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  • Coloma says Pres. Aquino cannot yet certify as urgent the proposed BBL since it is still in the period of interpellation. 8 hours ago |
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  • Arroyo to file new petition for bail at Sandiganbayan & will use UN Working Group’s report as basis. 13 hours ago |
  • DOJ cites US-PH Mutual Defense Treaty as basis for participation of U.S. troops in Mamasapano operation. 13 hours ago |
  • DOJ says U.S. troops who participated in Oplan Exodus did not violate the PH constitution. 13 hours ago |
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  • DOJ confirms U.S. troops’ participation in Oplan Exodus launched the Mamasapano operations last Jan. 25. 13 hours ago |
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  • Singer and comedienne Elizabeth Ramsey passes away at 83. 14 hours ago |
  • Businessman Cedric Lee pays P 20K bail at Court of Tax Appeals in connection with the tax evasion case filed vs. him by DOJ. 14 hours ago |
  • Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile says the death of SAF 44 must not be taken lightly. 14 hours ago |
  • Sen. Enrile seeks a full plenary discussion on the Senate committee report on Mamasapano encounter. 14 hours ago |
  • Justice Sec. Leila de Lima says they have legal basis to detain Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo. 14 hours ago |
  • Sen. Miriam Santiago says some society leaders are urging her to run for president & she can rise to the occasion. 15 hours ago |
  • DOJ: No witnesses that can identify who killed the 9 Seaborne Commandos that attacked suspected Malaysian terrorist Marwan’s hut. 15 hours ago |
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  • DOJ: No respondents can be charged for the death of 9 members of 84th Seaborne Commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut during Mamasapano clash 15 hours ago |
  • 5-man UN Working Group urges PH gov’t to review Arroyo’s bail petition based on int’l human rights standards. 15 hours ago |
  • UN Working Group cites international law as basis for finding Arroyo’s continued detention illegal. 15 hours ago |
  • UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declares Arroyo’s detention at VMMC arbitrary & illegal. 15 hours ago |
  • Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits Masbate & parts of Sorsogon. 15 hours ago |
  • 1 person dies & 3 are rescued as boat capsizes in Taal Lake in Talisay, Batangas. 15 hours ago |
  • Armed men abduct an Italian in Dipolog City. 15 hours ago |
  • Road mishap involving a truck & 9 motorcycles occurs at Commonwealth Ave near Tandang Sora flyover in QC. 15 hours ago |
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Hawaiian Airlines stops Manila flights

By Lailany P. Gomez | Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:02am
Hawaiian Airlines said Thursday it will stop direct flights to Manila in July amid high fuel prices and low fares.

“High fuel prices and low fares have plagued this particular route and while we have made several efforts to improve the economic performance of our Manila service, including adjusting our flight schedule to optimize connections and upgrading to newer A330 aircraft, we’ve concluded that the route will not be a commercial success,” Hawaiian Airlines chief commercial officer Peter Ingram said.

The Honolulu-based airline is the largest in Hawaii and the 11th biggest airline company in the United States.  It began its Honolulu-Manila service in April 2008 and established a ticketing office in Makati City.

The airline company said in a statement flight HA 455 would make its final trip from Honolulu to Manila on July 31 while HA 456 would make a final return from Manila to Honolulu on Aug. 1, 2013.

The service, which operates four times weekly, was inaugurated in April 2008.

It said the airline’s reservations department would make arrangements with other airlines serving Manila to accommodate customers, who have ticketed reservations after Aug. 1 and get in touch with affected passengers with new accommodations.

The airline said it will continue to accept reservations for travel prior to the discontinuation date, provided all travel is completed by Aug. 1, 2013.

The airline company said while it would discontinue its non-stop flights to Manila, it would add new flights to Beijing, China by April 2014.

“A scheduled flight between China and Hawaii has long been an aspiration of Hawaiian and the travel industry in our state, and as the barriers to visitor travel from China to the United States slowly come down, we believe there will be significant demand for a Hawaii vacation and Hawaiian Airlines,” said company president and chief executive Mark Dunkerley.

“With our network of flights between the islands and from Hawaii to 11 cities in the US mainland, Hawaiian is in a great position to offer the multi-stop itinerary that many visitors from China prefer,” he said.

The airline said the non-stop service to Beijing would give China greater access to Hawaii, which was expected to become one of China’s most important visitor destinations.

Hawaiian Airlines also flies to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti.  It also flies to Hawaii from 11 US cities.
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