DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte’s son, Congressman Paolo Duterte had earlier proposed to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas (translation: International Airport of the Philippines), but many are pushing back.
Netizens are demanding that NAIA revert to its original name. International pilots have also complained that it would be very difficult for them to communicate with Manila’s flight control tower if the airport’s name was in Tagalog.
So Duterte backtracked and agreed to return NAIA to its original name — MIA…
Marcos International Airport.
Lost in translation.
BERLIN, Germany (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – Airlines are among the most negatively affected by the Covid-9 pandemic, having lost significant amount of business resulting from travel restrictions if not outright country lockdowns.
Even as countries start to lift the lockdowns and resume in and out travel, most airlines will continue to feel the devastating effects of the coronavirus. Under the “new normal,” commercial aircraft would have to limit passenger capacity in observance of physical distancing, in addition to a host of health and safety measures that they need to implement.
But Lufthansa has pioneered an innovative way to be back in business without having to cut the numer of paying passengers for their flights.
Germany’s largest airline has just unveiled a prototype of its new fleet that is three times the length of the Boeing 777 and can accommodate three times the number of passengers without violating established physical distancing protocols.
Indeed for Lufthansa, it’s business as usual under the new normal!
WASHINGTON, D.C, (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – The White House has announced that Air Force One, the plane used by the president of the United States, will be renamed Pegasus, after the mythical winged divine horse which is one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology.
Why the change of heart?
Well, The Adobo Chronicles learned that Donald Trump was informed of a breaking news in the Philippines that Air Force One, Pegasus, and Heartbeat — three of the more popular nightclubs and karaoke lounges (KTV bars) in Metro Manila, have been closed for business, all victims of the continued lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump reportedly became suddenly attracted to the name Pegasus and so he directed his Armed Forces Chief of Staff to immediately implement the change.
Vice President Mike Spence, who is of course just a heartbeat away from the presidency, is now also considering changing the name of the vice presidential plane from Air Force Two to Heartbeat.