

With new fleet, PAL readies nonstop flights to New York, India

Apr 15, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Philippine Airlines president Jaime Bautista says introducing new routes to India is the airline's response to the call of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo for a direct link to the country – a potentially rich source of future tourists for the Philippines

MORE FLIGHTS. PAL is also planning to launch international routes directly from Davao International Airport, to Bangkok or a point in Japan. Stock photo of Rappler

PAL’s talks with 'strategic' investor moving forward

Apr 12, 2018 - 9:44 PM

‘They are strategic investors, so they can be part of the board, they can help us develop certain markets,’ says PAL president Jaime Bautista

Boracay closure to benefit Mindanao – airlines

Apr 12, 2018 - 6:59 PM

As the government rehabilitates Boracay, airlines that have canceled flights to the island are expected to entice travelers to consider other destinations, including those in Mindanao

IDYLLIC. The white sand beach of Siargao Island. Photo by Mclovin'tosh/Wikimedia Commons

PAL to suspend Kuwait flights starting May 16

Apr 08, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Philippine Airlines says 'the ongoing slowdown in OFW travel to Kuwait has made regular operations economically unsustainable'

LIST: Proposed NAIA terminal reassignments for airlines

Apr 03, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Check out the new terminal assignments being planned for airlines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which could take effect by September this year

PAL Express completes IATA safety audit

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Philippine Airlines says the IATA Operational Safety Audit 'is recognized as the gold standard in airline safety assessments'

Liberal Party senatorial slate, FASAP on SC ruling, Xi greets Duterte | Evening wRap

Mar 27, 2018 - 7:36 PM

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PAL-FASAP case: 'SC is blind to plight of poor workers'

Mar 27, 2018 - 2:21 PM

FASAP says a senior flight attendant with a spotless record was retrenched due to a post-pregnancy leave from work

LABOR RIGHTS. The Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) slams the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned previous 2 labor victories in a controversial case of flip-flop for the court.

TIMELINE: PAL-FASAP retrenchment case, and what happened in 20 years

Mar 27, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The Supreme Court en banc's March 2018 decision on a retrenchment case favors Philippine Airlines and sets aside two earlier rulings favoring flight attendants

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Mar 27, 2018 - 12:11 PM

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An Indian boy plays in the polluted Yamuna river in New Delhi on March 22, 2018. World Water Day is observed on March 22 and focuses on the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA

Pimentel on PDP-Laban senatorial slate, De Castro on Sereno, Psy in North Korea | Evening wRap

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:32 PM

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SC votes after 20 years: PAL wins in retrenchment case vs FASAP

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The Supreme Court en banc affirms a 2006 Court of Appeals decision that says Philippine Airlines doesn't have to consult FASAP for its criteria for its retrenchment program

VALID. Supreme Court votes via a majority decision that PAL's retrenchment in 1998 of thousands of employees is valid.

PAL to add more flights to Melbourne, shift to nonstop Brisbane service

Mar 07, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The flag carrier boosts its flights to the two Australian cities, citing high demand

PAL to start Davao-Siargao route on March 25

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The new route will fly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays

Philippine Airlines' P20-billion NAIA terminal proposal takes a back seat

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:10 PM

This comes after a consortium affiliated with the flag carrier formalized a plan to upgrade and operate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

SHELVED. PAL shelves plan to build a passenger terminal at NAIA. Photo By Ben Nabong/Rappler

PAL eyes Airbus A350-1000 as plane marks 1st touchdown in Manila

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Philippine Airlines, which is undertaking a $2-billion fleet modernization program, says it will consider Airbus' latest wide-body jet

DEMO TOUR. This is amid PAL's over $2-billion fleet modernization program, which would help the airline push its newly acquired 4-star airline status to 5 stars. Photo by Chrisee dela Paz/Rappler

Duterte on Tan, SWS survey on love and career, PH-China meeting | Midday wRap

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:55 PM

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Duterte tells helpful Lucio Tan he'll forgive and forget

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM

After PAL provides planes for OFWs, President Rodrigo Duterte tells tycoon Lucio Tan: 'I am going to shut up forever. Okay na sa akin, tapos na.'

PAL to spend around $2 billion on 15 new planes in 2018

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:15 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine Airlines also says it is waiting for the Civil Aeronautics Board to decide on its petition for a fuel surcharge

PAL 4 Star Awarding

PAL certified as 4-star airline

Feb 09, 2018 - 12:18 PM

The Philippine flag carrier earns the rating upgrade from London-based Skytrax after an extensive audit of its in-flight and on-ground services. It joins 40 other airlines on the list.

RATING UPGRADE. PAL President Jaime Bautista poses for a photo with Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted following the official awarding of the upgrade in a ceremony in Singapore on February 8, 2018. Photo from PAL

Quicker security screening now available for PAL passengers from U.S.

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Eligible passengers who are on Philippine Airlines flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York JFK, Honolulu, and Guam no longer have to remove their shoes, belts, and jackets at TSA checkpoints

BECOMING 5-STAR. PAL is currently rated as 3-star airline by London-based air transport rating organization Skytrax. Photo from PAL Corporate Communications

Flights canceled as Legazpi Airport closed due to Mayon Volcano

Jan 22, 2018 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Please refresh this page for updates on cancellations due to the ash cloud spewed by Mayon Volcano

Mayon Volcano disrupts Manila-Legazpi flights

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest information on flight cancellations related to the possible eruption of the Mayon Volcano

PAL hopeful to become 4-star airline this 2018

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:42 PM

This is part of its efforts to earn 5-star status as a globally competitive full-service airline by 2020, along with carriers like EVA Air and Garuda Indonesia

BECOMING 5-STAR. PAL is currently rated as 3-star airline by London-based air transport rating organization Skytrax. Photo courtesy of PAL Corporate Communications