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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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 27, 2018

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

Watch the evening newscast with Bea Cupin

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

Canceled flights due to Tropical Storm Vinta

Dec 21, 2017 - 7:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest information on flight cancellations related to Tropical Storm Vinta

Jacinda Ardern forges stronger NZ-PH ties on first Manila visit

Nov 15, 2017 - 2:26 PM

The first Philippine visit of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yields 3 bilateral agreements with the host country

FIRST PHILIPPINE VISIT. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has a bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on the final day of the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings on november 14, 2017. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern oversees 3 new agreements with PH

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:53 PM

The Philippines and New Zealand look to cement a growing relationship with the new agreements that will boost tourism and trade between the two countries

Bad weather results in cancelled flights on Thursday, Nov 9

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:46 AM

The Manila International Airport Authority announces the cancellation of some flights due to bad weather

PAL gets new facility for cabin fire training

Nov 05, 2017 - 7:26 PM

The $300,000 investment features simulated fires in an aircraft cabin replica, with the goal of enhancing cabin crews' skills in dealing with in-flight fires

PAL pays nearly P6B to DOTr to settle accounts

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:01 PM

CAAP receives of P5,677,887,615, while MIAA receives P258,594,230.33 as the flag carrier pays its unpaid navigation charges before the December deadline

PAL offers ‘Puso Para sa Marawi’ P1-fare

Oct 28, 2017 - 11:20 AM

The seat sale is for a P1-one-way base fare to Cagayan de Oro from Manila, Cebu, or Davao for travel from October 28 to December 14, 2017

PAL ADVISORY. This photo taken on January 26, 2016 shows tail sections of Philippine Airlines (PAL) aircraft while parked at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Duterte on Lucio Tan, Cardinal Vidal, Typhoon Paolo | Midday wRap

Oct 18, 2017 - 2:04 PM

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Duterte dares Lucio Tan to fund destabilization plots

Oct 17, 2017 - 8:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte claims the tycoon has remained untouchable for years because of alleged threats to fund destabilization plots against government officials

PAL to launch Clark-Virac route on December 15

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:20 PM

The new Philippine Airlines route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

What's next for PAL and its potential partner after P6-B settlement

Oct 10, 2017 - 7:25 PM

While PAL's stock has remained relatively steady throughout the saga, questions remain over how its talks with a potential strategic partner would be affected

This photo taken on January 26, 2016 shows tail sections of Philippine airlines (PAL) aircraft seen through heat haze while parked at the terminal II building of the Manila international airport. European plane-maker Airbus said February 17, 2016 it had won a 1.85 billion USD deal for the purchase of six A350-900s by Philippine Airlines (PAL), flag-carrier of one of Asia's fastest growing economies. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

PAL to begin direct Cebu-Bangkok flights on December 2

Oct 09, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Philippine Airlines cites 'public demand' for the route, which will have thrice weekly flights

PAL starts flights from Clark to Basco, Batanes

Oct 01, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Basco 'is now a short flight away for leisure travelers from Central and Northern Luzon,' says Philippine Airlines

NEW ROUTE. The new flight departs Clark International Airport at 11:45 am every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. It leaves Basco 2 pm on the same days. Photo from PAL