Philippine Airlines (PAL) has expressed its readiness on the open-skies policy but there is a need for equal opportunity and air access to the markets.
PAL president Jaime Bautista has urged the Philippine government to liberalise the civil aviation wisely and responsibly. He also called on the government economic managers and policy makers to adopt a civil aviation policy of equal opportunity, providing the country’s air carriers with the same access rights given to foreign airlines. PAL believes that the shared goal of everyone involved in the open skies issue is the growth of the Philippines. The airline is asking government to focus on its liberalisation policy on markets that need more access to grow, while ensuring that Filipino airlines get equal opportunity to access international markets. – Edu Lopez