Travel and Tourism

Delta orders 100 Airbus planes

NEW YORK: Delta Air Lines announced December 14 it ordered 100 Airbus planes with an option to buy 100 more, in a blow to Airbus’ American rival Boeing.

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Megawide-GMR frontrunner for Clark airport expansion project

A venture between Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Infrastructure is the front-runner in a public bidding to construct a new passenger terminal at Clark International Airport.

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Vehicle sales jump ahead of tax hike

A month before new excise car taxes are slapped, car and truck manufacturers reported reaching one of their highest growth in sales this year.

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Uber backs NAIA-X extension to BGC

NAIA-X – the extension of the Skyway to the airport terminals, Cavitex, and Entertainment City – should go all the way to the Bonifacio Global City to maximize its potential for faster travel.

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Chinese firms bid to expand Clark Airport

Seven groups, including large Chinese companies, submitted offers to design and build a passenger terminal that would triple existing capacity of the Clark International Airport, which is being positioned as alternate to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

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TPLEX opens 10-km Binalonan-Pozorrubio stretch

The Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) covering Binalonan to Pozorrubio has been opened to motorists after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) issued the toll operation permit to Private Infrastructure Development Corp. (PIDC), a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation.

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Trump travel ban comes into full effect following supreme court ruling

The United States supreme court has ruled a travel ban proposed by president Donald Trump on visitors from six mainly Muslim countries can go into full effect.

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Airline crew forced to restrain more unruly, drunk passengers

Geneva, Switzerland—Drunk passengers urinating on others. Passengers fighting with each other. And some trying to open the emergency exit door during a flight.

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‘Laser blasters’ being developed for fighter jets

Laser blasters and other energy-based weaponry are commonly found in science fiction works like “Star Wars” and “Star Trek”. But it looks like engineers want to make it a reality for fighter jets.

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Sumitomo, Mitsubishi back as MRT3 maintenance providers

Japan and the Philippines are signing a government-to-government agreement before the year ends that will pave the way for Sumitomo Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to take over the maintenance works for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT 3).

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