Rejoice, fellow Filipinos: EU Chargé d’Affaires Lubomir Frebort said it’s the first time for the entire aviation sector of one country to be removed from the list of banned airlines in Europe.
Joining Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are other budget airlines AirAsia, AirAsia Zest, Air Philippines, Island Aviation, Magnum Air or SkyJet, Southeast Asian Airlines International, and Tiger Airways.
It’s good news for globetrotters. In an age where wanderlust runs high among old and young consumers, the thirst to travel can now be easily quenched by budget flights.
Apart from the low fares, this development proves that while local flights pale in a few features, they’re just as safe as premier carriers.