News Listings for Subic Bay

  • Battling it out: All change in the Philippines airline market

    News | 24 Jul 2007 23:00 | Nicholas Ionides

    Tiger is making its move at Clark Few aviation markets are going through the kind of change seen in the Philippines, where foreign players are seeking...
  • Tony Davis: Attention seeker

    News | 20 May 2007 23:00 | Nicholas Ionides

    Singapore's Tiger Airways and its chief Tony Davis have been grabbing the media spotlight in South-East Asia as they gear up to export their pure low-cost business model to Australia
  • Philippine carriers in joint protest

    News | 22 Apr 2007 23:00

    <P>Five Philippine airlines have joined forces to protest against government plans to allow unlimited services by foreign carriers to and beyond the Clark and Subic Bay airports.</P> <P>Air Philippines, Asian Spirit, Cebu Pacific, Pacific East Asia Cargo and Philippine Airlines went public in April with their joint protest, claiming in newspaper advertisements that granting foreign carriers unlimited rights poses a "threat to the national interest". At issue is a proposed open skies policy for secondary airports Clark and Subic Bay.</P> <P>Under the proposed policy, foreign airlines would be given unlimited rights to serve Clark and Subic Bay as well as rights to operate fifth freedom, or beyond, services to other countries. Foreign carriers would also gain seventh freedom rights, allowing them to set up bases at the two airports and operate standalone services to other countries.</P> <P>The protesting airlines claim that "by bestowing a favoured competitive position on foreign airl
  • Chinese challenge

    News | 20 Dec 2005 00:00

    Anticipated regular non-stop flights between China and Taiwan and a brace of new Chinese hub airports threaten to knock Hong Kong’s aviation sector from centre stage, but it is fighting back
  • USA and China free markets

    News | 30 Jun 2004 23:00

    <p>China and the USA are to sign a sweeping liberalisation pact in a deal that will dramatically increase both passenger and cargo service between the countries.</p> <p>Between this year and 2010, the expanded bilateral will double the number of US carriers flying to China while increasing weekly flights from 54 to 249 in total. Restrictions will be lifted on US market access to any Chinese city, and code-sharing with Chinese airlines is to be unlimited. For all-cargo US flag carriers, 21 additional flights will be allowed this year, while access to all mainland cities and the right to establish hubs are guaranteed.</p> <p>Chinese airlines, now limited to 12 US gateway cities, are to win access to any city. Northwest and United Airlines, the only major US passenger carriers now allowed to serve the mainland, will be permitted 14 new flights this year, but a flurry of proposals for service is expected for the one new designation allowed next year. American, Continental, and Delta say
  • Hong Kong cargo deal opens Pacific

    News | 31 Jul 2003 23:00

    <p>Air cargo rivals Federal Express and UPS are poised for a Pacific Rim battle after new fifth freedom rights were granted by the USA under a US-China agreement, allowing for more service through Hong Kong.</p> <p>The US Department of Transportation (DoT) says its planned beyond-Hong Kong rights will let the two companies link their Asian operations with Europe. </p> <p>UPS plans to elevate Hong Kong to gateway status with an investment of as much as $100 million. It has made Shanghai its headquarters for Greater China, but the new rights will allow it to fly between that city and Cologne-Bonn, its European hub.</p> <p>For FedEx the move is timely, coming on the heels of an impasse in US-Philippine talks on open skies. FedEx says the new rights will accelerate a build-up of its hub at Subic Bay, Philippines, and give more feed for its European hub in Paris. </p> <p>Under the DoT allocation, UPS will receive 12 of the 18 frequencies it seeks, and FedEx will get 13 of the 18 it want