Country Insight: #23 – Philippines

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

Work on new San Miguel airport to commence, but it might have more local competition than its developers anticipated

The Philippines’ Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) have signed an agreement allowing SMC to commence work on the PHP735 billion…..

Tigerair Taiwan pursues rapid expansion in the Philippines as tourism booms

Tigerair Taiwan is looking at further expansion in the Philippines following the successful launch of three Philippine destinations within only six months. The expansion in…..

Cebu Pacific eyes Australia, India and Russia from 2024 with new A321XLRs

Cebu Pacific plans to look at expanding in Australia and launching services to India and Russia from 2024, when it starts taking delivery of its…..

Video of the week – LCCs in North Asia: industry perspectives

LCCs have been rarely out of the news over the past 20 years as they disrupted market after market. And ever since, full service airlines…..

The final word –  a last interview with Philippine Airlines’ longtime president Jaime Bautista

Jaime “Jimmy” Bautista this weekend is handing over the reins of Philippine Airlines (PAL) to Vivienne Tan. Mr Bautista is one of the longest-standing airline…..

Cebu Pacific accelerates its focus on the regional market within Asia Pacific

Cebu Pacific is accelerating its focus on the regional market within Asia Pacific and upgauging following a new Airbus order. Long haul services to North…..

Accessing the future traveller – what drives the future traveller’s decision process?

The future traveller is being driven by the information age and has therefore forced airlines to constantly look for new and exciting ways to provide…..

Aircraft Developments: Can new generation long haul narrowbodies drive change in North Asia?

New generation aircraft offer game-changing economics and range for LCCs. In the narrowbody space, several LCCs are now operating or have on order new generation narrowbody aircraft on long…..

An air finance outlook – from the LCC perspective 

As with the funding of any business, those providing any type of funding to LCCs will consider the business model/management, the quality of the corporate…..