PAL adds flights for Holy Week


Posted at Apr 01 2012 03:36 PM | Updated as of Apr 02 2012 03:22 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Airlines (PAL) will adjust operations for the coming Holy Week to accommodate the volume of air travelers.

The flag carrier said it will add six extra flights to three destinations. It will also use bigger aircrafts for 20 international and two domestic flights.

One additional flight will be mounted to and from each of the following destinations: Taipei and Puerto Princesa on April 8, and Hongkong on April 9.

Flights to be upgraded to bigger aircraft with more seats are those to and from Shanghai (Pudong airport) on April 4; Hongkong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Xiamen on April 5; Puerto Princesa on April 7; Hongkong, Beijing, Xiamen on April 8; and another Xiamen flight on April 9.

Domestic operations will be scaled down on Good Friday, Black Saturday and Easter Sunday, however, to allow PAL staff to observe the Holy Week rituals.

On Good Friday, selected flights to and from Cotabato, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Iloilo, Tacloban and Zamboanga will be cancelled. On Black Saturday, cancelled are some flights to and from Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao. On Easter Sunday, one flight each to Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga will also not operate.

A total of 38 flights to seven destinations will be cancelled.

For a complete list of cancelled, upgraded and extra flights, visit the PAL website at or call PAL Reservations at 855-8888.