It was envisioned to be the "future" of long-haul air travel. Many low cost carriers have attempted to set forth and go the longer miles but have folded those routes eventually. So we now wonder if long-haul low-cost will be the thing of the future. Just recently, AirAsia X announced that it wants to fly California via Japan. The same airline though folded up their London and Paris flights.
Expect a air travel boom in the Philippines within the next 15 years as Asia-Pacific is bound to take a bigger market share in the global commercial aviation industry. Presently, Asia Pacific carriers hold 32% of the global passenger traffic. In terms of manpower, Asia Pacific carriers will need 244,000 pilots with 49,000 coming from South East Asian Airlines. For cabin crew, 323,000 will be needed for AP carriers, 77,000 coming from SEA airlines.
Last August 22, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law granting Magnum Air, operator of Skyjet, to operate international and domestic flights from the Philippines for the next 25 years. With Republic Act 11410, Skyjet may continue to operate commercial, cargo, and mail flights. With this, Skyjet may now pursue their goals of fleet expansion and of course, network expansion too.
The Mactan City International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 is indeed such a beauty to the point that it was named as the most beautiful airport in the Philippines after it was completed and launched. This did not mean though that the domestic wing of MCIA will be left untouched. The GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp then worked on MCIA terminal 1 and here is now how it looks after its recent renovations.
The Philippines is an Airbus country with our local airlines operating different types of Airbus jets. To the avgeek, it would be easy for them to identify every aircraft to the detail but to the regular passenger, they will all just all seem like one type of Airbus. Here, we look into how we can easily identify between the different variants of the A320 family which local airlines presently operate.
You are landing. Everything is silent in the cabin and just when your aircraft was about to touch down, you noticed the engine power up or spool up. Instead of landing in the runway, your aircraft seems to be taking off again for another attempt to land. What you indeed experienced was a "go around", and this is basically a very normal procedure. There is nothing wrong with it and it is done for safety reasons.
Philippine-based carriers are set to receive around 84 more aircraft in the coming years as of this writing. This is both good news and bad news. Good news is that the Philippine commercial aviation industry is indeed growing. This means more tourism, more jobs, more investment, and more taxes. Bad news is, the government is currently pressured to really come up with a new airport that will serve Metro Manila.
It is indeed the most iconic passenger aircraft ever made which changed air travel. The Boeing 747, also known as the "Jumbo Jet" and "Queen of the Skies", is indeed a beauty, even up to now. It used to also be one of the most widely used aircraft but today, she is slowly becoming a rare sight in the skies as airlines have opted for twin-engine ETOPS rated ultra-long range aircraft.
Today, we see airlines operating Airbus A380s boast their first class suites which included beds, or huge seats that turn into beds, similar to like a sofa bed. To many of the present generation, this is a big innovation, but in reality, it is not really new. In fact, Philippine Airlines had them on their Boeing 747-200s during the 1980s, and they were called the "Cloud Nine Service Skybeds", which was available for first class passengers.
Nowadays, more and more people are able to fly. With the advent of low cost carriers, air fare have been getting lower throughout the years, hence, allowing more and more people to ride airplanes. Apparently, some think that riding an airplane is just like riding a bus, which is why they take safety and proper etiquette lightly without realizing that safety is paramount for every airline.