PAL lauds flight captain for safe emergency landing

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 22, 2019   •   1042

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has recognized Flight 113 captain Capt. Triston Simeon for maneuvering a safe emergency landing after the aircraft experienced engine trouble.

PAL Spokesperson Cielo VIllaluna has confirmed that all the 342 passengers and 18 crew members are safe and were able to disembark from the airplane using regular airstairs. 

“Philippine Airlines Flight PR113, which took off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 11:45 am local time (equivalent to 3:45am MNL time Nov22) for a flight to Manila, landed safely at LAX after experiencing a technical problem in one of its engines shortly after take-off,” she said in a statement.

“Our Los Angeles Airport Team has provided assistance to passengers on their flight rebookings,” she added.—AAC

Passengers and crew of PR113 all safe — PAL

Marje Pelayo   •   November 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Airlines (PAL) Flight 113 bound for Manila suffered technical failure shortly after take-off from Los Angeles on Thursday (November 21).

Pilots of the Boeing 777 aircraft immediately called for an emergency landing at the Los Angeles International Airport.

In a statement, PAL management confirmed the incident while it assured that all 342 passengers and 18 crew members are safe and were able to disembark from the airplane.

“We greatly appreciate the calmness and patience of our PR113 passengers, who cooperated well with our cabin crew during the flight and the emergency landing,” the airline said.

PAL said the aircraft landed at 12:00 noon local time.

The airline management assured that it is extending all necessary assistance to the affected passengers by rebooking them on alternative flights to Manila, providing meal assistance and hotel accommodation.

“We affirm that safety is our top priority and that Philippine Airlines is fully cooperating with the concerned airport and aviation authorities,” PAL noted.

PAL to transfer int’l flights

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Airlines (PAL) will transfer some of its international flights from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 beginning March 31.

According to PAL’s statement on Tuesday, “All flights from New York (JFK), Auckland (New Zealand), Hanoi (Vietnam) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia) will use NAIA Terminal 1 for both departures and arrivals.”

The updated list of PAL flights departing from / arriving at NAIA Terminal 1 starting from March 31, 2019, onwards are:

  • PR 218 / 219 Manila – Auckland – Manila
  • PR 126 / 127 Manila – New York JFK – Manila
  • PR 118 / 119 Manila – Toronto – Manila
  • PR 116/ 117 Manila – Vancouver – Manila
  • PR 595 / 596 Manila – Hanoi – Manila
  • PR 521 / 522 Manila – Phnom Penh – Manila
  • PR 682 / 683 Manila – Dammam – Manila
  • PR 684/ 685 Manila – Doha – Manila
  • PR 654 / 655 Manila – Riyadh – Manila

The airline said these adjustments aim to minimize passenger congestion at the said NAIA terminals.

“PAL assures the public that these operational adjustments are being carried out to help minimize passenger congestion at the concerned NAIA terminals, and thus to improve service for our valued customers,” PAL said.—Aileen Cerrudo

PAL,Cebu Pacific alert public against scammers amid promo fare offers

Freema Gloria   •   March 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Cebu Pacific airline posted an advisory on their social media account Saturday evening (March 2), alerting the public against fake Cebu Pacific websites that popped up when the airline launched its seat sale on Friday (March 1) in line with the airlines’ 23rd anniversary this month.

The local carrier airline said that these suspicious sites are using Cebu Pacific and “alleged promo fares” to “lure unsuspecting persons to a scam.”

Before their seat sale kicked off on Friday, the said airline
on March 1 announced on their Facebook page that its website was undergoing improvements, and so suggested alternate links to access their website.

It reiterated that netizens should only trust announcements made through its official social media account and via mass media.

Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines (PAL) also launched its 78th anniversary promo last Friday, March 1, 2019.

The Philippine flag carrier airline has also launched its own promotional fares for domestic flights and international flights.

Last February 26, the PAL management also released its advisory to tyhe public regarding fake ads that has circulated online, stating PAL will provide two free tickets to all for its anniversary celebration under the “bogus website” philippineairlines.comflyone.com.

PAL asserted that it only utilizes its official website,
www.philippineairlines.com and official Facebook page @flypal for its digital advertisements and announcements.

It is already working with the concerned authorities regarding the matter and is preparing to take legal action against the perpetrators. — Freema Salonga – Gloria

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