PAL launches promo fares for Manila-Bali flights

Rappler.com
The new Manila-Bali flights of PAL will start April 28

MANILA, Philippines – Local carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced Sunday, April 1, that it will start servicing Manila-Bali route starting April 28.

PAL will operate 2 weekly flights to Indonesia’s prime holiday destination utilizing the bi-class Airbus A320 aircraft, departing Manila every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:45 PM.

Arrival at Denpasar International Airport – Bali’s provincial capital – is at 1:25 a.m. the following day. The return flight, PR 538, departs Denpasar on Thursday and Sunday at 2:25 AM and will arrive in Manila at 6:10 AM.

Bali is the 26th  destination of PAL in its international route network and second in Indonesia (the other is Jakarta).
 
“With the new service, passengers can look forward to experiencing full-service, hassle-free trip to Bali for their vacation,” said PAL president Jaime J. Bautista.

To mark the launch of the Bali flights, PAL is offering a promo fare of only $188 for round-trip, economy tickets. Business class tickets have also been slashed to $988. The promo fares are exclusive of government taxes, fees and surcharges. The discounted tickets are on sale from April 1 to 30, 2012 and may be used from April 28 to September 30, 2012.

When asked earlier how big the Manila-Bali operation can contribute to the airline’s revenue, Bautista said, “It’s not considered yet a huge market but it is a developing market.”

Aside from Bali, PAL is looking at adding a new destination in China. Bautista said PAL may fly to Jinjiang this year.
 
Bautista had said the Chinese government is looking at converting a military airport in Jinjiang, China to a commercial airport. “Chinese airlines already signified that they want to fly there and we would want also to fly there. There is an ongoing technical review now.”

PAL also flies to 20 domestic stations using an all-jet fleet. It is also the only domestic airline offering business class service. – Rappler.com

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