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Old January 17th, 2010, 07:38 AM   #17241
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Old January 17th, 2010, 09:53 AM   #17243
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PAL to resume Saudi flights in 2 months after 4-year absence
By EMMIE V. ABADILLA
January 17, 2010, 12:14pm

After four years of absence, flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is resuming its service to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 28, 2010 in response to the clamor of some two million Filipino Overseas Worker (OFW) communities in the Middle East.

The non-stop service will operate four times weekly, with flight PR 658 departing Manila every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:20 p.m. It arrives in the Saudi capital at 11:00 p.m. (Riyadh time), PAL announced.

The return service, PR 659, departs Riyadh at 12:30 a.m. every Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Monday, and arrives back in Manila at 3:00 p.m. (Manila time).

Boeing 747-400 aircraft, which seat 50 passengers in Mabuhay Class (business) and 383 in Fiesta Class (economy), will be deployed on the service.

PAL last served Riyadh, its final destination in the Middle East, on March 2, 2006. The service was suspended for commercial reasons. Now, OFWs, who account for one of the largest foreign communities living in the Middle East, lauded the flag carrier’s return to the region.

PAL has been traditionally favored by Filipinos in the Middle East because its direct service to Manila means that they get home faster compared to other carriers, whose flights can involve up to two stops in intermediate cities before proceeding to Manila.

PAL first flew to Riyadh on March 1, 1987 and over the decades the Saudi capital became one of its most important points.

From March 28, with the addition of Riyadh, the PAL network will count 25 international destinations as well as 29 points in the Philippines.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 11:07 AM   #17244
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Major Brazilian jetmaker appoints Philippine agent
January 17, 2010, 12:25pm

Embraer’s Phenon 100 executive jet

Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A.’s (Embraer) has announced the appointment of Raco Trading Phils., Inc. as the exclusive Philippine agent for its line of executive jets covering the Lineage 1000, Legacy 650, Legacy 600, Legacy 500, Legacy 450, Phenom 300 and Phenom 100 aircraft.

Established in Brazil in 1969 as a direct outcome of the government’s strategic aircraft manufacturing project, Embraer was eventually privatized in 1994. Today, the company is a publicly traded company manufacturing aircraft catering to the corporate, commercial and defense aviation industry.

Embraer employs over 17,000 employees with manufacturing and service centers in Brazil, France, USA, Singapore and China. In 2008, the company generated sales of over US$6.3 billion delivering 204 aircraft to satisfied clients around the world.

In order to promote its products, Embraer will bring the Phenom 100 executive jet to the Philippines next week.

The jet is scheduled to be in Cebu on January 19 and in Manila from January 20-22. Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers of the Phenom 100 best-in-class jet.

The aircraft offers unprecedented comfort and style in its category.

Developed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the innovative interior design and relaxing ambience are enhanced by large windows and the most ample cabin in its class.

The Phenom 100 was introduced by Embraer in 2005, and is the most comfortable business jet in the entry level category, accommodating four passengers in the club seat configuration.

The aircraft is capable of flying at 41,000 feet, attained by a direct climb, even when fully loaded. In addition, the Phenom 100 is designed to perform short-field takeoffs or landings and to fly at a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.70, or 390 knots. It can fly nonstop from New York to Miami, in the US; from London to Rome, in Europe; from Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia; from from Cebu to Taipei or Hong Kong, or from Manila to Shanghai or Hanoi in Asia. With a 2010 delivered price of US$3,830,000.00, the Phenom 100 is one of the most cost effective planes in the market today.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #17245
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JAL offers service with smile despite looming bankruptcy
January 16, 2010, 1:49pm

TOKYO, Jan. 16 (AFP) – As debt-crippled Japan Airlines heads towards an expected bankruptcy filing, its pilots and cabin crews have taken their legendary courtesy to new heights.

Passengers flying with the carrier have been greeted by JAL personnel, both working and retired, who have expressed their gratitude to them, one-by-one, for sticking with the troubled airline.

''Thank you very much for choosing JAL,'' uniformed airline officials told customers, bowing politely and handing them hand-written cards that thanked them for their continued loyalty to the once-iconic carrier.

JAL is in deep trouble, and some of the passengers jetting off for overseas holidays may have been excused for wondering whether their return tickets would still be valid.

Shareholders this week strapped on their parachutes and jumped.
As the airline prepared for court-supervised restructuring and delisting, the share price -- which soared to 366 yen in 2003 -- plunged more than 80 percent in a day to just seven yen (eight cents) on Wednesday.

The share price rebounded somewhat on Thursday, but nobody doubts that JAL faces the end of an era and a radical remake under a new CEO and the guidance of a state-backed turnaround body.

JAL is widely expected to file for bankruptcy next Tuesday and later shed more than 15,000 jobs, about a third of its workforce. Its retirees and staff have already agreed to sharp cuts in their pension benefits.

The state-backed Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corp., now overseeing the restructuring, will provide 300 billion yen (3.2 billion dollars) so that it can continue operations, news reports have said.

JAL, which lost about 1.5 billion dollars in the six months to September, also plans a drastic cut in routes and a sell-off of non-core assets, and reportedly may turn part of its operations into a low-cost carrier.

''I wonder if they can keep up their great hospitality in future,'' said Motoe Kurasawa, 40, who was leaving from Tokyo's Haneda airport for a holiday in South Korea this week.

''I often use JAL because their politeness and passenger service are incomparably better than that of the foreign airlines. I hope they'll succeed in their corporate restructuring,'' she said.

Others were less complimentary about the airline, which was once a symbol of Japan's post-war rise to prosperity but has kept flying only with the help of three large government bailouts since 2001.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 11:14 AM   #17246
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Bird-plane collisions may top 10,000
January 15, 2010, 4:20pm

WASHINGTON (AP) – Reports of airplanes hitting birds and other wildlife have soared since a stricken US Airways jet ditched last year in New York's Hudson River, and the government's tally for the year could reach or even exceed 10,000 for the first time. Serious accidents are climbing at an even faster rate than minor incidents.

There were at least 57 cases in the first seven months of 2009 that caused serious damage and three in which planes and a corporate helicopter were destroyed by birds, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of the latest government's figures available. At least eight people died, and six more were hurt.

The destroyed planes include the Airbus A320 with 155 passengers and crew that went into the Hudson a year ago this week after hitting a flock of Canada geese. No lives were lost in that dramatic river landing. But when a Sikorsky helicopter crashed en route to an oil platform last January after hitting a red-tailed hawk near Morgan City, Louisiana, the two pilots and six of seven passengers were killed. The lone survivor was critically injured.

And there is no shortage of frightening reports of engines knocked out and emergency landings.

Why the increase in bird-strike reports?

Airports and airlines have become more diligent about reporting, said Mike Beiger, national coordinator for the airport wildlife hazards program at the Agriculture Department. But experts also say populations of large birds like Canada geese that can knock out engines on passenger jets have increased.

"Birds and planes are fighting for airspace, and it's getting increasingly crowded,'' said Richard Dolbeer, an expert on bird-plane collisions who is advising the Federal Aviation Administration and the Agriculture Department.

The surge in reports for 2009 _ expected to be as much as 40 percent higher once the final accounting is in – comes in spite of government concerns that disclosing details about such strikes would discourage reports by airports and airlines out of worries about lost business. The previous high was 7,507 strikes in 2007.

The government's estimate of as many as 10,000 for 2009 would represent about 27 strikes every day.

After US Airways Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson on Jan. 15, the AP asked the government for its data including details about more than 93,000 strikes since 1990. Even after the FAA agreed to turn over the records to the AP, it quietly proposed a new federal rule to keep the information secret until Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood intervened and ordered the release. LaHood recently included the disclosure in a list of the department's leading safety accomplishments for last year.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 11:18 AM   #17247
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Major Brazilian jetmaker appoints Philippine agent
January 17, 2010, 12:25pm

Embraer’s Phenon 100 executive jet

Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A.’s (Embraer) has announced the appointment of Raco Trading Phils., Inc. as the exclusive Philippine agent for its line of executive jets covering the Lineage 1000, Legacy 650, Legacy 600, Legacy 500, Legacy 450, Phenom 300 and Phenom 100 aircraft.

Established in Brazil in 1969 as a direct outcome of the government’s strategic aircraft manufacturing project, Embraer was eventually privatized in 1994. Today, the company is a publicly traded company manufacturing aircraft catering to the corporate, commercial and defense aviation industry.

Embraer employs over 17,000 employees with manufacturing and service centers in Brazil, France, USA, Singapore and China. In 2008, the company generated sales of over US$6.3 billion delivering 204 aircraft to satisfied clients around the world.

In order to promote its products, Embraer will bring the Phenom 100 executive jet to the Philippines next week.

The jet is scheduled to be in Cebu on January 19 and in Manila from January 20-22. Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers of the Phenom 100 best-in-class jet.

The aircraft offers unprecedented comfort and style in its category.

Developed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the innovative interior design and relaxing ambience are enhanced by large windows and the most ample cabin in its class.

The Phenom 100 was introduced by Embraer in 2005, and is the most comfortable business jet in the entry level category, accommodating four passengers in the club seat configuration.



it would be more interesting if EMBRAER can grab a share in the market by having their E-Jets in one of the local airline players.i think it won't take long for it to happen.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 03:37 AM   #17248
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i talked with a VP of PAL. That person told me this:

1. almost all a320/319 will be transferred to air phil. only 3 to 5 of these planes will be retained by pal.

2. almost all domestic routes that is served by pal will be transferred to air phil. only the mnl-ceb, mnl-dvo, ceb-dvo , mnl-ilo, and mnl-bcd will be retained using the retained a320/a319.

3. there is a looming strike being organized by the affected pilots of the a320/319 with regards to that decision to transfer.

4. only 2 777 will be used by pal. the other 4 will still be accepted by pal but will be leased to other airlines.

5. all pal ground personnel will be outsourced. the only employees that pal will have are the pilots, fa's, and the management team.

6. pal(including air phil) will operate 3 hubs. mnl, ceb, and dvo.

meron pa daw iba. but we did not speak for long because they had a meeting with LT. i hope that these are all rumors(with regards to the strike and transfer).

but i guess the transfer is being thought about so that air phil can directly compete with cebu pacific.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 03:43 AM   #17249
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PAL's Valentine Special Promo for Domestic Routes

To celebrate the arrival of our second B777 aircraft during the Valentine season we are pleased to introduce our triple seven promo Valentine Special.

Travelling Period: 01 February to 15 March 2010
Selling and Ticketing Period: 18 to 25 January 2010

Please refer to details below for the ALL-IN One-way fares on Economy Class INCLUSIVE of V.A.T. but Exclusive of Aviation Security Fee (ASF):

•For as low as PHP 777 (Base Fare: PHP 693)
Between MANILA and BACOLOD, CEBU, DUMAGUETE, ILOILO, KALIBO, LAOAG, LEGASPI, PUERTO PRINCESA, TACLOBAN, TAGBILARAN and ROXAS

•For as low as PHP 777 (Base Fare: PHP 693)
Between CEBU and DAVAO

•For as low as PHP 1,777 (Base Fare: PHP 1586)
Between MANILA and BUTUAN, CAGAYAN DE ORO, COTABATO, DAVAO, DIPOLOG, GENERAL SANTOS, OZAMIZ and ZAMBOANGA

Hurry Book now! Limited seats only!

Book and buy your tickets now!!

You may also call PAL Reservations at (02) 855-8888, Cebu: (032) 340-0191; Davao (082) 222-0366 or purchase tickets at PAL Ticket Offices or your travel agent.

Conditions of Travel:

Application

•Valid for one way and combinable for roundtrip travel on economy class
•Restricted for sale/ticketing in the Philippines
•Tickets must be issued within 24 hours after booking. Last day of ticket issuance is on 25 January 2010
Reservation/Payment/Ticketing

•Open-dated and Go Show not allowed
•Tickets are non-refundable and non-reroutable. Upgrading to higher fare is permitted; however, the original fare paid remains non-refundable
•Re-issuance is allowed at PHP 600 per ticket
•No Show Surcharge is PHP 600 per sector
•Rebooking penalty is PHP 600 per sector
Other Discounts

•No other discounts apply except for Senior Citizen and Infant w/o seat
Note: Senior Citizen discounts are not available through our online booking facility. Only purchases made at the Philippine-based ticket offices may avail of the discount.
Miscellaneous Provisions

•Not eligible to earn Miles with PAL Mabuhay Miles
•15 kilos baggage allowance

http://www.philippineairlines.com/sp.../valentine.jsp
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Old January 18th, 2010, 03:46 AM   #17250
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i talked with somebody form a VP of PAL. That person told me this:

1. almost all a320/319 will be transferred to air phil. only 3 to 5 of these planes will be retained by pal.

2. almost all domestic routes that is served by pal will be transferred to air phil. only the mnl-ceb, mnl-dvo, ceb-dvo , mnl-ilo, and mnl-bcd will be retained using the retained a320/a319.

3. there is a looming strike being organized by the affected pilots of the a320/319 with regards to that decision to transfer.

4. only 2 777 will be used by pal. the other 4 will still be accepted by pal but will be leased to other airlines.

5. all pal ground personnel will be outsourced. the only employees that pal will have are the pilots, fa's, and the management team.

6. pal(including air phil) will operate 3 hubs. mnl, ceb, and dvo.

meron pa daw iba. but we did not speak for long because they had a meeting with LT. i hope that these are all rumors(with regards to the strike and transfer).

but i guess the transfer is being thought about so that air phil can directly compete with cebu pacific.
Looks like we're in for some rough skies ahead with PR/PRX/2P soon.
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Hurry!! Limited seats only!!!

Available at www.philippineairlines.com or call PAL Reservations at (02) 855-8888 or visit PAL ticket office.

Selling and Ticketing Period: 18 to 25 January 2010 only.
Travel Period: 01 February to 15 March 2010 (For outbound travel)

MANILA TO FARE BASIS ROUND TRIP
ALL-IN FARE
(USD)
TAIPEI WELUVPAL 128
HONGKONG 128
MACAU 128
BANGKOK 158
SAIGON 158
SINGAPORE 178
JAKARTA 178
OSAKA 258
SHANGHAI 258
BEIJING 328
TOKYO X777TYO 518
LOS ANGELES ULUVPAL 798
SAN FRANCISCO

Fares listed above are INCLUSIVE of surcharges but EXCLUSIVE of Philippine Travel Tax, other airport fees and charges.

For US travel, fare does not also include USD56.70 U.S. Government Taxes and Fees including the September 11th Security Fee.

Travel Conditions for Fare Basis WELUVPAL

•Minimum of two (2) days and maximum of eight (8) days stay
•Confirmed reservations are required for bothways
•Rebooking permitted at USD 50 per transaction
•Fares and surcharges are non-refundable
•Original non-refundable amount remains non-refundable in case of upgrading
•Reissuance fee at a charge of USD 25
•No Show Fee at a charge of USD75 or 1/2 of the round trip fare whichever is lower
•No children/infant discounts
•Free Baggage Allowance is 15 kilograms per passenger
•25% Mileage accrual applies
•Service Class upgrade award do not apply on this fare

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Travel Conditions for Fare Basis X777TYO
•No minimum stay requirement and maximum of thirty days (30) stay
•Confirmed reservations are required for bothways
•Cancellations
Before departure - Refund service fee of USD 100 applies
After departure - Ticket is non-refundable
•Changes
Rebooking permitted at USD 50 per transaction
Reissuance fee at a charge of USD 25
No Show Fee at a charge of USD75 or 1/2 of the round trip fare whichever is lower
•Children/Infant discounts
Accompanied Child 2-11 years old -75% of the fare
Unaccompanied Child 8-11 years old - 100% of the fare
Infant under 2 with a seat - 75% of the fare
Infant Under 2 without a seat - 10% of the fare

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Travel Conditions for Fare Basis ULUVPAL
•Minimum of three (3) days and maximum of three (3) months stay
•Confirmed reservations are required for both inbound and outbound sectors
•Fares and surcharges are non-refundable
•Original non-refundable amount remains non-refundable in case of upgrading
•Changes
Rebooking permitted at USD 150 per transaction
Reissuance fee at a charge of USD 25
No Show Fee at a charge of USD75
•Rerouting not permitted
•Children/Infant discounts
Accompanied Child 2-11 years old -80% of the fare
Unaccompanied Child 8-11 years old - 100% of the fare
Infant under 2 with a seat - 80% of the fare
Infant Under 2 without a seat - 25% of the fare
•25% Mileage accrual
•Service Class upgrade award do not apply on this fare

http://www.philippineairlines.com/sp.../valentine.jsp
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Old January 18th, 2010, 04:13 AM   #17252
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The news is already circulating around the Eastern province of KSA...

"The Beauty of the Philippine SHINING THROUGH!!!!"
Its shinning again in the middle east!


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It is great news that PR can gradually restore service to cities further "westbound" of MNL. The ME carriers not only knocked out PR from the ME, but they also knocked PR and other European carriers out of the RP-EU market.

And yes I believe that SV has PTVs on its 747s.
Is it AVOD? Of course PAL will have more advance feature since it is a new technology...

Here's the link - http://www.airliners.net/photo/Saudi...468/0109867/M/
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i talked with somebody form a VP of PAL. That person told me this:

1. almost all a320/319 will be transferred to air phil. only 3 to 5 of these planes will be retained by pal.

2. almost all domestic routes that is served by pal will be transferred to air phil. only the mnl-ceb, mnl-dvo, ceb-dvo , mnl-ilo, and mnl-bcd will be retained using the retained a320/a319.


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They have been floating this idea since the previous CEO (who is now with SEAir, I think).

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4. only 2 777 will be used by pal. the other 4 will still be accepted by pal but will be leased to other airlines.

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Weird. If they do, what will happen of their expansion plans once Cat II is lifted? Certainly it should have been lifted by the 2012 delivery date and the economy has gotten better by then. The 744s are leaving by 2015 and the A340s supposedly are not that efficient anymore.

Overall, I think it is worthwhile for 2P to chase after 5J's market, but not at the expense of the flag carrier. If all of these were true, then I know why Garuda deserves all its stars on its rating. It has a vision and is working towards it. The people running PAL has no vision at all.

Also, I think a LOT of Mabuhay Milers will be turned off with their decision to turn over routes to their LCC, 2P. AirPhils flights don't earn miles and are not open to redemption.

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I'd find it worthwhile if PR were to turn over all RP-C32xx series A320s to 2P while keeping all RP-C86xx series A320s. In addition, it still has five A320 options which it can exercise.

At any rate, I find these plans ambitious. But there is far more to profitability than chasing Cebu Pacific. By now, PAL should realize that they are chasing an entirely different market. Leave 2P/PAL Express be, and let them flourish on their own.

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i talked with somebody form a VP of PAL. That person told me this:

1. almost all a320/319 will be transferred to air phil. only 3 to 5 of these planes will be retained by pal.

2. almost all domestic routes that is served by pal will be transferred to air phil. only the mnl-ceb, mnl-dvo, ceb-dvo , mnl-ilo, and mnl-bcd will be retained using the retained a320/a319.

3. there is a looming strike being organized by the affected pilots of the a320/319 with regards to that decision to transfer.

4. only 2 777 will be used by pal. the other 4 will still be accepted by pal but will be leased to other airlines.

5. all pal ground personnel will be outsourced. the only employees that pal will have are the pilots, fa's, and the management team.

6. pal(including air phil) will operate 3 hubs. mnl, ceb, and dvo.

meron pa daw iba. but we did not speak for long because they had a meeting with LT. i hope that these are all rumors(with regards to the strike and transfer).

but i guess the transfer is being thought about so that air phil can directly compete with cebu pacific.
Oh no! Is this true? So talagang bubuhayin pa ni LT ang "abong" Air Philippines na nkasabit nlng sa kalingkingan ng PALEx... Grabe.

Kung gusto nya buhayin ang 2P, bigyan nlang nila ng 3-5 airbuses ang 2P like wat he did to PALEx by gibing Q4s. Tska medio mahina na marketing ng 2P... bkit hindi nlng i-retain ung PALEx brand sa mga A320s to give 5J a stiff competition pra ung PALEx na ang maging fully pledge na LCC ng PAL...

No. 5 seems vague pa... mgrarally mlamang ang buong T2 pgnatuloy yang outsourcing, kwawa mga employees matagal ng npapabalita yan pti catering at cargo outsource narin... hinaharang lang ng PALEA.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:34 AM   #17256
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Looks like we're in for some rough skies ahead with PR/PRX/2P soon.
it pretty looks like rough skies indeed..if this pushes through..

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They have been floating this idea since the previous CEO (who is now with SEAir, I think).


Weird. If they do, what will happen of their expansion plans once Cat II is lifted? Certainly it should have been lifted by the 2012 delivery date and the economy has gotten better by then. The 744s are leaving by 2015 and the A340s supposedly are not that efficient anymore.

Overall, I think it is worthwhile for 2P to chase after 5J's market, but not at the expense of the flag carrier. If all of these were true, then I know why Garuda deserves all its stars on its rating. It has a vision and is working towards it. The people running PAL has no vision at all.

Also, I think a LOT of Mabuhay Milers will be turned off with their decision to turn over routes to their LCC, 2P. AirPhils flights don't earn miles and are not open to redemption.
i agree with you....

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I'd find it worthwhile if PR were to turn over all RP-C32xx series A320s to 2P while keeping all RP-C86xx series A320s. In addition, it still has five A320 options which it can exercise.

At any rate, I find these plans ambitious. But there is far more to profitability than chasing Cebu Pacific. By now, PAL should realize that they are chasing an entirely different market. Leave 2P/PAL Express be, and let them flourish on their own.

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Oh no! Is this true? So talagang bubuhayin pa ni LT ang "abong" Air Philippines na nkasabit nlng sa kalingkingan ng PALEx... Grabe.

that vp said that ibang iba daw talaga ang pamamalakad sa pal ngayon. nawawalan na daw sila ng gana. tsk tsk tsk....
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:41 AM   #17257
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While browsing my old files recently. I found this image I edited 1-2 years ago.

Nice one! Kaya lang, kulang ng rendering for the Integrated Port. Panalo talaga sana yan plan na yan.

If we had a President from Cavite or from Paranaque or Las Pinas, this is one project that would have been given attention.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:48 AM   #17258
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i have to disagree......with the traffic in that area....with no rail lines....clark is still the best...it is where the growth in our economy is concentrated right now and it has lots of spaces to spare.....
@kalbongdad, actually based on the lessons learned from constructing "off-shore" or shoreline airports, the advantage of locating your gateway in such location is the area for expansion. Take Hong Kong, Osaka, Aukland, and Changi as prime examples of this.

Obviously, it would be stupid to move the airport to Sangley if there are no connections such as road and rail. Those components should be included in the masterplan for the transfer, unless our goverment wants a white elephant in Cavite. Constructing a rail and road bridge from Kabihasnan to Sangley is not impossible.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 06:12 AM   #17259
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Major Brazilian jetmaker appoints Philippine agent
January 17, 2010, 12:25pm

Embraer’s Phenon 100 executive jet

Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A.’s (Embraer) has announced the appointment of Raco Trading Phils., Inc. as the exclusive Philippine agent for its line of executive jets covering the Lineage 1000, Legacy 650, Legacy 600, Legacy 500, Legacy 450, Phenom 300 and Phenom 100 aircraft.

Established in Brazil in 1969 as a direct outcome of the government’s strategic aircraft manufacturing project, Embraer was eventually privatized in 1994. Today, the company is a publicly traded company manufacturing aircraft catering to the corporate, commercial and defense aviation industry.

Embraer employs over 17,000 employees with manufacturing and service centers in Brazil, France, USA, Singapore and China. In 2008, the company generated sales of over US$6.3 billion delivering 204 aircraft to satisfied clients around the world.

The aircraft is capable of flying at 41,000 feet, attained by a direct climb, even when fully loaded. In addition, the Phenom 100 is designed to perform short-field takeoffs or landings and to fly at a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.70, or 390 knots. It can fly nonstop from New York to Miami, in the US; from London to Rome, in Europe; from Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia; from from Cebu to Taipei or Hong Kong, or from Manila to Shanghai or Hanoi in Asia. With a 2010 delivered price of US$3,830,000.00, the Phenom 100 is one of the most cost effective planes in the market today.
Good news for the PHil. aviation industry! Mganda kung yan ang mga planes na ilalagay for 2P's resurrection... hindi b cost-effective yung jets nila na E190? Mgandang variation yan sa A320's domination sa ating Philippine Skies...


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I'd find it worthwhile if PR were to turn over all RP-C32xx series A320s to 2P while keeping all RP-C86xx series A320s. In addition, it still has five A320 options which it can exercise.

At any rate, I find these plans ambitious. But there is far more to profitability than chasing Cebu Pacific. By now, PAL should realize that they are chasing an entirely different market. Leave 2P/PAL Express be, and let them flourish on their own.

There's only one way to describe this: BIWISIT.
I agree! Why they don't just put the PALEx brand at itapon na ang 2P mahina naman talaga sya. Ang PALEx nalng ang gawing full-pledge LCC with jets and turboprops... Hina-hina naman na ng 2P tpos lhat ng domestic bibigay sa kanila pra lng for profitability...
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reclamation is expensive... DMIA already has 2 long runways and a room for expansion...
During the height of the PEA Amari scame, the PCIJ reported that the cost of reclamation per square meter is PhP 2,000 to 5,000. In today's money, that might be PhP 10k.

I think we need to consider only the hydrography of Manila Bay, which doesn't go deeper than 50m at its deepest portion. Yet we are just talking about the vicinity of Sangley, so I don't think it would go deeper than 20m.

Now, @ 10k/sqm for reclamation, versus buying or appropriating land in and around DMIA for railway and expansion of existing runways and taxiways, then factor in the cost of the highway and high-speed rail link, I think we can have a good picture which project will be more logical to pursue.

We can also consider the selling of the prime land of NAIA to buy or fund the project for expansion of DMIA, or the new NAIA in Sangley.
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