PAL gears up for October launch, increases flight frequencies
Lucio Tan-led Philippine Airlines is adding domestic and international flights to major routes to meet growing passenger demand.
Starting Oct. 28, PAL will deploy its full fleet of brand-new high-technology aircraft, including the long-range Airbus A350-900 and mid-range A321neo airliners.
To be launched is a regular service to Sapporo in Japan’s Hokkaido island, the first non-stop flight to New York City from Manila that sets a new long-haul record for Philippine aviation, a five times weekly route to Palawan’s new gateway at San Vicente airport and new routes from Clark to Cauayan (Isabela) and San Jose (Mindoro).
“Our goal is to address the travel needs of our various customers and extend PAL’s reach to the country’s global markets. PAL’s expanded network will encourage more business activity as flight frequencies meet business travelers’ requirements, while leisure travelers will enjoy more options to plan better vacations, whether it’s winter in Sapporo,” PAL said.
The expansion of flight frequencies is in line with the 4-star airline’s goal to strengthen its position as the country’s preferred premier carrier.