If you have been a traveler from Europe , you will have noticed that getting a flight would mean NOT using any of the home Philippines airliners. This would be a big opportunity to have for the companies, so why were they not flying into Europe on a regular basis.
The exception was PAL that has flown to London for the last couple of years. Other companies can get into some of the states and into Australia and of course into main Asia destinations.
Te reason for the lack of flights to Europe was down to the fact that the European Authorities deemed Philippines air company’s as not being totally safe in many respects of the aviation code.
According to Frebort, “The air safety committee, which includes representatives of all 28 EU member-states, made a unanimous positive recommendation on the basis of the evidence it heard. The recommendation was endorsed by the full college of European commissioners that met earlier today (Thursday) in Europe.”
In a later interview Frebort told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that the EU committee decided to lift the ban on Philippine air carriers due to the change in the CAAP management, which proved to be a positive development for the regulating body and the country’s aviation industry.
Based on the safety audit of EU assessors, he said, the CAAP has become “well-positioned” to ensure international air safety standards would be met by Philippine airline firms.
With more than 800 million passengers using 450 airports, and with 150 scheduled airlines, the European Union is a key player in global aviation: a third of the world market.
Europe is also home to some of the world’s largest airlines and airports. It is a leader in aircraft and engine manufacturing, and in air traffic management research and technology.