PUBLIC ADVISORY


Passenger Fuel Surcharge Level for 1 November to 31 December 2018
CLOSE

IMPLEMENTATION OF PARAGRAPH 9.2, SECTION 9 OF CAB ECONOMIC REGULATION NO. 9, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE AIR PASSENGER BILL OF RIGHTS

-- Download this Advisory

SCAMMERS USING THE DOTr AND ITS ATTACHED AGENCIES ADVISORY

-- View/Download this Advisory
CLOSE       

Print
06
Nov

PAL targets 17M passenger load

Written by bh0ngg. Posted in News

“Next year we’re expecting 16.5 to 17 million passengers,” PAL President Jaime J. Bautista told reporters in a recent interview.

Mr. Bautista said PAL is on track to meet its 15 million passenger target this year. “We grew our traffic by around 12%,” he said.

The airline led by tycoon Lucio Tan is targeting to ferry 20 million passengers by 2021 given the increasing number of flights. It is also set to expand its current fleet of 87 aircraft to at least 96 by 2021.

In 2016, PAL ferried 13.35 million passengers, 12% higher than the 11.9 million recorded in 2015.

PAL is counting on the increasing number of Chinese tourists to the Philippines to boost passenger growth. The airline currently operates charter flights to secondary cities in China from tourist destinations like Kalibo, Cebu, and Puerto Princesa.

“The demand is growing for domestic and international [flights]. We’re expecting that there will be more than a million Chinese visitors next year, from 600,000 to 700,000 (this year). We’re receiving a lot of queries about possible chartered flights to different cities in China,” Mr. Bautista told reporters.

Mr. Bautista added PAL has already increased frequency of the charter flights to China. “We’re crossing our fingers that the demand will continue to grow,” he said.

In July, PAL took delivery of the brand-new Bombardier Q400s for its domestic routes. Five more are expected to be delivered in 2018, and two in early 2019.

Later this year, it will be taking delivery of Boeing 777 aircrafts for flights to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, and London-Heathrow. PAL will also add A321 NEOs 2018-24 for flights to Brisbane, New Delhi, Perth, Mumbai, and other Asia-Pacific destinations, as well as A350s 2018-19 for nonstop flights to New York, Chicago, Seattle, and other destinations in Europe and North America.

Starting December, it will launch direct flights between Manila to Auckland, New Zealand.

It is also continuing its domestic expansion, as it will launch in December flights from Cebu to Siargao, Camiguin, Ozamiz and Legazpi, as well as to Bangkok. Cebu-Beijing flights will start this month.

PAL is anticipating government approval of its proposal to build a $400-million terminal annex to its home, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2, to improve passenger service given anticipated increased volume. Once PAL starts construction by 2018, the project can be completed by 2020.

PAL Holdings, Inc. reported a P1.63-billion net loss attributable to parent in the first half, primarily due to increased operating expenses from higher fuel costs.

On Friday, PAL settled its P6-billion debt to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

It paid P5.68 billion to the CAAP and P258.6 million to the MIAA for unpaid air navigational charges which have been incurred since the 1970s until July 30, 2017.

President Rodrigo R. Duterte had threatened to shut down NAIA Terminal 2 unless the airline paid the fees. – Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo

 


AIR PASSENGER BILL OF RIGHTS

CAB Hotline

Public Assistance 24/7

165-66

Secondary Numbers: PASSENGER RIGHTS ACTION DESK (PRAD)

NAIA Terminal1 0919-9128457 Laoag Airport 0998-5864834
NAIA Terminal2 0919-9128458 Legaspi Airport 0919-9128461
NAIA Terminal3 0919-9128451 Mactan-Cebu T1 0919-9128464
NAIA Terminal4 0919-9128470 Mactan-Cebu T2 To be updated
Bacolod Airport 0998-5864828 Masbate Airport To be updated
Basco Airport 0998-5864829 Naga Airport 0919-9128462
Boracay Airport 0919-9128453 Ozamis Airport 0998-5864835
Busuanga Airport 0919-9128460 Pagadian Airport 0998-5864836
Butuan Airport 0998-5864830 Puerto Princessa 0998-5864837
Camiguin Airport 0998-5864831 Roxas Airport 0998-5864838
Clark Int'l. Airport 0919-9128471 Siargao Airport 0919-9128456
Davao Int'l. Airport 0919-9128469 Surigao Airport 0998-5864839
Dipolog Airport 0998-5864832 Tacloban Airport 0998-5864840
Dumaguete Airprot 0998-5864833 Tagbilaran Airport 0919-9128465
General Santos 0919-9128467 Tuguegarao Airport 0998-5864841
Iloilo Int'l. Airport 0919-9128466 Virac Airport 0919-9128463
Kalibo Int'l. Airport 0919-9128454 Zamboanga Airport 0998-5864842
Laguindingan 0919-9128468

✆ 852-8967 (CAB Legal Office)
APBR@cab.gov.ph

Trunk Lines:
☎ (+632) 853-7259
☎ (+632) 854-5996

PRAD NAIA Terminal1 0919-9128457 PRAD Laguindingan 0919-9128468
PRAD NAIA Terminal2 0919-9128458 PRAD Laoag Airport 0998-5864834
PRAD NAIA Terminal3 0919-9128451 PRAD Legaspi Airport 0919-9128461
PRAD NAIA Terminal4 0919-9128470 PRAD Mactan-Cebu Int'l. 0919-9128464
PRAD Clark Int'l .Airport 0919-9128471 PRAD Naga Airport 0919-9128462
PRAD Bacolod Airport 0998-5864828 PRAD Ozamis Airport 0998-5864835
PRAD Basco Airport 0998-5864829 PRAD Pagadian Airport 0998-5864836
PRAD Boracay Airport 0919-9128453 PRAD Puerto Princessa 0998-5864837
PRAD Busuanga Airport 0919-9128460 PRAD Roxas Airport 0998-5864838
PRAD Butuan Airport 0998-5864830 PRAD Siargao Airport 0919-9128456
PRAD Camiguin Airport 0998-5864831 PRAD Surigao Airport 0998-5864839
PRAD Davao Int'l. Airport 0919-9128469 PRAD Tacloban Airport 0998-5864840
PRAD Dipolog Airport 0998-5864832 PRAD Tagbiliran Airport 0919-9128465
PRAD Dumaguete Airprot 0998-5864833 PRAD Tugeugarao Airport 0998-5864841
PRAD General Santos 0919-9128467 PRAD Virac Airport 0919-9128463
PRAD Iloilo Int'l .Airport 0919-9128466 PRAD Zamboanga Airport 0998-5864842
PRAD Kalibo Int'l. Airport 0919-9128454

complaints-button

flight-information-button

summary-of-the-rights-of-air-passengers-thumbnail

things-to-know-button

transparency-seal

cab-gender and development

Freedom of Information Philippines

citizens-charter

Vicinity Map

Vicinity Map of CAB

Web Stats

Today118
Yesterday253
Week118
Month6956
All363439

Currently are 103 guests and no members online