BENJIE VERGARA, TMT

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At least 86 flights of Philippine Airlines (PAL) are likely to experience delays as heads of countries and delegates to the Asean Summit continue to arrive for the event until Saturday. PAL corporate communications said those making travel plans are advised to schedule their trips accordingly “as PAL adheres to…

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) Flight PR212 bound for Manila from Sydney flew back to Kingsford Smith International Airport (KSIA) shortly after taking off at 1:06 p.m.(local time because of a technical issue, the country’s flag carrier said on Monday. The Airbus A340 aircraft, with 218 passengers and 14 flight crew (three…

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Travelers need not to worry during this Lent because there is a sufficient number of Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel who will assist the passengers taking international flights. This was assured by Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Eddie Monreal as the number of passengers is expected to increase.…

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Friday apologized to Manila-bound passengers who were stranded in King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh after a plane of the flag carrier was grounded because of an “aircraft situation” in the Saudi Arabian capital. Flight PR655 was originally set to depart Riyadh on April 6 at…

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The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) will step up security measures and set up help desks for passengers as the country prepares to observe Holy Week. Starting on Monday, help desks will be put up in all domestic and international terminals, MIAA general manager Eddie Monreal said on Thursday to…

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is deploying an additional 170 immigration officers to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other international airports as a remedial measure to address the bureau’s manpower shortage that had resulted in queues before immigration counters. The additional immigration officers were picked up on Wednesday…

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A janitor about to deliver shabu and a man who claimed a luggage containing marijuana were arrested after a brief chase at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Jesus Detollo, building attendant at Manila International Airport Authority administration compound, agreed to sell and deliver…

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A fisherman from Davao who drifted helplessly in the high seas for 56 days in an open boat before being rescued by a Japanese fishing vessel in Papua New Guinea arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 on Wednesday night. Rolando Omongos, 21, survived by drinking rainwater…

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Passengers arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other airports in the country will no longer be subjected to luggage scrutiny unless marked with “X” that may contain valuable or taxable items. Customs District III Collector Ed Macabeo cited the directive from Malacañang putting a stop to the…

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A hungry barn owl was captured while looking for food near the aircraft movement area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The unexpected visitor was too weak to fly when caught by grass-cutting personnel near the grassy portion of airport’s runway 06/24. The barn owl has a heart-shaped facial…

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