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Return of confidence in flying big challenge for airlines

Global airlines, after incurring unprecedented losses and possible bankruptcy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are bound to face a tough time convincing people air travel is safe when commercial flight operations resume under new normal protocols.

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MIAA losses breach P1-B as air travel plummets

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has incurred over a billion pesos in financial losses due to air travel restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Qantas probed over using crisis to ease out rival

Australia’s consumer watchdog said it was investigating Qantas for alleged anti-competitive behavior, after its CEO appeared to call for rival Virgin Australia to be cut out of a massive government bailout.

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Passenger demand dives 41% in Asia-Pacific – IATA

The COVID-19 pandemic sledgehammered Asia Pacific airlines the most as passenger demand plunged 41% at the start of travel restrictions last February, according to the latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) data.

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₱9.3-B new Clark Airport terminal nearly finished

Despite a Luzon-wide lockdown, construction of the ₱9.36-billion Clark International Airport’s new passenger terminal building is almost complete, according to Megawide, project proponent.

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MVP Group donates vehicles for military’s COVID-19 efforts

The MVP group of companies, led by PLDT and Smart Communications, donated a fleet of 30 units of Toyota Vios sedans and cargo vans to the country’s Armed Forces of the Philippines.

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Car manufacturers making ventilators

The automotive industry is offering its expertise and manpower to the hospital sector as it gears up to build mechanical ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, an initiative that is being met with some skepticism.

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Metro Manila Subway project not affected by COVID-19

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) said implementation of the Metro Manila Subway project will not be delayed despite the COVID-19 epidemic. 

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Rates cut to spark domestic tourism

Local hotels have started offering discounted rates to support the tourism sector’s campaign to envigorate the domestic market, the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP) said. 

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Sangley airport viability for review

Think tank Infrawatch PH asked the Senate to review the Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) project, its viability put in question. 

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