Filipino national carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) hopes to start a direct schedule to Auckland, New Zealand by year end, according to PAL president Jamie Bautista, who said the carrier is evaluating the service. New Zealand and Filipino aviation authorities are implementing an updated air services agreement (ASA), which was signed in November 2014 as an update to a 2007 ASA. The ASA was designed to allow Air New Zealand to codeshare flights to the Philippines through its new ...

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