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Clark airport big winner as new flight services are launched

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific has today (Wednesday, August 16) announced new domestic and international routes. Cebu Pacific said it will start flying between Kalibo, the nearest airport to Boracay Island, and Clark International, which is also set to receive a new budget service to Singapore. The Kalibo-Clark service will begin…


PAL to offer first direct flights between Manila and Auckland

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced a new Manila-Auckland direct flight coming later this year. From December 6, the overnight service will operate on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Outward flights depart Manila at 11.15pm and land in New Zealand at 2.05pm local time the next day. Return flights on Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays depart at 12.30am and touch down in Manila at 5.45am. The 10-hour service…


New planes to make 14-hour London-Manila flight more comfortable

The 14-hour direct flight from London to Manila is set to become much more comfortable as Philippine Airlines (PAL) updates its fleet. From September 19, the route will be served by state-of-the-art 370-seat Boeing 777-300s. The “triple7” replaces the 254-seat A340s which have plied the route between between the Philippine…


New plans could see Cebu airport boosted to 50 million capacity

The operator of Mactan-Cebu International Airport has submitted a 208-billion peso proposal for a second runway and third terminal. In a statement, the consortium of GMR Infrastructure of India and Megawide Construction, said the proposals were now in the hands of the government. Under the proposal, GMR-Megawide intends to take…


Cebu Pacific follows PAL by suspending international flight services

Cebu Pacific is following the lead of Philippines Airlines (PAL) by suspending flight services to the Middle East. The budget airline announced today that services to Kuwait, Riyadh and Doha are “no longer sustainable”. In a disclosure to the the Philippine Stock Exchange, Vice President for Corporate Affairs J R…



Talks underway to bring direct flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to Davao

Davao could soon be better connected to the international flight network with plans to launch regular flights to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Discussions between the Philippines and United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, April 26) and Thursday at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City. If approved,…