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by PR77W
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

[ For regional work (maybe up to SEA even) I guess PAL could opt for one of the lower weight versions available for the A359 ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/derated-a350-900-added-to-type-certificate-456636/ I find it interesting that the flightglobal article mentions that the 278t...

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by PR77W
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Its increasing likely that PAL will firm its option for six Airbus A350. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/76493-philippine-airlines-looking-at-exercising-its-a350-options?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter I wouldn't be surprised if PAL picks the A350-1000 and replace the six oldest B...

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by PR77W
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Its increasing likely that PAL will firm its option for six Airbus A350. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/76493-philippine-airlines-looking-at-exercising-its-a350-options?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter I wouldn't be surprised if PAL picks the A350-1000 and replace the six oldest B7...

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by PR77W
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

To be honest, once Duterte is gone, I can't really see most of the international flights out of Davao staying. Last I heard most of them had poor load factors. MI flights to DVO is a tag along flights SIN-DVO-CEB-SIN, wonder why they don't operate it as a direct flights like KA HKG-DVO-HKG. Can't c...

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by PR77W
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Can't confirm if this is true but could explain why QR will launch flights to DVO first rather then CEB.

philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2019/03/qatar-forced-to-fly-davao.html?m=1

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by PR77W
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 family future prospects
Replies: 84
Views: 15042

Re: A350 family future prospects

Hasn’t the A350 sold 50 units already this year? It could be a good year I think. You’re forgetting all the Airbus A350 cancellations this year. This year so far only EY has cancelled there order for 42 A350, (All 40 A350-900 and 2 A350-1000. With only 20 A350-1000 remaining in the order book. But ...

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by PR77W
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 42
Views: 4807

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

I know this thread is talking about European LCCs, but in Asia, LCCs using hubs isn't uncommon. You have perhaps most notably AirAsia and KLIA, but there are also others like Scoot and Singapore, Lion and Jakarta, Cebu Pacific and Manila, among others. KLIA even has a large terminal used for LCCs a...

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by PR77W
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 42
Views: 4807

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

I also want to add Air Asia (AK) and Air Asia X (D7) in KUL which is there main hub and Scoot Air in SIN.

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by PR77W
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Philippine Airlines Hints At SkyTeam Preference "Star Alliance is big, but you see a lot of overlaps in the region. While oneworld tends to work with the strong carriers in each geographic regions. SkyTeam seems to have the least overlap, as they have limited members." "PAL is keen t...

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by PR77W
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 42
Views: 4807

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

Here in the philippines Cebu Pacific has MNL as its main hub which connects passengers from international to domestic flights or domestic to international flights, not sure if they do international connections though? Aside from MNL. 5J also operates a number of secondary hubs, BCD, CEB, CGY, CRK, D...

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by PR77W
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.com/2019/03/10/philippines-airlines-delhi-foray-cancelled/ Bye bye delhi plans.so sad.ana don't want you, to take away passengers. low bookings? MNL-DEL Launch Delayed UFN: Business traveler has published an article that gives reasons why PAL is delaying the lau...

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by PR77W
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

As mentioned in the previously trends the 15 A321neo reaming on order will be the NX variant (Airbus Cabin Flex, ACF). Unlike the first batch of six A21N which have the traditional 4 side door configuration the NX has the option for either double over wing exits and doors 3 deactivated or 1 over win...

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by PR77W
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

They still have 15 A321 NEOs coming in and one more A350. That’s not a small amount of capacity. If anything, the only further orders we can predict for this year is the firming up of the A350 options. Other than that, they have to focus on streamlining their product and improving their market shar...

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by PR77W
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 14262

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

J343 wrote:
I am surprised Davao is announced instead of Cebu


Your not alone.

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by PR77W
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wait: I thought the A321neo was ordered partly because it was capable of flying Manila to Sydney and back non-stop? How come now it's becoming somewhat common for the return trip to make a fuel stop in Davao? Wasn't the neo supposed to stop that? I also wonder if this means PAL could consider the A...

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by PR77W
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

SMC more specificlly RSA should be probably blame for that debacle when SMC had stakes in PAL between 2012-2014, also made RSA CEO of PAL for that time period, board of directors (BOD), should also share some of the blame for approving the idea.

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by PR77W
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

The A220-300 could certainly be a good replacement for the A319 but given PR 's move to higher capacity frames (A320N to A321N), it may not have much of chance there. Also, one less cabin crew may not be all that economical when you're still paying two much higher rate pilots in the cockpit while f...

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by PR77W
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

A220-300 could certainly be a good replacement for the A319 but given PR 's move to higher capacity frames (A320N to A321N), it may not have much of chance there. Also, one less cabin crew may not be all that economical when you're still paying two much higher rate pilots in the cockpit while flyin...

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by PR77W
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

A220-300 could certainly be a good replacement for the A319 but given PR 's move to higher capacity frames (A320N to A321N), it may not have much of chance there. Also, one less cabin crew may not be all that economical when you're still paying two much higher rate pilots in the cockpit while flyin...

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by PR77W
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

1 This where I’m confused. Well, first of all, I am not 100% sure if these conditions were really set by ANA in the first place. Well, the first 2 seems logical, OTP performance, as we all know Japanese are always on-time. Second, who wants to have labour disputes. If NH wanted PR no affiliations w...

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by PR77W
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

If not for the congestion at NAIA, I would love for 2P to also acquire A220-100 s for operation into leisure and secondary destinations in the country..... :cheerful: ..... https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/products-and-solutions/commercial-aircraft/a220-family/a220-100/A220-10...

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by PR77W
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Has anybody heard about ANA Holding’s conditions before it invested in PR? 1. Excellent on time preformance - makes sense why it’s pushing all stations to close cabin doors 10 minutes before ETD. 2. No labour dispute 3. No affiliations with any LCC - maybe why gossip on 2P being sold/bought by SMC ...

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by PR77W
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

My sister flew with cebgo or cebu pacific,and told me the seats were in german.haha CEB have Recaro manufactured seats on there A321's specifically the SL3510. I flew on CEB first A321 RP-C4111 last year and found the seats to be ok also feature USB charging port. Recaro SL3510: https://www.recaro-...

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by PR77W
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Has anybody heard about ANA Holding’s conditions before it invested in PR? 1. Excellent on time preformance - makes sense why it’s pushing all stations to close cabin doors 10 minutes before ETD. 2. No labour dispute 3. No affiliations with any LCC - maybe why gossip on 2P being sold/bought by SMC ...

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by PR77W
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

I read a post online that SEAIR (XO), not to be confused with the previous SEAIR (DG) which is know Cebgo, will start international flights next month (march 15 to be exact). There fleet of aircraft will consist of Airbus A319 which will come from Germany. If I have to speculate maybe from the recen...

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by PR77W
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Update 7772 is now back at MNL it arrived last Feb 14. Since it managed to cross the pacific ocean means that its damaged is likely repairable. Although I agree that PAL will likely let there leases expired then keeping them for say a further 20 or 15 years. Additionally 7776 is now in revenue servi...

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by PR77W
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

If I recall isn't PAL Q300 already retired?
Although its possible that they can re-activated from storage if they are still airworthy and not scrapped like one of the older Q400.

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by PR77W
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Any photos of pal's other A321neo? I wonder how their recliner seats may look like.i'm still wishing, they could just stay with the lie flat seats for all their A321neos,as singapore rolled out their regional product, with all-lie flat business class. So far none no photo or illustrations of PAL A3...

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by PR77W
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know why there is a PR 77W at LAX now for the last 2 days. It has been parked in the remote stand next to Aviation Blvd at the beginning of Runway 25R. I believe its RP-C7774, but not sure couldn't read the last digit clearly. It was 7772 that was struck by lightning. 7776 is in Xiamen ...

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by PR77W
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Any photos of pal's other A321neo? I wonder how their recliner seats may look like.i'm still wishing, they could just stay with the lie flat seats for all their A321neos,as singapore rolled out their regional product, with all-lie flat business class. So far none no photo or illustrations of PAL A3...

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by PR77W
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

While they'd likely end up with the 777x since their older 777s are reaching their retirement, and that it would be easier to transfer the crew to 777x, It's also very likely that they might end up with the A35K since Airbus seems to appeal to the Philippines more than Boeing for some reason (I lov...

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by PR77W
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Speaking of RFI CEB is looking to double its wide-body fleet by the 2020s. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/cebu-pacific-to-double-widebody-fleet-issues-rfi-455422/ Delivery is expected to be either late-2020 or in 2021. Possible candidates are either the Airbus A330neo or the Boeing 787 D...

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by PR77W
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Anybody here heard the rumors/gossips with RSA buying 2P from LTG and will be rebranding it back to Air Philippines? Not true, at least according to Arianespace (who is generally a very good source for insider info) - although he says RSA is negotiating for PR to move their operations to Bulacan if...

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by PR77W
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Anybody here heard the rumors/gossips with RSA buying 2P from LTG and will be rebranding it back to Air Philippines? I have also heard about this rumor couldn't find any sources online. However I have to also question how this will benefit LTG since GAP operates most of PAL domestic flights with th...

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by PR77W
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Star Alliance procedures IIRC requires all members to unanimously vote in any potential new members. The question is will SQ, TG, BR vote in favour of PR in if NH tries to sponsor PR into the Star Alliance? May there be a surprise 'veto' from an airline in a different region? Although if it's only ...

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by PR77W
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Quick clarification from PAL re: ANA entry https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/01/23/19/pal-on-reported-ana-entry-open-to-strategic-investor "PAL has always been open to the possibility of a strategic investor. As of date, there is no definite agreement between PAL and any investor," the ai...

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by PR77W
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA 787-10 routes announced
Replies: 27
Views: 13996

Re: First ANA 787-10 routes announced

Per press release. Eff April 26, 2019 NRT-SIN-NRT NH801/802 Eff July 1, 2019 NRT-BKK-NRT NH805/806 A pretty high density 294 seats compared to 215/246 seat international versions on 787-9. (Densest international 77W at ANA is mere 264 seats) https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201901/20190123.html I'...

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by PR77W
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

PR's 5th A350 has rolled out off the paint shop featuring the "Love Bus" kiss mark. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dxe5uTdUYAA2AD0.jpg Source: @ Airbus on Twitter Well not surprised that it is more of a nose art then a special livery, considering the A300B-4 was in standard livery when it ha...

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by PR77W
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Can't wait to see what will it look liked on the A350-900.

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by PR77W
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

I have been following the progress of MCIA at Skyscrapercity and currently T1 the old terminal is being renovated which will have is said to own distinct design that is different from T2 inspired by the natural surroundings of Cebu. Additionally PAL (GAP included), and ATX are know moving to the sou...

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by PR77W
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to make Boeing pay attention to the Philippine market?
Replies: 28
Views: 3365

Re: How to make Boeing pay attention to the Philippine market?

Just want to add but aside from smaller market I also think consolidation may have played a role as previously back in 2012 there where 6 major airlines at the time CEB, SRQ, EZD, APG, GAP and PAL. Them between 2013-2015 the number of airlines was reduced by half to just 3. GAP is now operating on b...

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by PR77W
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to make Boeing pay attention to the Philippine market?
Replies: 28
Views: 3365

Re: How to make Boeing pay attention to the Philippine market?

They missed the boat. All the airlines already made their orders and they’re being disciplined about their capacity. Next RFP won’t be for another couple of years and even those are likely to be top-ups. I do expect the 787-10 to be an attractive aircraft when the time comes to replace the A330s of...

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by PR77W
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to make Boeing pay attention to the Philippine market?
Replies: 28
Views: 3365

Re: How to make Boeing pay attention to the Philippine market?

If look at page 191 of the December issue of PAL in-flight magazine mabuhay, you can make out a B787-9 in PAL livery as among model the models dispayed. I heard that is was given by representative from Boeing when PAL was looking for a replacement for there A340-300. The B787-9 was competing with th...

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by PR77W
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177707

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Happy New Year and welcome 2019! Just want to post what I saw from page 192 of the December issue of Mabuhay Magazine. 6 New Aircraft Joining PAL fleet. 2 Airbus A321neo (ACF) 2 Airbus A350-900 2 Bombardier Q400 Aside from new aircraft other noteworthy news are the following. New PAL Inflight Traini...

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by PR77W
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 115393

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

This just came out recently. https://www.dhs.gov/news/2018/12/26/department-homeland-security-issues-travel-advisory-republic-philippines I wonder whats the difference between the security procedures at airport here in the Philippines compared to other countries in asia? Here a detail overview of ho...

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by PR77W
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 115393

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

I may have asked this many times already, but is there any news on the Cebu Pacific ATR 72s that were supposedly converted to freighters? Here's a relevant article from CAPA several months ago: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/turboprop-freighter-aircraft-cebu-pacific-becomes-first-ca...

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by PR77W
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 115393

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Why don't they refurbish their A320s?i think they are good enough for short international destinations with smaller pax.these planes don't even need ifes,(overhead tv is okay) just the seats have to be changed/lavatory/carpet However, their older "A321 should not be used" = only for pal e...

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by PR77W
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 115393

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

If the ASA would allow it. I'm not sure how many seats are currently utilized by PH carriers. 5J also flies to SYD daily. I look through online and even read the ASA agreement online to find any specific mention of the number of allowed weekly seats between PH and AU, I found in this news blog that...

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by PR77W
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 115393

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Anyone have any insight into the future of DL in MNL? How much longer will their once daily 767 service last? So far DL and KE have yet to include MNL as part of the codeshare agreement in there JV. However once they expand there codeshare agreement to included MNL, SIN and maybe even CEB. It only ...

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by PR77W
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 115393

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

MNLSYD is shifting to all A21N service, so I think they aim to increase frequency to double daily but maintain capacity. I thought the A321N is just seasonal and PR uses the A330 (sometimes the A350) for SYD and MEL. Brisbane uses the A321N. PAL has been aiming to operate MNL-SYD double daily as fa...

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