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PAL linking more domestic destinations

 

PAL announces Cebu-Coron flights

One great news. On March 26, PAL will fly from Cebu to Coron, one of the PH’s best destinations.

 

The flag carrier is feeding our wanderlust and giving us more reasons to pack our bags and hop on the next plane to our bucket listed destinations.

In 2016 Philippine Airlines launched four new international flights (Kuwait, Jeddah, Doha, Saipan), opened new routes (Cebu-Singapore, Cebu-Los Angeles, Manila-Taipei-Osaka, Cebu-Caticlan-Clark) and increased flight frequencies (Manila-Los Angeles—twice daily; Manila-Toronto—3x to 4x weekly; Manila-Beijing—4x to 6x weekly; and Manila-Vancouver—7x to 10x weekly).

 

Cebu airport receives more PAL flights

With PAL’s growing number of flights, Mactan Cebu Interantional Airport is getting busier

 

More good news was dished out early this year. In a press conference in Cebu’s Marco Polo Plaza, PAL executives announced that PAL is bringing us closer to our favorite Philippine destinations with new flights via the Queen City of the South.

 

Philippine Airlines Cebu press conference

At the PAL press conference in Cebu- Harry Inoferio, SAVP for Sales Philippines; Eric Tan, Special Asst to the SVP-Commercial Group; and Reyani Romano, Area Head-Visayas Sales

 

“We are introducing new domestic routes to allow travelers to reach their desired destinations without the need to transit in Manila. Passengers get to experience the unique PAL brand of service even on short flights,” said PAL President Jaime J. Bautista.

 

Philippine Airlines flights in Cebu hub

Cebu hub to have more PAL flights

 

The new domestic route expansion of PAL includes eight new routes—from Clark and Cebu— in the first quarter of the year.

On March 26, the four new flights out of Cebu will commence: Cebu-Puerto Princesa; Cebu General Santos; Cebu-Surigao; Cebu-Coron (Busuanga).

Cebu-Puerto Princesa flights will be four times a week; Cebu-General Santos three times a week; Cebu-Surigao three times a week; and Cebu-Coron daily.

Flights to Puerto Princesa and General Santos will use the 156-seater A320 aircraft. Flights to Surigao will use the 76-seater Q400 while those to Coron will use the Q300.

 

Press conference in Cebu with PAL executives

Sharing great news together in Cebu- Marijo Araneta, Cebu Sales & Services Manager; Reyani Romano; Eric Tan; Harry Inoferio; and Pinky Pineda, Davao Sales & Services Manager

 

“The new routes from Cebu bring to 12 the total number of domestic points, apart from Manila, linked to Cebu,” said Harry Inoferio, PAL SAVP for Sales-Philippines.

 

Press conference in Cebu with harry Inoferio

Harrry Inoferio showing PAL’s the growing number of domestic destinations from Cebu

 

The other four new domestic routes are off Clark: Clark to Cebu, Clark to Davao; Clark to Puerto Princesa; and Clark to Coron (Busuanga).

The four times a week Clark to Cebu service started on January 30 with flights departing Clark at 7:00AM, and flights will increase to daily on March 26.

New Davao-Clark route.

The Three times weekly Clark to Davao flight was recently inaugurated on February 1, 2017. Flights are scheduled to leave Clark at 10:50AM and service will increase to four times weekly on March 26.

 

PAL launches Davao-Clark flights

In Davao on February 1 at the sendoff of the inaugural flight to Clark-DOT Sec. Wanda Teo with the PAL executives Pinky Pineda, Atty. Sigfred Miso, Harry Inoferio & Vic Suarez (photo:Kenneth Ong)

 

On March 26, PAL’s will commence its three times weekly flights Clark to Puerto Princesa, departing Clark at 10:50AM; and its Clark to Coron daily flights using the 56-seater Q300 airplane.

 

Davao-Clark launch in Davao

DOT Sec. Wanda Teo at the Davao-Clark Inaugural flight (photo:Kenneth Ong)

 

This is jus the initial offering of Philippine Airlines on the first quarter of 2017. Expect more exciting news, upgrades and new destinations in the coming months.

 

Email me at jinggoysalvador@yahoo.com. For more lifestyle & travel stories, visit www.ofapplesandlemons.com & www.jeepneyjinggoy.com

Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper.

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