PHILIPPINES ORDERS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES TO FLY PAL
The Philippines government has ordered state employees and workers to
fly Philippine Airlines when traveling overseas.
The order is the latest move by Philippine authorities to reduce
competition for the ailing national airline. PAL, while restructuring its
operations, owes some $2.3 billion to creditors.
In May, Philippine regulators rescinded the right of Emirates airline to
serve Manila from Hong Kong, and said it was reconsidering an open-skies
policy adopted by the Philippine government earlier this decade.