PAL will start flying to Sapporo Sept.6
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is further expanding its presence in Japan with the addition of Sapporo as its sixth Japanese destination.
PAL president and COO Jaime Bautista announced yesterday the airline’s plan to launch thrice weekly flights to and from Sappor beginning Sept.6.
Bautista said the addition of the new route was in response to the strong clamor for direct flights to Sapporo in the island of Hokkaido.
“We’ll start first with Manila to Sapporo. As we grow the market, we can consider flying from other major cities [like Cebu and Davao],” he said.
The fifth largest city of Japan, Sapporo is famous for its beer, skiing and tge annual Sapporo Snow Festival featuring enormous ice sculptures.
The six-hour non-stop PAL service will operate every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
PAL’s brand new Airbus A321 neo aircraft will pioneer the first Manila to Sapporo air route.
The Lucio Tan-led airline will hold a one day seat sale with roundtrip economy tickets priced at $399.
PAL currently flies to Fukuoka, Nagoya (Chubu), Osaka (Kansai), and Tokyo (both Narita and Haneda airports).