PHILIPPINES: Filipino carriers protest government plan

Local airlines, in a rare move, banded together to protest plans by the government to grant foreign airlines fullaccess to two international airports. Flag carrier Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacifi c Air, Air Philippines, Asian Spirit and Pacifi c East Asia Cargo Airlines called an executive order issued by President Gloria Arroyo, yet to be signed, […]


Local airlines, in a rare move, banded together to protest plans by the government to grant foreign airlines fullaccess to two international airports.

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacifi c Air, Air Philippines, Asian Spirit and Pacifi c East Asia Cargo Airlines called an executive order issued by President Gloria Arroyo, yet to be signed, a“threat to the national interest.”

The Fair Trade Alliance (FTA), meanwhile, urged the Civil Aviation Board (CAB) to defend the country’s patrimony and sovereignty by resisting pressure tactics from foreign airlines.