Emirates upbeat on PH with economy slowly recovering

Aviation giant Emirates is bullish about growth in the Philippines with the uptick in passenger traffic to international destinations.

Newly appointed Emirates Philippines country manager Saeed Abdulla Miran said the travel market in the Philippines is slowly recovering from the pandemic, prompting the airline to launch its First Class service in the country last July.

“We are very optimistic given our great performance in recent months. From June 1 to September 12 alone, passenger traffic in and out of the Philippines has recovered to about 93 percent of pre-pandemic figures, with seat factor at about 90 percent,” said newly appointed Emirates Philippines country manager Saeed Abdulla Miran.

“With the economy’s steady recovery, we are confident that we will be able to sustain this momentum throughout the rest of the year and even 2023,” he added.

Miran said “there has been a long-unfulfilled demand for First Class air travel in the Philippines.”

“Flipinos are very passionate about traveling the world, and by launching our First Class service here, we are giving them more options to travel in luxury. We are proud to do our part in welcoming travelers from all corners of the globe to the Philippines through our flights to Manila, Clark, and Cebu,” he said.

DOE raises RE utilization percentage for on-grid areas

The Department of Energy (DOE) has increased the percentage of the utilization of renewable energy for on-grid areas from one percent to 2.52 percent in line with the administration’s goal of transitioning towards a sustainable and clean energy future.