Travel and Tourism

China Airlines takes delivery of A350 powered with biofuel

China Airlines of Taiwan has become the second airline to join a programme to use a blend of traditional and sustainable biofuels to power aircraft for delivery flights from Airbus.

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Jeepneys to get upgrades

Manila’s iconic passenger jeepney, once regarded “King of the Road,” is headed towards change and uncertainty.

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NLEX to construct Port Area link next year

NLEX Corp. will start construction of a P6-billion elevated expressway from Circumferential Road 3 in Caloocan City to Radial Road 10 in Navotas City within the first quarter of 2018.

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Phl now in Dream Cruises itinerary

The Philippines has become part of the itinerary of Dream Cruises, a luxury cruise line for the Asian market, operated by Genting Cruise Lines, owner of Star Cruises.

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1st Airbus A380 to exit service, awaits new owner or scrapyard

The first Airbus SE superjumbo to exit service will be stored minus its engines at a French airfield as its owner seeks a new operator for a plane that while still relatively young in industry terms has fallen out of favor with airlines.

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AirAsia urges creation of Asean aviation agency

Airasia Berhad CEO Anthony Francis Fernandes urged member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to create a single Asean Aviation Authority to facilitate the integration and efficient management of their respective air carriers.

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PAL plans new US flights to reverse losses

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is planning to operate new non-stop, ultra-long haul routes to and from the United States maniland over the next two years while expecting a net loss by end of 2017 due to high fuel prices.

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New Zealand, Philippines firm up bilateral ties

Three New Zealand government agencies signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with two of their Philippine counterparts and with Philippine Airlines to firm up bilateral cooperation in tourism, energy resources and weather services.

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Philippines, Korea expand flight entitlements

The Philippines amended an air service agreement with South Korea, the top source of international visitors, raising the flight entitlements between the two countries by 13,000 seats a week.

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Gotianun, Gokongwei investing P839-B to develop Clark

The Gotianun and Gokongwei conglomerates are proposing to redevelop the Clark International Airport, through P839 billion in investments, which is approximately four and a half times bigger that the capital outlays earlier proposed to build an alternative international gateway.

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