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Duterte orders Sangley airport operations 'to start immediately'

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:48 AM

During a Cabinet meeting, President Duterte also hints at a revamp at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 38th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on June 10, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Saudi Arabia downs explosive-laden drone from Yemen – coalition

May 23, 2019 - 11:41 PM

The Yemeni rebels' Al-Masirah TV says the attack has targeted a Patriot air defense system

Spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition Colonel Turki Al-Maliki talks during an interview with AFP in the capital Riyadh, on May 21, 2019. File photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Wreckage of trainer aircraft found off Mindoro Strait

May 20, 2019 - 5:30 PM

But the Filipino pilot and the Saudi Arabian student pilot remain missing

LOOK: Python seized at NAIA

May 08, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Customs officials discover a 20-inch reticulated python concealed in a bluetooth speaker

SEIZED. This python was found inside a blue tooth speaker at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on May 5, 2019. Photo from BOC

Russia probes pilot error after deadly plane blaze

May 07, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Investigators are still examining the black boxes from the plane and have so far given no official reason for the crash

PROBE. This handout picture taken and released on May 6, 2019 by the City News Agency 'Moscow' shows emergency workers at the site of a crash of a Russian-made Superjet-100 at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow, a day after the incident. AFP PHOTO / CITY NEWS AGENCY MOSCOW / SERGEI VEDYASHKIN

Pilot says lightning caused deadly Russian crash landing

May 06, 2019 - 6:43 PM

Pilot Denis Yevdokimov tells Russian media the craft lost communication and needed to switch to emergency control mode 'because of lightning' on the Aeroflot flight to the Arctic city of Murmansk

ACCIDENT. This handout picture taken and released on May 6, 2019, by the Investigative Committee of Russia shows destroyed fuselage at a site of a fire of a Russian-made Superjet-100 at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow. Photo by HO / RUSSIAN INVESTIGATIVE COMMITEE / AFP

Canceled Cebu Pacific flights from April 28 to 30

Apr 28, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Cebu Pacific cancels more flights, saying that its operations 'have been severely limited by a number of factors'

NAIA Consortium submits updated proposal ahead of April 30 deadline

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The Department of Transportation receives a copy of the NAIA Consortium's updated proposal on Tuesday night, April 23

REHAB. The NAIA Consortium plans to rehabilitate the country's main gateway. File photo by DOTr

Clark airport to resume operations at 4 pm on April 24

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) The Clark International Airport Corporation says it will already be 'business as usual,' following the Luzon earthquake that caused a temporary shutdown

Tugade says Clark airport to be fixed April 25 'at the latest'

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the Luzon earthquake caused around P30 million in damage to the Clark International Airport

DAED. An airport security personnel walks past the damaged portion of the Clark International Airportâ€'™s terminal. Contributed photo

At least 7 injured as Clark airport damaged by Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:20 PM

(UPDATED) The control tower and passenger terminal of the Clark International Airport are damaged, prompting the suspension of operations

DAMAGED. The ceiling at the departure area of the Clark International Airport was damaged, after a strong earthquake rocked parts of Luzon on April 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of Lance Lauren

LOOK: Clark airport opens new facilities in time for Holy Week

Apr 18, 2019 - 10:49 AM

As many as 12,000 passengers use the airport daily during Holy Week

3 killed in aircraft runway accident near Everest

Apr 14, 2019 - 3:27 PM

At least 3 people were injured after a small plane hit helicopters near Mount Everest

A Summit Air Let L-410 Turbolet aircraft bound for Kathmandu is seen after it hit two helicopters during take off at Lukla airport, the main gateway to the Everest region. A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on April 14, killing three people and injuring three, officials said.  STR / AFP

IN PHOTOS: The newly unveiled 'Jewel' at Singapore's Changi Airport

Apr 11, 2019 - 7:46 PM

An indoor waterfall, lush gardens, and airport lounge facilities are just some of the features at Jewel Changi Airport

JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT. The newest development at the Singapore's airport includes a 40-meter indoor waterfall. Photo courtesy of Changi Airport

Marinduque Airport resumes commercial operations

Apr 11, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Flights from Manila to Marinduque, and vice versa, are operated by Cebu Pacific every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

Rehabilitated Marinduque Airport reopens to commercial flights. Photo courtesy of DOTr Communications

Air strike halts Tripoli flights as thousands flee Libya clashes

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:10 PM

(UPDATED) A security source at Mitiga airport says no side has yet claimed responsibility for the air raid, which hit a runway without causing casualties

CONFLICT. Forces loyal to the internationally-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord are pictured at the entrance gate leading to Tripoli's old airport on April 8, 2019. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Construction of Vigan Airport runway extension starts

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:55 PM

The P69-million runway extension project will allow the Vigan Airport to cater to bigger aircraft, bringing in more flights and passengers

RUNWAY EXTENSION. Aviation Undersecretary Manuel Antonio Tamayo leads the groundbreaking ceremony of Vigan Airport's runway extension on April 8, 2019. Photo courtesy of CAAP

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'

Maria Ressa arrested at NAIA over Anti-Dummy Law

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:44 AM

Immediately after deplaning, Ressa goes with arresting Pasig police officers to post bail

ARRESTED. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is arrested upon arrival at the NAIA over a charge of violating the Anti-Dummy Law. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Vietnam woman in Kim Jong-nam case in new release bid

Mar 28, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Doan Thi Huong's lawyers have lodged a second application to the attorney-general seeking her release

DOAN THI HUONG. Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong is escorted with a heavy police presence after a court appearance at the magistrates' court in Sepang on March 1, 2017. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/ AFP

Calayan Island, known for pristine white beaches, opens airport

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The opening of the airport is a dream come true for locals of the island

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

New Zealand police launch probe into bomb hoax that closed Dunedin airport

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:15 PM

A New Zealand Defense Force ordinance team is brought in to neutralize the object, but the airfield didn't reopen until Monday morning

Taiwan airplane overshoots Kalibo airport runway

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:51 AM

All 121 passengers and 7 crew members of the chartered flight from Taiwan are safe

CHARTERED. Taiwan airplane overshoots Kalibo airport runway Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal

Aboitiz gains original proponent status for Laguindingan Airport upgrade

Mar 04, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Under a P42.7-billion proposal, Aboitiz would build new passenger terminals, install equipment, and enhance airside facilities

UPGRADE. If approved by the National Economic Development Authority Board, the Laguindingan Airport may have an upgrade as proposed by the Aboitiz InfraCapital. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Clark airport earnings hit P1 billion for first time in 2018

Feb 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Clark International Airport Corporation says revenues increased by 32% in 2018, hitting P1.07 billion

NEW RECORD. The Clark International Airport breaches the P1-billion mark in revenues. Photo from Clark International Airport's website

Customs confiscates cache of firearms, ammunition in Pasay City

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The Bureau of Customs seizes pistols, ammunition and ammunition magazines

CONFISCATED. Customs seized these guns and ammo at a warehouse in Pasay City. Photo by Bureau of Customs

Airports on heightened security alert after Jolo bombing

Feb 01, 2019 - 4:58 PM

The Office of Transportation Security raises 'Security Condition 2,' which means an additional layer of security measures must be employed by aircraft operators and state agencies

SECURITY. The airport security committee of Plaridel Airport in Bulacan convenes on January 28, 2018. Photo courtesy of CAAP

Filinvest, JG Summit sign 25-year Clark airport operations deal

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The consortium commits to draw experience from the Singapore-based Changi group, which is also a partner

CLARK. The Clark International Airport is envisioned to be the next major gateway in the Philippines. Photo from Shutterstock

Israel to open new international airport near Red Sea

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:08 PM

The Israel Airports Authority has said that the plans for the Ramon project were revised in light of lessons learned during the 2014 Gaza war

Saudi woman seeking asylum 'under the care' of UN agency: Thai official

Jan 07, 2019 - 8:40 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she ran away from her family while travelling in Kuwait because they subjected her to physical and psychological abuse

ASYLUM-SEEKER. This screen grab from a video released to AFPTV via the Twitter account of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun on January 7, 2019 shows a still of Qunun speaking in Bangkok on January 7. Handout/Courtesy of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun/AFP

'Unglorious': Netizens outraged over Tony Labrusca’s airport outburst

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Netizens say that what the actor did at the immigration desk was wrong, but shaming him for his alleged sexual orientation is a low blow

UNGLORIUS. Netizens slam Tony Labrusca's behavior towards immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport but called on netizens to stay relevant when talking about the issue.

Tony Labrusca apologizes to immigration officer over airport incident

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:56 PM

'My biggest mistake perhaps was letting my emotion get the better of me and again, I'm sorry,' says Tony

Piñol sacks NAIA quarantine team

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol cites inadequate measures at the NAIA to prevent the entry of swine fever into the country

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol says he is open to a debate over the 4Ps program. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH gov't to prioritize strict airport security

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Malacañang says Philippine authorities will consider the recommendations of the US Department of Homeland Security, which issued a travel advisory on inadequate aviation security at the NAIA

AIRPORT SECURITY. The US Department of Homeland Security warns travellers against the lax security measures at NAIA. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

'No cause for alarm' despite U.S. advisory on inadequate security at NAIA – MIAA

Dec 27, 2018 - 8:25 PM

MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal also says no complications regarding passengers are expected to arise as services for the airport were not downgraded

ASSURANCES. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal gave assurances passengers will not be burdened by security enhancements at NAIA. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

U.S. airlines ordered to alert passengers of inadequate security at NAIA

Dec 27, 2018 - 2:38 PM

(UPDATED) The Homeland Security of the US says experts determined that the NAIA does not maintain or carry out 'effective security' that meets the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization

SECURITY. Security experts from the US Department of Homeland Security Transport Security Authority found the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is employing inadequate security measures. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Pair with fake guns spark panic at Paris airport

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Authorities say the guns are believed to be airsoft pistols

U.S. says NAIA security measures inadequate – envoy

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:03 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation says it is acting on recommendations of US authorities to improve security at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

SECURITY. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is employing inadequate security measures, says the US Department of Homeland Security. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

NAIA Terminal 3 to suspend overnight parking

Dec 26, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Overnight parking at NAIA Terminal 3 will be unavailable from December 28 to January 3, 2019

DOTr, San Miguel to finalize Bulacan Int'l Airport deal

Dec 24, 2018 - 4:37 PM

The Bulacan International Airport inches closer to construction, but will still have to go through several layers of scrutiny by government agencies

Pair freed without charge in London airport drones probe

Dec 23, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Authorities say the two previously arrested are no longer suspects in the drone incidents

Two held over London airport drone chaos as flights resume

Dec 22, 2018 - 7:38 PM

(UPDATED) Violators face up to 5 years in prison for endangering an aircraft

London airport reopens after drones sow chaos

Dec 21, 2018 - 4:27 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities have yet to find the owner of the drones, which affected airport operations for more than 2 days

CAAP on ‘heightened alert’ for holiday passenger rush

Dec 09, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Employees of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines will observe a 'no leave and day-off' policy during the holidays

FOR SMOOTHER SERVICE. CAAP gears up for the holiday rush at Philippine airports from December 2018 to early January 2019.

Duterte to Malacañang staff: P50,000 bonus | Evening wRap

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:29 PM

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House approves bill renaming Clark airport after Diosdado Macapagal

Dec 04, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The Clark International Airport was named after the late president – the father of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo – in 2001, but was reverted back to its original name in 2011

BACK TO MACAPAGAL? Lawmakers want to rename the Clark International Airport once again. Photo from Clark International Airport's website

Korean intercepted at NAIA for carrying P25.7 million

Dec 02, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas allows foreign travelers to carry only up to $10,000 whenever they enter or leave the country

VIOLATOR. The Bureau of Customs intercepts a Korean tourist at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

Five dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong bus accident

Nov 30, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Shuttle bus carrying Cathay Pacific employees slams into stalled taxi killing five in Hong Kong

BUS CRASH. A recovery worker looks at the damaged front section of a bus window after it collided with a taxi in Hong Kong on November 30, 2018.  Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

5 dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong bus accident

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:30 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Shuttle bus carrying Cathay Pacific employees slams into stalled taxi killing 5 in Hong Kong

BUS CRASH. A recovery worker looks at the damaged front section of a bus window after it collided with a taxi in Hong Kong on November 30, 2018.  Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Duterte inaugurates Bohol-Panglao International Airport

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The long-delayed Bohol-Panglao International Airport is finally open

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the unveiling of the Bohol-Panglao International Airport marker during its inauguration on November 27, 2018. Joining the President are Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Captain Jim Sydiongco. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO