PAL launches new route to Japan


Posted at Mar 30 2014 04:14 PM | Updated as of Mar 31 2014 12:14 AM

MANILA -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) continues to expand its services as it opened a new route to Japan on Sunday.

The new route, a twice-daily non-stop service between Manila and the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, makes PAL the biggest carrier servicing flights between the Philippines and Japan.

Haneda International Airport, which is just 30 minutes from Central Tokyo, is a popular hub for business travelers and passengers who wish to take the quickest route to the city.

PAL said its new route complements the carrier's thrice-a-day flights to and from Narita Airport, which is about 64 kilometers east of Tokyo, from Manila.

In a statement, PAL president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said the new route is another growth opportunity for tourism and business between Japan and the Philippines.

"As the operator of the Philippines' flag carrier, we are deeply honored to serve as a bridge by which tourism and business between our two countries can grow," said Ang.

On top of these flights, PAL also has two daily flights between Tokyo and Cebu City in the Visayas.