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Iceland's WOW Air budget carrier collapses, cancels all flights

Mar 28, 2019 - 6:21 PM

(UPDATED) The closure of WOW Air, which transports more than a third of those traveling to Iceland, comes after buyout talks with rival Icelandair collapsed earlier this week

WOW AIR. This photograph taken on August 6, 2018, shows the tailfins of Wow (Icelandic low-cost company) Airbus A321-200 aircraft on the tarmac at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris. File photo by Joel Saget/AFP

Singapore Airlines announces Tigerair takeover bid

Nov 06, 2015 - 12:17 PM

The airline is offering Tiger shareholders a price of SG 0 41 per share in cash and an option to subscribe for Singapore Airlines shares at SG 11 1043

TAKEOVER. "SIA's objective for the offer is to derive enhanced commercial and operational synergies through a full integration of Tiger Airways into the SIA Group," the airline says in a statement. SIA photo from singaporeair.com; Tigerair photo from wikimedia

Cebu Pacific receives 32nd Airbus A320

Sep 28, 2015 - 10:41 PM

This is the 3rd of 4 Airbus A320 aircraft the budget carrier is set to receive in 2015 as Cebu Pacific targets Honolulu as a new destination early 2016

NEW AIRCRAFT. This is the third of 4 Airbus A320 aircraft that the airline is set to receive this year, Cebu Pacific announces on Monday, September 28, 2015. Photo from Ajig Ibasco / Cebu Pacific

Budget carriers seek additional seats to Singapore

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Cebu Pacific Tigerair and AirAsia seek more seat entitlements following the signing of the PH Singapore air pact

Cebu Pacific pays P52.11M fine

Jan 29, 2015 - 8:09 PM

The fine is deposited directly by the Civil Aeronautics Board in the national treasury account with nothing to compensate affected passengers

CAB to Cebu Pacific passengers: Seek compensation

Jan 26, 2015 - 10:56 AM

The Civil Aeronautics Board admits it has no power to compel the budget airline to reimburse the affected passengers

HOLIDAY FLIGHTS. Filipino informal settlers work next to a Christmas tree at a government housing project as a Cebu Pacific Air aircraft flies overhead in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, on December 3, 2014.  Photo by Francis Malasig / EPA

Cebu Pacific chief on holiday mess: 'I'm profoundly sorry'

Jan 21, 2015 - 11:39 AM

3rd UPDATE A House resolution is being crafted to direct erring airlines to compensate affected passengers on top of the fine going to national coffers

‘I AM SORRY.’ Cebu Pacific chief executive Lance Gokongwei reiterates the budget carrier’s apology to passengers inconvenienced during the holidays at a congressional hearing on January 21, 2015. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Virgin takes full control of Tigerair Australia for AU$1

Oct 17, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Tiger has been struggling to make money in the booming Southeast Asian budget carrier market dominated by Malaysia s AirAsia and Singapore’s Jetstar Asia

Cebu Pacific misses 2013 passenger target

Jan 20, 2014 - 6:24 PM

The airline fails to meet its goal following two mishaps involving its planes and several flight cancellations due to Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

Photo courtesy of Airbus

PAL sells food, limits baggage allowance in domestic flights

Sep 21, 2013 - 4:24 PM

Legacy carrier Philippine Airlines PAL is introducing some of the practices of budget airlines in its domestic flights mostly operated by unit PAL Express

HYBRID PRACTICES. PAL, a legacy carrier, introduces budget airline practices in its domestic flights. File photo by Katherine Visconti/Rappler

Zest Air cries foul, claims planes safe

Aug 17, 2013 - 8:33 AM

Zest Air maintains it has addressed the issues raised by CAAP in its suspension order

UNDER SURVEILLANCE. The aviation regulator closely monitors Zest Air operations following several cancelled flights. AFP Photo

AirAsia helps Malaysian army in Sabah

Mar 05, 2013 - 4:50 PM

The move triggers an online debate in Malaysia on whether it highlights the company s patriotism or the military s lack of resources

'NOW EVERYONE CAN FLY' Malaysian soldiers wait to board an AirAsia commercial flight to Sabah. Photo from @tonyfernandes

Passenger volume at Clark airport up 54%

Jul 04, 2012 - 12:02 PM

The increase comes as more budget carriers fly out of Pampanga

Gokongweis confirm interest in 4 airports

Jan 24, 2012 - 2:49 PM

JG Summit said it is interested in vying for 4 airport projects that the government plans to bid out as part of its flagship infrastructure program