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Mayon Volcano disrupts Manila-Legazpi flights

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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Passengers stranded in Batanes as 2 PAL planes suffer glitches

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

The planes one over the weekend and another on Tuesday June 6 had technical issues PAL says normal operations will resume Wednesday June 7 plus there will be chartered flights

Gov't: Fewer flight delays due to stricter rules, 'common sense' approach

Sep 14, 2016 - 3:30 PM

It was reduced tremendously Minimum is about 5 to 6 delayed arrivals and very minimal in terms of departure says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Eddie Monreal during a Senate budget hearing

FEW FLIGHT DELAYS. The Manila International Airport Authority reports a decline in the number of flight delays int he country due to stricter rules. File photo by AFP

Stuck in a plane on the tarmac for hours? New CAB rule sets limit

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Once a new Civil Aeronautics Board resolution becomes effective domestic flights need to be deplaned by the 3rd hour and international flights by the 4th hour

APPEASEMENT. Royal KLM staff address passenger concerns for the cancelled flight due to the closure of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo courtesy of Manja Bayang

Delta grounding lifted, but travel chaos not over

Aug 08, 2016 - 6:16 PM

3rd UPDATE Even after the US carrier lifts the order about 6 hours into the snafu it warns of continued cancellations and delays as tens of thousands of passengers around the globe are left stranded

Tugade to formalize Manila-Clark train plan in 90 days

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:00 PM

This is in relation to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade s request to airlines to transfer smaller turbo propeller planes to Clark airport

CONNECTIVITY. The transportation department will provide Manila-Clark connectivity using a standard train or a connector road

Tugade apologizes for NAIA runway closure, vows improvements

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:50 AM

To the public I m sorry I m sorry to the President [Rodrigo Duterte] because it happened during my 19 days of watch the newly installed transportation chief speaks before a business forum

FULL RESPONSIBILITY. Last repaired in 2011, Tugade says NAIA runway is long due for another overhaul and proper maintenance. File photo from Rappler

Emergency closure of NAIA runway brings cancelled flights

Jul 18, 2016 - 6:13 PM

5th UPDATE The Manila International Airport Authority says runway 06 24 had to be closed immediately due to small asphalt cracks that could damage planes

NAIA TERMINAL 3. Image from Wikimedia Commons by user Eternal Dragon

Bee on a plane causes flight delay

Jan 06, 2016 - 4:36 PM

A technical problem is caused by an errant bee

Aquino: 'I'm the most convenient excuse' for flight delays

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:36 PM

In a forum the President says efforts are continuing to solve the traffic and congestion issues in the country s major gateway

CAUSE OF DELAY. President Benigno S. Aquino III quips during an open forum in the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI) Foundation, Inc. 14th CEO’s Forum on Friday, October 23, 2015 that he is told that he's the "most convenient excuse" why flights at the country's main gateway get delayed. Photo by Rey Baniquet / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Cebu Pacific flights delayed, cancelled over new operations system upgrade

Oct 02, 2015 - 4:29 PM

3rd UPDATE The Manila International Airport Authority also suspends its daily 1:30 3:30 am closure of the runways to allow Cebu Pacific extra time to operate its flights

Photo by Edwin Llobrera / Rappler

Computer glitch grounds United flights for an hour

Jul 08, 2015 - 11:41 PM

The flights are prevented from taking off due to automation issues

GLITCH. A computer glitch grounds all United flights in the US for a period of time on July 8. Photo by AFP

Cebu Pacific flight diverted

May 13, 2015 - 12:51 PM

The budget carrier diverts a Pagadian bound flight to Cebu Mactan airport due to a technical problem

Limited flights at Clark Airport until May 8

May 06, 2015 - 1:45 PM

UPDATED Flights arriving at Clark International Airport will only be allowed during daytime after several navigational aids facilities were damaged by lightning

Hate flight delays, cancellations? Take Clark International Airport

Apr 17, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Clark International Airport Corporation President and CEO Emigdio Tanjuatco III urges passengers particularly from northern Luzon to use the Pampanga based airport

Gov’t to airlines: Solve flight delays

Apr 13, 2015 - 6:18 PM

Air traffic congestion is not to blame insists Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Jose Angel Honrado

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 holiday mess: Why blame absent staff?

Jan 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The reality is that airline employees are supposed to work during the holidays

Cebu Pacific apologizes, Estrada cases, US State of the Union | The wRap

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:58 PM

Cebu Pacific’s Gokongwei blames absent employees for the holiday mess Supreme Court junks Erap disqualification upholds Jinggoy’s case US President Obama says America is out of recession

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

Cancelled flights: Tuesday, December 30

Dec 30, 2014 - 4:57 PM

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DOTC, CAB: Cebu Pacific's ‘excuses’ unacceptable

Dec 29, 2014 - 4:40 PM

A contingency plan should have be in place during peak seasons like Christmas and New Year to ensure passenger welfare Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says

Flight cancellations spoil Christmas cheer

Dec 24, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Flight changes at the Tacloban airport cause chaos and confusion