Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cebu Pacific Considers Flight Network Expansion

Cebu Pacific Considers Flight Network Expansion 

#CebuPacific
#US
#Philippines
#AirbusA350
#BOEING787
#Aviation

The CAPA Centre for Aviation reports that low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific is eyeing more orders for long-haul, wide-body aircraft in order to facilitate expansion into the United States and other long haul destinations.  Among the options Cebu Pacific is considering are the Airbus A350, Boeing 787, and upcoming Airbus A330neo.
Cebu Pacific already has a presence in the United States with a flight to Guam.  However, it hopes to mount flights to the US mainland, particularly the state of California, one of the largest Filipino markets that is yet to be served by the low-cost carrier.  These plans have been put in the spotlight after the Federal Aviation Administration restored Category 1 status on the Philippines.  This status allows the addition of new flights into the United States and expansion of existing services.
The low-cost carrier now has seven Airbus A330-300s in its fleet with one more expected to arrive in the first half of 2017.  The aircraft seats up to 436 passengers in an all-economy class configuration.  
It also began its foray into long-haul flights in 2013 when it flew to Dubai's International Airport.  It has also made inroads into the Australian market with flights to Sydney, Australia.  There have also been plans to make Rome as its first European destination, although it is unclear how much of a priority this is even as the carrier has been removed from a European Union blacklist of carriers deemed unsafe to fly into the 27-member bloc.  
An increasing number of low-cost carriers have initiated long-haul flights or operated wide-body aircraft in recent years.  One of the most prominent examples is AirAsia through its brand Air Asia X, which operates Airbus A330s to Japan, China, India, and Australia.  




Rishabh Patre
Marketing Intern, Aerosoft Corp








Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Philippine Airlines and Etihad might end there Partnership soon

Philippine Airlines and Etihad might end there Partnership soon

#Airline News
#Etihad Airways
#Philippine Airlines

The Centre for Aviation (CAPA) is suggesting that Philippine Airlines and Etihad might soon consider ending their partnership. The Manila-based carrier has been reported to not have benefitted significantly from its partnership with its Abu Dhabi-based counterpart.  

Currently, both carriers have a codeshare agreement.  Etihad has its own flight numbers on domestic flights operated by Philippine Airlines, while Philippine Airlines also has a flight number on Etihad flights between Manila and Abu Dhabi.  
This suggestion comes as Philippine Airlines is considering a reduced presence in the Middle East in order to focus on expanding in other regions of the world .  Philippine Airlines reestablished its presence in the Middle East in 2013 amidst an ambitious expansion plan rolled out under the ownership of San Miguel Corporation.  In addition to Abu Dhabi, it has served cities such as Dubai, Riyadh, Doha, Dammam, and Jeddah.  In that same period, the flag carrier also received new Airbus A330s, including a high-density version with only regular or premium economy class seats.  This version was mostly utilised in the Middle East.  
A loss of a codeshare agreement with Etihad may also provide renewed opportunities for other Middle Eastern carriers to resume codeshare agreements with Philippine Airlines.  Previously, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Gulf Air had codeshare agreements with Philippine Airlines.
CAPA specifically reports that Philippine Airlines is specifically considering new flights in the United States and Europe, which will be priority regions once the Airbus A350 joins the carrier's fleet in 2018.  CAPA is also expanding into Australia by making its Manila-Brisbane flights completely nonstop, as well as into Chengdu, China.  This is as the flag carrier improved its profitability in spite of its rapid expansion.  Such a feat was one of the basis for Philippine Airlines winning the CAPA Asia Pacific 2016 Airline Turnaround of the Year Award. 
In addition to Etihad, Philippine Airlines has existing codeshare agreements with Air Macau, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, WestJet, and Xiamen Air.
Thanks and Regards,
Rishabh Patre
Marketing Intern, Aerosoft Corp

Philippine Airlines to Resume Kuala Lumpur (KUL) from Manila (MNL)Flight

Philippine Airlines to Resume Kuala Lumpur (KUL) from Manila (MNL)Flight

#A321
#KualaLumpur
#Manilla
#PAL

Beginning June 8, Philippine Airlines will resume its flights to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) from Manila (MNL).
PR 525 departs MNL every Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun at 0725H and arrives in KUL at 1100H. PR 526 leaves KUL on the same day at 1210H and arrives in MNL at 1550H.
On Tues, Thur and Sat, PR 527 departs MNL at 1130H and arrives in KUL at 1500H. Return flight, PR 528, leaves KUL at 1600H and lands in MNL at 1930H.
PAL will be utilizing the the A321 with 199 seats (12 BCL seats,  18 in premium ECY and 169 regular ECY seats).



Rishabh Patre
Marketing Intern, Aerosoft Corp






Monday, April 24, 2017

No Fly Zone Declared for the upcoming ASEAN Summit in Philippines

No Fly Zone Declared for the upcoming ASEAN Summit in Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has set flight restrictions and limitation on general aviation for the upcoming 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila this week.
The CAAP made the restrictions upon the recommendation of Task Group Air Defense of the ASEAN Security Task Force. The limitations on flights and no drone operations are implemented to "address national security concerns related to airborne or any possible threats."
1)All general aviation flights 40 nautical miles from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will be banned from April 29 to 30.
2)No-fly zone has also been declared to all aircraft operations four nautical miles from Luneta Park in Manila from April 29 to 30.
3)From April 26 to 28, general aviation operations will be limited to instrumental flight rules at the NAIA.
4)The Plaridel Airport in Bulacan and Sangley Airport in Bulacan will also be closed to civilian aircraft operations from April 26 to 30.
5)No drone operations will be implemented 40 nautical miles from Luneta Park from April 26 to 30.

#ASEAN
#NoFlyZone
#Ban
#ASEANSummit2017
#philippines
#aviation 


PHILIPPINE AIRLINES AND ETIHAD ENDING PARTNERSHIP Etihad Airways , Philippine Airlines

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES AND ETIHAD ENDING PARTNERSHIP Etihad Airways , Philippine Airlines   

The Centre for Aviation (CAPA) is suggesting that Philippine Airlines and Etihad might soon consider ending their partnership. The Manila-based carrier has been reported to not have benefitted significantly from its partnership with its Abu Dhabi-based counterpart.  

Currently, both carriers have a codeshare agreement.  Etihad has its own flight numbers on domestic flights operated by Philippine Airlines, while Philippine Airlines also has a flight number on Etihad flights between Manila and Abu Dhabi.

This suggestion comes as Philippine Airlines is considering a reduced presence in the Middle East in order to focus on expanding in other regions of the world .  Philippine Airlines reestablished its presence in the Middle East in 2013 amidst an ambitious expansion plan rolled out under the ownership of San Miguel Corporation.  In addition to Abu Dhabi, it has served cities such as Dubai, Riyadh, Doha, Dammam, and Jeddah.  In that same period, the flag carrier also received new Airbus A330s, including a high-density version with only regular or premium economy class seats.  This version was mostly utilised in the Middle East.

A loss of a codeshare agreement with Etihad may also provide renewed opportunities for other Middle Eastern carriers to resume codeshare agreements with Philippine Airlines.  Previously, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Gulf Air had codeshare agreements with Philippine Airlines.

CAPA specifically reports that Philippine Airlines is specifically considering new flights in the United States and Europe, which will be priority regions once the Airbus A350 joins the carrier's fleet in 2018.  CAPA is also expanding into Australia by making its Manila-Brisbane flights completely nonstop, as well as into Chengdu, China.  This is as the flag carrier improved its profitability in spite of its rapid expansion.  Such a feat was one of the basis for Philippine Airlines winning the CAPA Asia Pacific 2016 Airline Turnaround of the Year Award.

In addition to Etihad, Philippine Airlines has existing codeshare agreements with Air Macau, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, WestJet, and Xiamen Air.

#Etihad Airways
#Philippine Airlines
#Ending_Partnership


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CEO
AirAviator Corp
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PHILIPPINE AirLINES PLANNING TO ORDER 12 BOMBARDIER Q400 AirCRAFT




Philippine Airlines,
Canada,
PAL Express


National flag carrier Philippine Airlines has signed a Letter of Intent with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft of Canada to acquire twelve two-class 86-seat Bombardier Q-400 Aircraft. Last March, the carrier revealed that it was studying options for the replacement of its existing fleet of regional Aircraft operated by PAL Express. 


PAL Express currently operates a fleet of four Q300 Aircraft and five Q400 Aircraft. If the deal pushes through, it would increase the size and capacity of PAL's regional turbo-prop fleet allowing further expansion. In addition, the carrier will be the launch customer of the two-class variant of the Q400.

The 86-seat two-class variant will feature 10 "premium service" seats. According to Philippine Airlines President Jaime Bautista, the Q400 will serve an integral role in helping the carrier to realize its vision of becoming a 5-star rate Airline. 
The 86-seat two-class variant will feature 10 "premium service" seats. According to Philippine Airlines President Jaime Bautista, the Q400 will serve an integral role in helping the carrier to realize its vision of becoming a 5-star rate Airline. 

"As we strive to become a 5-star rated Airline, the Q400 Aircraft, featuring a modern and innovative configuration, will be instrumental in providing our travellers with a world-class, in-flight passenger experience," said Bautista. "We are proud that our continued fleet growth now makes us the first Airline to launch service with the two-class, 86-seat Q400 Aircraft." Bautista added that Bombardier Aircraft have been instrumental in evolving the carrier's domestic network operations over the last decade.

Meanwhile, Bombardier praised the carrier's decision, noting that Philippine Airlines chose the right Aircraft for reshaping its domestic Air travel strategy. "With its perfect balance of passenger amenities and operational flexibility, the 86-seat Q400 Aircraft will offer Philippine Airlines significant opportunities to differentiate itself in the region's fiercely competitive environment," said Fred Cromer, President of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "We look forward to working with Philippine Airlines to reach a firm purchase agreement for Q400 Aircraft."

The 86-seat variant Bombardier Q400 is the largest two-class turboprop Aircraft available on the market offering the lowest seat-mile and operating costs in the regional Aircraft market. This will support Philippine Airlines' efforts to develop its domestic operations from secondary hubs and increase intra-island connectivity, as it competes with budget-carrier Cebu Pacific, which recently introduced the ATR 72-600 into its fleet. Cebu Pacific is doubling its turbo-prop fleet as it seeks to increase inter-island travel and establish new bases.

#Philippine Airlines
#Canada
#ORDER_Of_12_BOMBARDIER_Q400_AirCRAFT
#PAL_Express



Capt Shekhar Gupta
CEO
AirAviator Corp
203 Royal Regency
7 Shikshak Nagar
Near Reliance Fresh Airport Rd
Indore 452005 MP India
+91 9111103800
Shekhar@AeroSoft.in 








Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A350s, 787s & A330neos under Cebu Pacific Air Evaluation to support new long haul Flights to US west coast

A350s, 787s & A330neos under Cebu Pacific Air Evaluation to support new long haul Flights to US west coast  Evaluation of new-generation widebody Aircrafts by Cebu Pacific Air is been done with the objective of launching Flights to the west coast of the US. The Philippine LCC is studying the A350, 787 and A330neo Aircrafts and plans to issue a formal tender to Airbus and Boeing in 3Quarter 2017.This is Part 4 in a series of analysis reports on the Philippine market.
Cebu Pacific launched its long haul operation in 2013, with A330-300 services to Dubai. It now operates five long haul routes to the Middle East and Australia and also uses its A330 fleet on several short haul routes.

The Airline is critisized to take its eighth and final A330-300 in 1H2017, completing the first phase of its widebody strategy. Phase two of Cebu Pacific’s long haul strategy has always been to transition to a new longer-range widebody type and launch Flights to California, which has the largest Philippino community not already served by Cebu Pacific. With new aircraft technology now available, and rival Philippine Airlines (PAL) pursuing rapid expansion in the US market, it is high time for Cebu Pacific to strategically make its move.


Farheen Khursheed Khan [MBA] 
Project Manager, AeroSoft Corp 














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#evaluates_A350s_787s_A330neos 
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