PR77W
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:20 am

Qantas16 wrote:
LurveBus wrote:
Qantas16 wrote:

They are often stopped in DVO on their MNL-SYD route, so the XLR would remove that unscheduled stop. They also could launch MEL with the A321XLR, moving the A330 elsewhere.


MNL-SYD is supposed to receive the 321 on a seasonal basis only. For Y passengers, there may be not much difference, but W passengers might get pissed that they lose their cabin, and J flyers love to complain about aisle access. If they’re gonna send the 321 there full-time, they might as well give it a premium product that matches their widebodies. That would reduce density and payload, too.


Do you have a source that the A321Neo to SYD was only meant to ever be seasonal only, because that was not my understanding. Also, operating 10-14x weekly A321neo vs 7x weekly A330/A350 means that PR is able to not only provide pax more options but also means they can get both SYD-LHR traffic and also SYD-Japan/Korea traffic ( as well as SYD-MNL/Domestic traffic). So whilst the product may not be quite as good, it provides more options to pax. The PR A321Neo already has quite a low density layout, so I'm not sure how much lower density it needs to go. Also, is there significant demand for W on the SYD-MNL leg? Generally, W sold ex-Australia is primarily to North America, not a big market for PR ex-SYD.


PAL Introduced Premium Economy between MNL-SYD only in 2017 with the Tri-class A330 Then in 2018 the A321neo operated along the A330 for a few months before going fully with the A21N. PAL has been planning to increase frequency in SYD for quite a while so they can provide better provide connectivity between MNL-LHR. So far PAL continue to offer PE to MEL and AKL respective though they did consider using the A21N in MEL though I've heard rumors that it wasn't able to flight direct to MEL due to payload restrictions and had to do refuel stop at DVO.

While yes there A21N is in a low-density configuration its plusible to maintain either 162 or 168 seats even if there is W cabin if PAL went with the Cabin Flex. TAP A321LR is a good example as it has the same as PAL A321neo though TAP has more J seats and W cabin.
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:33 am

PR77W wrote:

PAL Introduced Premium Economy between MNL-SYD in 2017 with the Tri-class A333 While the A321neo was introduced the following year. I re-call PAL plan was for the A21N was to operate between MNL-SYD 14 x weekly so they can better provide connectivity between MNL-LHR. PAL continues to offer PE to MEL and AKL respective though they did consider using the A21N in MEL though I've heard rumors that it wasn't able to flight direct to MEL due tl payload restrictions and had to do refuel stop at DVO before continue to MEL.

While yes 168 seats is low-density on an A321 its plusible to maintain between 162-168 even if there is W Class if PAL went with the Cabin Flex. TAP A321LR is a good example as it has the same as PAL A21N though TAP has more J seats and W option.


Thanks, I am aware they have previously/continue to offer W-class to SYD with the A330/A350 flights, however, my point is more whether it actually makes them any money or whether they just end up moving oversold Y pax into W...

Adding W class and keeping the same/similar seat configuration is all well and good, but that doesn't address the range issues the aircraft is having on MNL-SYD and would also experience if it were to operate, as was originally planned, MNL-MEL.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:59 pm

azyazy wrote:
Anybody who has flown out of MNL recently?
Delays have been crazy! Is this the usual ATC that results into LATA? Since the summer sched kicked in, PR’s ops is in chaos! I’m check 5Js through FR24, and seems to be the same, or at least by the time I check their flights.


There is some construction work which has closed the main holding point for 13, and a rapid exit taxiway on 06/24 affecting the taxi flow around the airport.

Relevant NOTAMS:

 B1366/19 NOTAMN
Q) RPHI/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A /000/999/1431N12101E005
A) RPLL B) 1904141200 C) 1904142000
E) PORTION OF RWY13 EXTENSION (APRX 75M FM STOP BAR OF DPT/TERMINAL 4
PRKG BAY 4, 5 AND 6) CLSD DUE WIP (PAVEMENT REPAIR).
EXER CTN WHEN PSG NEAR THE AREA DUE PRESENCE OF MEN AND EQPT.

RMK: TERMINAL 3 ACFT OPS TO UTILIZE TWY F1 FOR RWY13 DEP.


B1303/19 NOTAMR B1165/19
Q) RPHI/QMXLC/IV/M  /A /000/999/1431N12101E005
A) RPLL B) 1904080804 C) 1906302000
D) SUN 1400-2000
E) TWY R2 CLSD DUE WIP (PAVEMENT REPAIR AND UPGRADE
AT PORTION OF TWY C APRX 75M FM RWY31 CL AND 29M FM TWY R2 CL).
EXER CTN WHEN PSG NEAR THE AREA.


TheDailyAloy wrote:
.PR did advise arriving at the airport 4 hours before departure AND with a physical/printed ticket in tow... What is happening...


PR (mainline and PALex) switched to Amadeus Altea from March 23 as the backbone for their IT systems across the network. During that time, some important functions were disabled, including online check-in. Most of the functions have already been restored. However, due to the Holy Week travel season, the lines will get longer.
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:58 am

The government is on a roll with airport rehabilitation, it seems. After rehabilitating MRQ, it is now working on rehabilitating VGN.

Once the rehabilitation is complete, Mindoro Airport in Vigan will have an extended runway and a larger terminal building, among other improvements. Currently only Platinum Skies, a charter carrier owned by former Ilocos Sur governor Luis "Chavit" Singson, operates to the airport (ostensibly to MNL and BSO), but I would imagine a rehabilitated airport would be a prime target for PR and 5J owing to the tourist demand that Vigan generates. Last year, nearly 48,000 people went through VGN.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:00 pm

LurveBus wrote:
Uhm, MNL-AKL is more than 4300nm. Longer than MNL-DXB. An XLR cannot magically cover that distance with a decent payload. You always have to subtract at least 1000nm off the published range to get a real-world indication.

IIRC, that was not the way you proposed to make the A339 capable of doing MNL- Europe and US Pacific northwest nonstop (esp westbound) in #226..... :confused: .....
LurveBus wrote:
You’re forgetting something. The 251t A330-900 can make it to Europe and the upper west coast, especially if it’s given a config similar to the old A340-300s (270-ish seats). If they use the exact same 309 passenger confit as the refurbished A330s, it can do HNL without payload restrictions and with a few seats blocked, can fly as far as FCO or FRA.



PR77W wrote:
Yeah like congestion is going to magically disappear. While narrow-body have there economic advantages when compared to wide-body jets there are limits to how far there advantage can go.

Well, I did qualify it with "ease somewhat"...by the time the XLR can make it to PR's fleet at the earliest, CRK T2 will have been up and running and getting some of the burden off of NAIA. By then, CEB T2 will also be taking in a of lot non-O/D MNL flights too.


PR77W wrote:
There is cargo where using a WB would make sense when compared to an NB which has a smaller cargo hull that limits the amount of goods it can carry. Another is comfort, while most passengers managed to remain comfortable flying on an NB beyond 8 hours the question is will they be willing to pay more to fly direct on an NB beyond 10 hours?

I think this brings us back to the A338 in a sort of roundabout way..... :spin: .....
Devilfish wrote:
I'd aver that it'd be a suitable plane to open PAL's planned network expansion to SEA for example, and other points in continental Europe like MPX, ORY, or FRA where the capacity of the A350 is not essential...while still being fine for covering shorter sectors like AKL if the XLR above couldn't cut it...as well as to other secondary city pairs.



.....particularly in view of PAL's plans for future expansion, as outlined in CAPA.....

Quote:
Philippine Airlines announced (12-Apr-2019) the following objectives for future expansion:

Technologically advanced aircraft to be delivered "in the coming years";
Expansion of its route network including additional services to secondary hubs such as Clark, Cebu, Davao, and Kalibo;
Improved flight schedules and timings;
Further development of workforce;
Exploration of sales and business opportunities;
Investment of facility and resource improvement programmes, including more efficient operating systems, optimised flight
and ground operations and safety prioritisation.



.....and the once again rising fuel prices...and their financial performance for the fiscal year just ended.....

14-Apr-2019 5:45 PM
PAL Holdings reports USD100m operating loss in 2018




BTW, the DOTr was supposed to start the Swiss Challenge for SMC's unsolicited NMIA proposal on April 15.....any takers :?: :stirthepot:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:41 pm

Okay...by 2028 i think PAL will have A330neos with the new airport in bulacan.*that endless airport discussion.
But we can now HOPE for the 3q FINAL announcements! Mr.tugade, the last urang utan monkey of borneo, now in ph
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:59 am

Philippine747 wrote:
azyazy wrote:
Anybody who has flown out of MNL recently?
Delays have been crazy! Is this the usual ATC that results into LATA? Since the summer sched kicked in, PR’s ops is in chaos! I’m check 5Js through FR24, and seems to be the same, or at least by the time I check their flights.


There is some construction work which has closed the main holding point for 13, and a rapid exit taxiway on 06/24 affecting the taxi flow around the airport.

Relevant NOTAMS:

 B1366/19 NOTAMN
Q) RPHI/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A /000/999/1431N12101E005
A) RPLL B) 1904141200 C) 1904142000
E) PORTION OF RWY13 EXTENSION (APRX 75M FM STOP BAR OF DPT/TERMINAL 4
PRKG BAY 4, 5 AND 6) CLSD DUE WIP (PAVEMENT REPAIR).
EXER CTN WHEN PSG NEAR THE AREA DUE PRESENCE OF MEN AND EQPT.

RMK: TERMINAL 3 ACFT OPS TO UTILIZE TWY F1 FOR RWY13 DEP.


B1303/19 NOTAMR B1165/19
Q) RPHI/QMXLC/IV/M  /A /000/999/1431N12101E005
A) RPLL B) 1904080804 C) 1906302000
D) SUN 1400-2000
E) TWY R2 CLSD DUE WIP (PAVEMENT REPAIR AND UPGRADE
AT PORTION OF TWY C APRX 75M FM RWY31 CL AND 29M FM TWY R2 CL).
EXER CTN WHEN PSG NEAR THE AREA.


TheDailyAloy wrote:
.PR did advise arriving at the airport 4 hours before departure AND with a physical/printed ticket in tow... What is happening...


PR (mainline and PALex) switched to Amadeus Altea from March 23 as the backbone for their IT systems across the network. During that time, some important functions were disabled, including online check-in. Most of the functions have already been restored. However, due to the Holy Week travel season, the lines will get longer.


I hope they finish it asap. Delays have been extremely crazy for the past week. Fingers crossed that ops will be back to normal soon.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:08 am

Philstar has come out with this report in what may be the clearest indication yet that PR is placing new orders for more modern aircraft..... :airplane: .....

https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... ating-goal

Quote:
PAL said new modern and technologically advanced aircraft has been placed on order and would be delivered “in the coming years.”

“These new aircraft types will not only result to operational efficiency, reliability and profitability, but will provide comfort and improve the product and service offerings,” the airline said.



.....Unless of course the reporter had "inadvertently recycled" previous order news. :scratchchin:



Meanwhile, the 2019 CAPA North Asia LCC meeting will be held in Cebu from 24-25 June..... :point:

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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:36 am

Devilfish wrote:
Philstar has come out with this report in what may be the clearest indication yet that PR is placing new orders for more modern aircraft..... :airplane: .....

https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... ating-goal

Quote:
PAL said new modern and technologically advanced aircraft has been placed on order and would be delivered “in the coming years.”

“These new aircraft types will not only result to operational efficiency, reliability and profitability, but will provide comfort and improve the product and service offerings,” the airline said.



.....Unless of course the reporter had "inadvertently recycled" previous order news. :scratchchin:



Meanwhile, the 2019 CAPA North Asia LCC meeting will be held in Cebu from 24-25 June..... :point:

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Might probably include more A321neos since PR seems to be quite happy with them. Maybe they'd be interested in the LR or even the potential XLR versions, to eliminate those pesky Davao fuel stops. As for widebodies, their A330s are still fairly young, but if they do get replaced, it will most likely be by A339s or 787s (leaning towards the former considering PR's relationship with Airbus). Also possible that they could get A350-1000s to complement or even potentially replace their 777s, though somehow think the 777s going away is unlikely in the short-to-medium term.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:59 pm

filipinoavgeek wrote:
Might probably include more A321neos since PR seems to be quite happy with them.

Any A321Ns are most likely already part of their previous large order. They'll have enough of those to last them until their next refleeting cycle.


filipinoavgeek wrote:
Maybe they'd be interested in the LR or even the potential XLR versions, to eliminate those pesky Davao fuel stops.

IINM, the LR would become the "standard" version going forward with the XLR taking over its spot in the product range, according to Airbus. But out of left field and best fitting the "modern, technologically advanced" description is the 797 -- should Boeing come out of its rut and launch the model at the PAS :!:


filipinoavgeek wrote:
As for widebodies, their A330s are still fairly young, but if they do get replaced, it will most likely be by A339s or 787s (leaning towards the former considering PR's relationship with Airbus).

The 787 would be a "new aircraft type" for PR and be ideal for MNL-SEA/EU or CEB-LAX...could get in a foot at the door if Boeing made good on its claim to undercut the A359 on price.


filipinoavgeek wrote:
Also possible that they could get A350-1000s to complement or even potentially replace their 777s, though somehow think the 777s going away is unlikely in the short-to-medium term.

Putting a damper over all of these is last year's depressing financial performance..... :sigh: .....

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 18-457473/

Quote:
"Philippine Airlines parent company PAL Holdings posted an operating loss of Ps5.24 billion ($101 million) in 2018, as fuel and aircraft lease costs drove expenses higher.

The loss was nearly double the Ps2.64 billion reported for the previous year, and came despite a 16% increase in revenue to Ps150 billion, driven by stronger passenger, cargo an anciallary revenues.

Load factor for the year stood at 77.4%."
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:50 pm

Devilfish wrote:
Putting a damper over all of these is last year's depressing financial performance..... :sigh: .....

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 18-457473/

Quote:
"Philippine Airlines parent company PAL Holdings posted an operating loss of Ps5.24 billion ($101 million) in 2018, as fuel and aircraft lease costs drove expenses higher.

The loss was nearly double the Ps2.64 billion reported for the previous year, and came despite a 16% increase in revenue to Ps150 billion, driven by stronger passenger, cargo an anciallary revenues.

Load factor for the year stood at 77.4%."


Probably due to intense competition and expansion, as well as those pesky oil prices. Considering the ANA investment, I won't be surprised if the push back on the expansion for now and try to focus more on profitability. As for the low load factors, I would assume that again this is at least partly due to new routes which haven't matured yet.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:24 am

For the time being, let us enjoy PR's second "Love Bus" (msn303) -- shown here on its maiden flight..... :bigthumbsup: .....

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/303

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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:19 pm

Some progress photos from SkyscraperCity of CRK T2 construction..... :camera: .....

source: ctto Allan Gatilogo --- apparently, they changed the design of the covered access from the vehicle parking areas to a double promenade? :bigthumbsup:
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source: @ctto Eduardo Mendoza
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source: @ctto Mark De Luna Capinpin
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source: @ctto Allan Gatilogo
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photos posted by: @mrwhitepatch


The pace of work inspires confidence :!: Might GMR/Megawide challenge SMC for the NMIA in Bulakan project :?:



Meanwhile...at NAIA..... :hissyfit:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:09 pm

Oh wow,what a beautiful airport. 2nd and 3rd picture:)
 
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:13 am

Looks stunning but will wait for the Terminal Building to be completed.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:23 am

I'm glad this new CRK terminal is expandable on both sides. If, let's say, more traffic from MNL gets moved to CRK, I wonder how fast they can expand the terminal.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:42 pm

So, it has been clarified that the booths at CEB T2 arrivals exit area are for the DoT..... :sun: .....

source: @hayato_oos_song -- posted by: @Polarr_Acorn on SkyscraperCity
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Most probably timed to showcase and gain maximum exposure for the country's tourist spots during this..... :chat: .....

Devilfish wrote:
Meanwhile, the 2019 CAPA North Asia LCC meeting will be held in Cebu from 24-25 June..... :point:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:42 pm

I'll be flying on PAL from BNE to MNL in June. Any recommendations for things I should do in the plane? Also, how good is the lounge in Manila (for the return flight)?

Advice appreciated! I've been to the Philippines before and had an excellent experience. I'm sure this one will be just as good if not better.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:01 pm

Apparently, RP-C3508's (msn303) 3rd test flight yesterday was just a short one, presumably to validate some minor details..... :airplane: .....

From PPSG.....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/curufinwe ... [email protected]/



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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:01 pm

Clark Airport is closed for 24 hours due to damage sustained during today's earthquake. From pics, things look really bad.
 
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Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:55 pm

From the Inquirer.... :camera: .....

source: @Carla Carlos
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Fortunately, it seems that only the interior architectural elements and glass panels were damaged and not the underlying structural members...although the latter will need to be closely inspected and assessed for soundness and integrity, too. The tremor also served as a "test of fire" for Terminal 2 and its access ramp structures, as well as for the various Asian games venues and facilities presently under construction.
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Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:22 pm

EK's CEB-CRK-DXB flight returned to CEB, while 5J's Singapore flight diverted to MNL. One of QR's 787s is still on the ground at CRK
A319 A320 A321 A332 A333 A343 AT75 AT76 B732 B733 B738 B744 B752(M) B763 B772 B77W DHC7 DH8C DH8D D328 MA60

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Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:00 pm

5J's CRK flight cancellations in the wake of the damage in Terminal 1.....

https://www.philstar.com/happens/649


Meanwhile, there were no reports of damage to NAIA facilities.....

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1109402/n ... ke-monreal
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Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:31 pm

Speaking of NAIA, the Tycoon Consortium is preparing to submit a compromise offer to meet the 30 April deadline set by the Government.....

https://business.inquirer.net/269037/ty ... -expansion


Might the revised offer 'rock' the DOTr's world or would it just prompt the agency to seek another candidate and prolong the people's agony :?:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:26 am

PAL will be reducing frequency between MNL-MEL from 7 times weekly to 6 times weekly from May 5th to November 7th.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -may-2019/
 
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Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:30 pm

CRK T1 back in operation..... :eyepopping: .....

http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/ ... today.html


That was extraordinarily quick...might there be this to thank for it..... :?: .....

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1109952/t ... al-airport

Quote:
“I guess everyone can understand that it’s really emergency and we don’t need a special budget. We don’t need bidding and procurement,” Tugade said in Filipino. “I believe that under the current situation and the needs of the traveling public we have to use emergency procurement.”

Emergency procurement allows a government project to skip normal bidding procedures.

According to Tugade, repairs on the airport will cost around P30 million.



From SkyscraperCity.....

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https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/world/cl ... li=AAAHsQ3


Such opportune timing with elections barely three weeks away :!:



On a lighter note.....now it can be told where Viserion had wandered..... :scared: .....

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Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:15 am

Devilfish, since you have a connection with PAL I was wondering if you knew the situation of the PAL 277T A350 carrying full payload west-bound (To Manila JFK-MNL). Has there ever been a time when PAL left behind baggage in JFK? A friend was a check-in agent for Northwest/United back in the day and she told me Filipinos like to check in A LOT of baggage and balikbayan boxes. How's the payload of the A350?
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:33 am

x1234 wrote:
Devilfish, since you have a connection with PAL I was wondering if you knew the situation of the PAL 277T A350 carrying full payload west-bound (To Manila JFK-MNL). Has there ever been a time when PAL left behind baggage in JFK?

I haven't...so I wouldn't know...sorry. :expressionless:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:45 pm

x1234 wrote:
Devilfish, since you have a connection with PAL I was wondering if you knew the situation of the PAL 277T A350 carrying full payload west-bound (To Manila JFK-MNL). Has there ever been a time when PAL left behind baggage in JFK? A friend was a check-in agent for Northwest/United back in the day and she told me Filipinos like to check in A LOT of baggage and balikbayan boxes. How's the payload of the A350?


I’m pretty sure they don’t fly westbound. They take the polar route to MNL
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:23 pm

Provided RP-C3508 does not go to the lessor's HQ in Dublin first or somewhere in the Caymans, and just to the HKG office or directly to MNL...then it'll soon most definitely be eastbound coming home..... :point: .....

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/303



A couple of post-Lent headaches for 5J..... :headache: .....

https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... disruption

https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... app-server
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:35 pm

Wow.more A359 for Pal!they should retire their 6 old B777, if they dont refurbish them like emirates did.If they buy new planes,they need to retire some...lol.that little space given in NAIA to park more planes...its so sad, that i already learn to laugh about it :)
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:30 pm

Anyway, this is one of my favourite A330 review of pal
I think, you have already seen this, but post it also here.Very late post...

https://youtu.be/TjDRhkiwK6E
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:46 am

Cebu Pacific cancels series of domestic flights between April 28-30.
http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4400
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:21 am

Scoot to suspend services to Kalibo citing aircraft shortages and poor demand

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ft-457747/
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:41 am

After an initial round of flight cancellations from April 28-30, Cebu Pacific (5J) is cancelling around 50 flights between May 1-10

This round of flight cancellations are mostly to/from Manila and domestic destinations.

http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4403
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:02 am

qf789 wrote:
Scoot to suspend services to Kalibo citing aircraft shortages and poor demand

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ft-457747/


From what I remember, even during the MI days, demand wasn't very strong. I once flew from SIN-KLO-CEB aboard one of their A320s (around October 2016). The SIN-KLO leg wasn't very full, maybe 1/2 full. Around 20-40 pax joined us in KLO (bound for SIN). I can't recall how many deplaned in KLO, but I recall a lot of us who joined the flight in SIN deplaned in CEB.


Wouldn't exactly be surprised that they decided to cut it...
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:38 am

jteruel06 wrote:
Cebu Pacific cancels series of domestic flights between April 28-30.
http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4400


Looks like Cebu Pacific could face sanctions from the CAB due to there operational disruptions.

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/04/30 ... -regulator
 
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:23 pm

Labor issues seem to be at the root of the problem..... :stirthepot: .....

https://business.inquirer.net/269522/ma ... ncelations
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Wed May 01, 2019 4:27 pm

Apparently, much clearer days lie ahead of the NAIA Consortium's unsolicited proposal for the rehabilitation and upgrade of Manila's international airport..... :optimist: .....

https://business.inquirer.net/269589/do ... xpand-naia

Quote:
"The DOTr’s acceptance of the offer, first revealed during a CNN Philippines’ interview with Transportation secretary Arthur Tugade, settled months of negotiations with the proponents, who were wary about certain project risks.

Moreover, a timely approval puts the proposal on track for a competitive challenge in a few months and for the actual upgrades and expansion of Naia to start within the fourth quarter of 2019.

Reuben Reinoso, DOTr undersecretary for planning, said there were a few more 'minor corrections' in the latest submission made Monday afternoon that need to be confirmed with Naia Consortium.

'But there is no need to resubmit the entire draft agreement,' he said.

The 'line by line' review conducted by the DOTr over the last few days was meant to ensure that Naia Consortium’s offer was aligned with the recent concession signed for Clark International Airport in Pampanga province.

The Inquirer earlier reported that a key area involved the conditions that would trigger a material adverse government action (MAGA). This entails support or compensation in case a national government act has a significant negative impact on the concession.

Naia Consortium’s project, which involves a 15-year concession period, will ensure that Naia remains the country’s main gateway in the foreseeable future.

It proposed to connect all passenger terminals by a 'people mover' and increase capacity to support 65 million passengers annually versus Naia’s design capacity of 31 million passengers per year. Moreover, hourly takeoff and landing movements will rise to 52 movements, up by a third. "



Hmmn...doesn't mention if the PVH would be demolished to make way for airside/landside facilities' expansion and upgrade. Does the Consortium plan to upgrade, renovate and operate that also...as an airport hotel/casino? ..... :scratchchin: .....

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Also read: https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/ ... r-scrutiny
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Wed May 01, 2019 9:59 pm

UPDATE: The DOTr has accepted the super consortium's revised offer to upgrade NAIA..... :thumbsup: .....

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019 ... tium-offer

Quote:
"DOTr’s approval indicates the NAIA consortium will be able to push through with its P102-billion plan to rehabilitate, upgrade, expand, operate and maintain the aging NAIA for 15 years.

It will also have an upper hand once a Swiss challenge is undertaken for the project as it has been granted an original proponent status.

It would then have to be returned to the DOTr for endorsement to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-Investment Coordination Committee.

Once approved by the NEDA board, the project will then undergo a Swiss challenge.

The group’s proposal involves expanding and interconnecting the existing terminals of NAIA, upgrading airside facilities, developing commercial facilities to increase airline

and airport efficiencies, enhancing passenger comfort and experience and elevating the status of NAIA as the country’s premier international gateway."



Does the PVH fall under the "expanding, interconnecting and developing commercial facilities" aspects of the project :confused: It appears the image accompanying the report no longer represents its reduced scope accurately. :expressionless: Would GMR/Megawide still be interested in the Swiss challenge :?: :spin:



PAA seems to be reaping the benefits of 5J's difficulties.....

https://business.inquirer.net/269626/ai ... load-up-23
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu May 02, 2019 9:03 am

Post by the Manila Times that speculate
about the on-going situation with Cebu Pacific

https://www.manilatimes.net/global-airl ... es/548325/

Some quotes from the article:

"Cebu Pacific attributed the downturn to a “challenging environment,” citing higher fuel prices, a weaker peso, and the six-month closure of Boracay as factors eroding its income in 2018. Yet, rival Philippine Airlines, faced with precisely the same challenges, had what would be considered a very successful year by its standards. PAL cut its net loss by more than 40 percent, to P4.33 billion from P7.33 billion in 2017, and increased its revenues by 16.2 percent. It also more than doubled Cebu Pacific’s gain in passenger numbers, carrying 15.9 million passengers in 2018 compared to 14.5 million in 2017.

Probably the main or part of the reason for CEB current issues.

"Thus, Cebu Pacific’s woes are attributable to something internal, which also fits the pattern. What that might be is subject to some speculation in the absence of a forthright explanation from the company, but a good guess will be its strategy of upgauging, or increasing capacity by switching out smaller planes for larger ones on high-demand routes. When done properly, that is, when the new, larger and costlier aircraft can be filled and kept filled, the strategy is effective and profitable. If the company misses the mark, however, and finds that the larger capacity is not being fully utilized, then it has just turned a potentially profitable route into a potential loser.

The second part of the pattern is just what Cebu Pacific is experiencing now, actual operational difficulties attributed to vague causes. Cebu Pacific’s official word on the unusual number of flight cancellations is that they are the consequence of maintenance issues – the company disclosed that one aircraft recently suffered a bird strike – and to some extent, traffic congestion at Manila. The latter cause can probably be ignored, because again, other airlines such as PAL have not been similarly affected. A cause like “maintenance issues,”

Any thoughts on the article is it worrying or just speculationa at best?
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu May 02, 2019 1:07 pm

Rumors has it that 5J’s flight cancellations are attributed to labor problems: pilots calling in sick, as well as crews, now that the crews were able to establish a union. But everything is a rumor until someone with a valid source inside could provide us information.

I wouldn’t be surprised if it is really aircraft maintenance issues since they havve been pushing their planes to be up in the sky most of the time. There were pictures circulating before that tapes were used to hold falling panels inside the cabin and their aircraft turnaround time before were just 40-45mins until government intervention was made due to poor OTP.
 
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Thu May 02, 2019 8:45 pm

PR77W wrote:
Any thoughts on the article is it worrying or just speculationa at best?

The writer is ringing the bell...he specifically has a few choice morsels for the "bigger is better" advocates to munch on... :biting: .....

Quote:
"What that might be is subject to some speculation in the absence of a forthright explanation from the company, but a good guess will be its strategy of upgauging, or increasing capacity by switching out smaller planes for larger ones on high-demand routes. When done properly, that is, when the new, larger and costlier aircraft can be filled and kept filled, the strategy is effective and profitable. If the company misses the mark, however, and finds that the larger capacity is not being fully utilized, then it has just turned a potentially profitable route into a potential loser."

IIRC, 5J's president talked about withdrawing their A330s from service and returning same to lessors. Such thinking may have been influenced by their large A320/A321 neos on order and the need to have some semblance of capacity discipline, given the weak performance of their ME routes.



Meanwhile, another columnist has lifted the lid off the veritable Pandora's box that is NAIA.....

https://www.philstar.com/opinion/2019/0 ... congestion
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri May 03, 2019 9:21 am

New analysis from CAPA regarding PHL-North Asia market

https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ ... wth-469736

Summary

-Philippines-North Asia seat capacity has grown by almost 20% over the past year and by almost 70% over the past four years.
-LCCs have driven the growth, pushing up the LCC penetration rate in the Philippines-North Asia market from 27% in Apr-2015 to 42% currently.
-LCCs are particularly strong outside Manila, where slot restrictions restrict growth; LCCs currently account for 33% of Manila-North Asia seat capacity, compared with 60% of non-Manila-North Asia seat capacity.
-There are currently 12 LCCs competing in the Philippines-North Asia market, including nine North Asian LCCs.
-More rapid LCC expansion is expected as North Asian visitor numbers to the Philippines, which already account for more than half of total visitors, continue to grow
 
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Fri May 03, 2019 7:26 pm

PAL's 6th A350, RP-C3508 (msn303) now on its delivery flight home..... :bigthumbsup: .....

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/303



Just in time for 'Flores de Mayo' :praise: and crowning as 'Reina Elena' :!: --- Will it be followed by options :?:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri May 03, 2019 8:00 pm

docjowl wrote:
New analysis from CAPA regarding PHL-North Asia market

https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ ... wth-469736

Summary

-Philippines-North Asia seat capacity has grown by almost 20% over the past year and by almost 70% over the past four years.
-LCCs have driven the growth, pushing up the LCC penetration rate in the Philippines-North Asia market from 27% in Apr-2015 to 42% currently.
-LCCs are particularly strong outside Manila, where slot restrictions restrict growth; LCCs currently account for 33% of Manila-North Asia seat capacity, compared with 60% of non-Manila-North Asia seat capacity.
-There are currently 12 LCCs competing in the Philippines-North Asia market, including nine North Asian LCCs.
-More rapid LCC expansion is expected as North Asian visitor numbers to the Philippines, which already account for more than half of total visitors, continue to grow


Would’ve been nice to see how FSCs fit in that picture. In any case, tourism is booming on both ends, so it’s only natural for LCCs to prosper in that environment.

Devilfish wrote:
PAL's 6th A350, RP-C3508 (msn303) now on its delivery flight home..... :bigthumbsup: .....

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/303



Just in time for 'Flores de Mayo' :praise: and crowning as 'Reina Elena' :!: --- Will it be followed by options :?:


Who knows, they might announce something at the Paris Airshow.

Btw, I’m more excited about the delivery of the first A321neo ACF. That aircraft will set the tone for all their future regional services. Will they put in PTVs? Will the regional J be competitive?

Right now, some regional destinations are blessed with a good product, but a single substitution to the older A321s will result in a drastic change of hard product, which can make an even greater impression on flights to SIN or CGK or Japan, which have flight times closer to 4 hours. Perhaps the ACF aircraft can provide a more premium experience so that the older A321s can do purely domestic ops.
 
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Fri May 03, 2019 8:07 pm

Has PAL shelved plans to add ORD? I haven’t seen any talk of ORD for a while now.
Living in LA, ORD/MDW will always be home!
 
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Fri May 03, 2019 8:25 pm

timberwolf24 wrote:
Has PAL shelved plans to add ORD? I haven’t seen any talk of ORD for a while now.


Unless they decide to firm up the A350 options, their current fleet can’t do much expansion. They opted to raise frequency to the west coast instead of starting new routes.

In any case, ORD is a bloodbath. SAN and SEA are likely to get precedence over ORD
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat May 04, 2019 1:03 am

LurveBus wrote:
Devilfish wrote:
PAL's 6th A350, RP-C3508 (msn303) now on its delivery flight home..... :bigthumbsup: .....

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/303



Just in time for 'Flores de Mayo' :praise: and crowning as 'Reina Elena' :!: --- Will it be followed by options :?:


Who knows, they might announce something at the Paris Airshow.

Btw, I’m more excited about the delivery of the first A321neo ACF. That aircraft will set the tone for all their future regional services. Will they put in PTVs? Will the regional J be competitive?

Right now, some regional destinations are blessed with a good product, but a single substitution to the older A321s will result in a drastic change of hard product, which can make an even greater impression on flights to SIN or CGK or Japan, which have flight times closer to 4 hours. Perhaps the ACF aircraft can provide a more premium experience so that the older A321s can do purely domestic ops.


AFIK what will PAL fitted on there A321NX. Its likely PAL will have in-seat IFE for both Y and J with high-speed wifi like found on PAL delivered A321N. BTW PAL Cabin-Flex configuration is similar to TK A321NX with only a pair of over wing exits and doors 3 deactivated. I shared photos of PAL A321NX previously, Know the aircraft is painted in PAL livery but no new photo have yet been published.

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