The APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting 2015 is taking place in Manila from November 18 to 19. With blocked roads, tightened security, and hundreds of cancelled flights, the event will have a major impact on daily life in the Megacity in the coming week. Here is our Megacitizens Guide on the APEC Summit 2015 in Manila.
Until quite recently there were no direct flights at all between the Philippines and Europe, due to airline bans, taxes, and economic reasons. Now the EU has finally lifted its 2010 airspace ban on all Philippine carriers. Philippine Airlines had already been removed from the blacklist in 2013, followed by Cebu Pacific in 2014.
Being an archipelago, the main way to get to the Philippines is by airplane. Here we list down all the local and international airlines that fly to the country, with passenger as well as cargo planes. In case you prefer flying by yourself, we also listed down places in Metro Manila where you can do a flight training and get a pilot's license.