PAL pays P6-B navigational dues

November 4, 2017 - 7:51 AM
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PAL Airbus A330
PAL Airbus A330 aircraft in flight. HANDOUT PHOTO

MANILA – Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Friday settled its unpaid air navigational charges worth P6 billion to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA).

In a statement, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said that PAL, through its Vice President for Legal Affairs Clara de Castro, submitted checks to the CAAP office in Pasay City to cover its obligations to the government.

The turnover of checks was witnessed by DOTr Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports Manuel Antonio Tamayo, Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Procurement Reinier Paul Yebra, and Assistant Secretary for Communications Leah Quiambao.

The airline’s payment was made earlier than the December 2017 deadline.

Last month, PAL said it has agreed to settle the claims as a manifestation of its trust and confidence in the Duterte administration.