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Flying during pandemic more expensive for airlines, passengers

Flying in the time of COVID-19 has made both airlines and passengers spend more, with travelers dealing with the cost of testing and airlines shelling out more money for ground handling cost and health protocols......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 1st, 2021

Fear of plane crash, or in-flight infection

As we look forward to flying again as soon as COVID-19 restrictions are eased by nations recovering from the pandemic, we wonder which risk most air passengers now fear more – catching the coronavirus while traveling or being caught in a plane crash......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Proxy revenue for aviation industry

Singapore (AFP) — With the world’s aviation industry in deep crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic, airlines have turned to alternative ways to raise cash, from offering “flights to nowhere” to tours of aircraft. Singapore’s flag carrier, which has cut thousands of jobs and grounded nearly all its planes this year, offered passengers the chance […] The post Proxy revenue for aviation industry appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

European airlines offer lower fares

Paris, France—With the coronavirus crisis putting a chill on travel, European airlines are reducing fares to attract passengers and fill the planes that are still flying......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Taiwan airlines offer sight-seeing flights during pandemic

Faced with the coronavirus collapse in travelers, Taiwanese airlines have begun offering sight-seeing “flights to nowhere” on their passenger jets — including flight attendant lessons for children. At the headquarters of Taiwan’s China Airlines in Taoyuan on Saturday, 50 children took a morning course on how to serve passengers aboard a mock cabin. Cheng Yu-wei, […] The post Taiwan airlines offer sight-seeing flights during pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Airlines require face shields for all travelers

Local airlines are requiring passengers to wear face shields during the flight in line with directives issued by the Philippine government amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Cebu Pacific said in a statement face shields must be worn “during the entire flight” starting Aug. 15. “This is on top of the mandatory use of face masks upon […] The post Airlines require face shields for all travelers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

CebuPac paid P7.7B for 1M refund requests

Cebu Pacific (CebuPac) paid P7.7 billion to settle nearly 1 million refund requests since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived last year and triggered massive flight cancellations. In a statement on Friday, the budget carrier said the settlement cleared 100 percent of the refund backlog until June 2021. But the figure did not include passengers that booked […] The post CebuPac paid P7.7B for 1M refund requests appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Cost of lock-in setup weighing on TV shows

Producing television shows has become more expensive, with networks and production companies spending as much as 40 percent more as they deal with substantial pandemic-related costs......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

PAL cancels flights to Saudi Arabia from July 9 to 13

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has canceled flights to Riyadh and Dammam in Saudi Arabia from July 9 to 13, citing restrictions imposed by the Saudi local authorities. “These cancellations are beyond PAL’s control and are most regrettable, because they prevent us from serving the urgent travel needs of our OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) and other passengers,” […] The post PAL cancels flights to Saudi Arabia from July 9 to 13 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2021

Pacquiao flight diverted, returns to NAIA

A Philippine Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles, California from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport with 186 passengers including Sen. Manny Pacquiao and his team on board was diverted to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport for medical emergency last Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

PAL flights carrying OFWs to be diverted to Subic

Philippine Airlines flights carrying overseas Filipino workers will be diverted to the Subic Bay International Airport under a government program to facilitate the return of OFWs during the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2021

Immigration: Vaccinated passengers from green countries to present only 7-day quarantine booking

Fully-vaccinated passengers traveling from the Philippine government pandemic task force’s “green” list need only to present their seven-day booking in a government-accredited quarantine facility for their arrival, the Bureau of Immigration said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021

PAL to ax some long-haul flights to slow bleeding

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Airlines (PAL) will stop money-losing “ultra-long haul routes” as it prepares for a major restructuring program that is deemed crucial to its bid to survive the ongoing pandemic and aviation downturn. PAL did not provide details in its latest financial disclosures and its officials did not immediately respond to queries on […] The post PAL to ax some long-haul flights to slow bleeding appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2021

IATF tells Cebu: Obey guidelines on arrivals of passengers from abroad

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s pandemic task force has directed state agencies, including the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, to ensure that its testing and quarantine protocols for passengers arriving from abroad are followed in all ports of the country. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious […] The post IATF tells Cebu: Obey guidelines on arrivals of passengers from abroad appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

IATF reminds regions: Follow quarantine protocols for arriving travelers

The government’s pandemic response task force on Friday reminded local governments to implement its quarantine protocols for arriving international passengers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

PAL parent on final stages of restructuring as loss mounts to P73 billion

PAL Holdings Inc., the listed operator of flag carrier Philippine Airlines, widened its losses to P73 billion in 2020, as the pandemic brings the entire aviation industry on its knees......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

403 Saudi-bound OFW stranded dahil sa deployment suspension

Manila, Philippines – Inanunsyo ng Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) na daan-daang overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) papuntang Riyadh at Dammam sa Saudi Arabia ang hindi nakaalis ng bansa makaraang ipatupad ang pansamantalang suspensyon ng deployment sa Middle Eastern country.  “Philippine Airlines regrets that we were unable to accept OFW passengers on our flight PR5654 Manila-Riyadh […] The post 403 Saudi-bound OFW stranded dahil sa deployment suspension appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Lucio Tan s grandson takes in key role in loss-making Philippine Airlines

Lucio Tan III, grandson of taipan Lucio Tan, will occupy a key position in his grandfather’s loss-making airline company, which has taken the brunt of depressed travel demand amid the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2021

PAL appeals transfer of LA terminal

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines is appealing a decision to transfer its Los Angeles flights to new Los Angeles International Airport midfield gates starting next month, saying that the move would inconvenience its passengers, a large number of which are senior citizens or persons with disability......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

What’s new from Pat, Daydream and Sponge Cola?

Just like what happened to so many people in the world today, the pandemic brought the pretty Pat Cardoza’s high flying career to a stand-still. She was among the flight attendants put on furlough because of the travel ban. They were not really fired. In fact, they might be called back to work at any time. But to this day, no one knows when......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 18th, 2021

The US tests 1.63 million people a day at airports, the highest since March 2020

File photo of American Airlines Airbus A321-200 flying from Los Angeles International Airport on March 28, 2018. REUTERS / Mike Blake / By David Shepperson.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021