CAAP tells PAL to settle 'unpaid navigation fees'


Posted at Sep 28 2017 08:35 PM

MANILA - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reiterated on Thursday its demand for Philippine Airlines (PAL) to settle over P6.9 billion in "unpaid air navigation fees and other charges."

In a statement, CAAP said it met with PAL representatives on Thursday who assured the agency that the airline will cooperate to settle the issue.

In an earlier statement, PAL said the alleged unpaid navigational charges involved "complex legal issues" but that the airline was prepared to submit a "compromise agreement to settle this issue once and for all."

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier threatened to shut down the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2, which is being used exclusively by the Philippine Airlines (PAL), if the airline failed to pay its liabilities to the government.