MANILA, Philippines – National flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) continues its domestic expansion with the announcement of 8 new routes for the 1st quarter of the year.
The 8 new routes are:
- Clark-Puerto Princesa
- Clark-Coron (Busuanga)
- Cebu-Puerto Princesa
- Cebu-General Santos
- Cebu-Coron (Busuanga)
“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 Bautista in a statement on Monday, January 30.
The airline began using the Clark International Airport as a hub last December, with the inauguration of a new route from Clark to Caticlan as well as a new international route to Incheon, South Korea that started this month.
The new routes also bring the number of domestic destinations served by PAL directly from Cebu to 12.
The 4 times a week Clark to Cebu service started Monday, January 30, departing Clark at 7 am. Flights will increase to daily on March 26.
The 3 times weekly Clark to Davao flight begins Wednesday, February 1, leaving Clark 10:50 am. The service will increase to 4 times weekly on March 26.
The 3 times weekly Clark to Puerto Princesa service starts March 26, departing Clark also at 10:50 am.
The daily Clark to Coron flights, using the 56-seater Q300 airplane, will begin also on March 26.
The other new routes out of Clark will use the 199-seater Airbus A321 jet.
Meanwhile, PAL announced that the 4 new routes out of Cebu will begin on March 26.
Cebu-Puerto Princesa flights will be 4 times a week; Cebu-General Santos 3 times a week; Cebu-Surigao 3 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, and those to Coron will use the 56-seater Q300. – Rappler.com