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Flight MH17 crash probe set to name suspects

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:40 AM

The Dutch-led probe says it will first inform families, and then hold a press conference to unveil 'developments in the criminal investigation' into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

Russia's defence ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov (R) and the Chief of the Main Rocket and Artillery Department Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin attend a press briefing dedicated to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane operating flight MH17 in Moscow on September 17, 2018. All 298 people on the Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed when a Russian-made Buk missile slammed into the plane over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

Cebu Pacific to begin Manila-Shenzhen flights on July 1

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:30 PM

Cebu Pacific's Manila-Shenzhen route will have flights 4 times a week, beginning July 1

BAGGAGE POLICY. Cebu Pacific will be implementing a new check-in baggage policy starting January 15, 2019. Photo from Cebu Pacific

Duterte vows solution to flight cancellations, delays 'within a month'

Jun 10, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The Philippine President makes a 'surprise inspection' of NAIA Terminal 2, apologizing to passengers for flight delays and cancellations

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and officials from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police strike President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's signature pose following the President's departure for the People's Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019 for his participation in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. Also in the photo is former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go. Malacañang photo

Qatar Airways to launch Doha-Davao route on June 18

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:59 PM

Qatar Airways will fly from Doha to Davao City once a week beginning June 18

LAX LANDING. This file photo taken on March 21, 2017 shows a Qatar Airways aircraft, flight 739 from Doha, coming in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. Frederick J Brown/AFP

41 dead as Russian plane bursts into flames on landing

May 06, 2019 - 7:49 AM

(3rd UPDATE) A video shared on social media shows Aeroflot's Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, land at Sheremetyevo international airport, flames and black smoke pouring from its fuselage

INFERNO. This handout picture taken and realeased on May 5, 2019, by the Investigative Committee of Russia shows a fire of a Russian-made Superjet-100 at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow. Handout photo/Russian Investigative Committee/AFP

Canceled Cebu Pacific flights for May 2019

Apr 29, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Operational woes continue to hound Cebu Pacific. More flight cancellations are set for May 2019.

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'

Canceled flights due to Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of flights canceled due to the April 22 earthquake

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'

AirAsia to fly Manila-Osaka route starting July 2019

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Budget airline AirAsia also announces a promo fare for this new route for its loyalty program members

Osaka Castle, Japan and Fort Santiago, Manila. Photos from Shutterstock

How a vintage film format brought 'Apollo 11' back to life

Mar 11, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The film injects new life into the most famous space mission of all time, which transfixed the world from July 16-24, 1969

APOLLO 11. US Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is shown walking near the Lunar Module 20 July 1969 during the Apollo 11 space mission. Visible as a reflection in Aldrin's visor is Neil Armstrong, the man who took the photo. Photo by NASA

New SpaceX astronaut capsule successfully launched on ISS test mission

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:59 AM

(UPDATED) The only occupant on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule is a dummy named Ripley – but NASA plans to put two astronauts aboard later this year

REHEARSAL. SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard takes off during the Demo-1 mission, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 2, 2019. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

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

AirAsia to launch Clark-Seoul flights

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The new route from the Clark International Airport to South Korea will begin on January 19, 2019

INTERNATIONAL. AirAsia now flies thrice a week to Taipei, Taiwan from Clark International Airport. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

More flights to be canceled as NAIA upgrades air traffic system

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:35 PM

At least 4 flights will be canceled per hour from November 15 to 20

RADAR. The Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management system at NAIA will be upgraded. CAAP Photo

Bacolod flights cancelled, delayed due to airport closure on November 9

Nov 07, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The Bacolod-Silay airport will be closed from 8 am to 12 noon to conduct a full scale emergency exercise in compliance with its aerodrome certification

CLOSED. Bacolod-Silay Airport will be closed on November 9 from 8 am to 12 noon. Photo from CAAP

Canceled flights at NAIA in November 2018

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of flights canceled as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport conducts runway maintenance and upgrades its air traffic system

The week in photos: October 27-November 2, 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:26 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

MIGRANTS. A view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US resting in a basketball pitch in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico on October 28, 2018.  Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Direct Hong Kong to Davao flights now available

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Cathay Dragon flies Davao to Hong Kong 5 times a week

DIRECT FLIGHT. The Davao to Hong Kong flight was inaugurated Sunday. RaksyBH/Shutterstock.com

Canceled flights due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of flights canceled due to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

Trump in Pennsylvania on 9/11 to honor Flight 93 heroes

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:13 PM

The White House says Trump will put the emphasis on 'remembering that horrific day... and certainly honoring the individuals who were not only lost that day, but also put their lives on the line to help in that process'

9/11. The Tower of Voices stands above visitors, dignitaries and family members of the victims of Flight 93 at the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 9, 2018 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP

10 people on board Emirates treated in New York hospital

Sep 05, 2018 - 11:18 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Emirates confirms that 3 passengers and 7 crew have been transferred to hospital for 'further medical care and evaluation'

AT THE READY. Ambulances line up beside an Emirates plane. Photo courtesy of Larry Coben on Twitter @larrycoben

Cebu Pacific now flies daily from Clark to Macau

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Flights from Clark to Macau will be at 9:25 pm daily, with return flights to the Philippines at 12:15 am the following day

MORE FLIGHTS. Budget airline Cebu Pacific increases flights from Clark International Airport. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

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.

Recordings of Xiamen Air flight in NAIA runway mishap back in Manila

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:13 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Aircraft Investigation and Inquiry Board investigators confirm the black box data recording is of good quality

SKID. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Canceled August flights due to typhoons Cimaron, Soulik

Aug 23, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Typhoon Cimaron is heading for Japan, while Typhoon Soulik is expected to affect the Korean Peninsula

What to do when your flight gets canceled

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Here are your rights as a passenger when your flight gets delayed or canceled

WAITING. Stranded passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 1 as flights were canceled, following the accident of a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slid off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Canceled flights at NAIA, August 20

Aug 19, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The cancellations are still due to the temporary runway closure from August 17 to 18, which was triggered by the Xiamen Air mishap

Canceled flights at NAIA, August 19

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Dozens more flights are canceled even after the reopening of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway

LOOK: Crowded NAIA after runway reopening

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:54 PM

Aviation authorities reopen the runway 36 hours after the Xiamen Air mishap. Photos and videos after the reopening show passengers in long queues at the airport.

LONG QUEUES. Passengers wait for news on the status of their flights on Saturday, August 18, 2018, following the runway incident at NAIA on Thursday night. Photo from Marites Vitug/Rappler

NAIA runway closed until Aug 18 morning after Xiamen Air plane skids

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

(4TH UPDATE) All 157 passengers and 8 crew of flight MF8667 are safe, but Friday and Saturday flights have been cancelled or diverted

A Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 series passenger aircraft, operating as flight MF8667 from Xiamen to Manila, is seen after skidding off the runway while attempting to land in bad weather at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Canceled flights over NAIA airport mishap, August 17-18

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:12 PM

(8TH UPDATE) A NAIA runway remains closed as a Xiamen Air plane overshoots it. Flight are cancelled or diverted until Saturday, August 18

With new Melbourne route, can Cebu Pacific replicate Sydney success?

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:28 AM

The Philippine-based budget carrier's Sydney record will be hard to beat

WELCOME TO MELBOURNE. The first flight 5J049 arrives in the Tullamarine Airport. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

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

LOOK: Cebu Pacific's new in-flight, pre-order meal selection

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The offerings include Filipino cuisine classics as well as more modern dishes

MH370 families hope for closure from official report

Jul 30, 2018 - 11:44 AM

Malaysia transport ministry gives to relatives aboard the missing Flight MH370 the official investigation team's report

FINAL REPORT. File photo shows a young girl holding a balloon with a message during a memorial event for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur 4th anniversary of the ill-fated plane's disappearance. Photo by  Manan Vatsayana/AFP

Cathay Pacific to offer nonstop Hong Kong-Seattle flights in 2019

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:35 PM

This new route will be offered 4 times a week beginning March 31, 2019

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

AirAsia now flies from Clark to Taipei

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The Taipei route from Clark is scheduled Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

INTERNATIONAL. AirAsia now flies thrice a week to Taipei, Taiwan from Clark International Airport. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

Cebu Pacific to resume Manila-Busuanga flights on June 10

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:28 AM

It also announces additional Cebgo flights to accommodate passengers affected by flights cancellations on Saturday

Canceled flights over Busuanga airport mishap, bad weather on Saturday, June 9

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:55 AM

(3RD UPDATE) The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines cancels all flights to and from Busuanga in Palawan a day after a Skyjet plane overshot the runway of the Francisco Reyes Airport

Cebu Pacific to expand footprint in Japan with new office

May 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Now on its 10th year of operations in Japan, Cebu Pacific mounts about 70 flights weekly between Japan and the Philippines

Cebu Pacific eyes 22 million passengers in 2018

Apr 26, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The budget carrier hopes flights to Dubai, Batanes, and Melbourne, among other destinations, will make up for canceled Boracay flights

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

Your next pilot could be drone software

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM

By combining their enormous amounts of flight data and experience, drone-control software applications are poised to quickly become the world’s most experienced pilots

SAFETY QUESTION. Would you be – or feel – safer if one of these people were a robot? Image from Skycolors/Shutterstock.com

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 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'

Netizens on Boracay closure: 'Hassle, unnecessary!'

Apr 06, 2018 - 1:31 PM

'Pati kaming taga-Aklan talaga hindi makauwi, walang flight pa-Kalibo dahil sa closure na 'yan! Ano lalangoy kami?' tweets one irate netizen

Cebu Pacific to cancel flights during 6-month Boracay closure

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:41 AM

The airline, however, will retain a few flights 'to serve local residents and ensure continuity of commerce in Northern Panay island' during the period

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