PAL says operating 40 percent of pre-pandemic flight frequencies

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 16 2021 02:01 PM

Philippine Airlines planes are seen at the background as a man uses his phone at the arrival area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 in Pasay City on May 24, 2021. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/File
Philippine Airlines planes are seen at the background as a man uses his phone at the arrival area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 in Pasay City on May 24, 2021. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/File


MANILA - Philippine Airlines is now operating 40 percent of its pre-pandemic regular flight frequencies with an average of 120 flights per day, it said Tuesday.

"As we anticipate a surge in travel demand with the gradually improving health situation in the country, we continue to build up our flight route network and work closely with government to further ease travel restrictions without sarificing passenger safety," the flag carrier said in a statement. 

For international flights, PAL said it has resumed weekly flights for the following destinations:

  •  Los Angeles
  •  San Francisco
  •  New York (JFK)
  •  Honolulu
  •  Guam
  •  Toronto
  •  Vancouver
  •  London (Heathrow)
  •  Singapore
  •  Bangkok
  •  Jakarta
  •  Pnom Penh

PAL also has flights to the following:

  •  Auckland
  •  Brisbane
  •  Melbourne
  •  Sydney
  •  Kuala Lumpur
  •  Hanoi
  •  Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  •  Seoul (Incheon)
  •  Tokyo
  •  Fukuoka
  •  Osaka
  •  Nagoya
  •  Hong Kong
  •  Taipei
  •  Dubai
  •  Dammam
  • . Riyadh
  •  Doha 

Passengers are advised to check with the country of destination for changing arrival requirements, PAL said. 

For its domestic operations, PAL has regular flights from Manila to the following:

  •  Laoag
  •  Legazpi
  •  Puerto Princesa
  •  Busuanga (Coron) 
  •  Bacolod
  •  Cebu
  •  Catarman
  •  Calbayog
  •  Dumaguete
  •  Antique (San Jose)
  •  Iloilo
  •  Kalibo
  •  Caticlan (Boracay)
  •  Roxas
  •  Tacloban
  •  Tagbilaran (Panglao)
  •  Butuan
  •  Cotabato
  •  Cagayan de Oro
  •  Dipolog
  •  Davao
  •  General Santos
  •  Siargao
  •  Ozamiz
  •  Pagadian
  •  Zamboanga

From Cebu, PAL flies to the following destinations:

  •  Bacolod
  •  Butuan
  •  Cagayan de Oro
  •  Caticlan (Boracay)
  •  Clark
  •  Davao
  •  SIargao
  •  Tacloban 
  •  Zamboanga

From Zamboanga, there are flights to Tawi-Tawi, it said.

The following local governments meanwhile, are accepting vaccinaton cards upon entry:

  •  Bacolod
  •  Butuan
  •  Cagayan de Oro
  •  Catarman
  •  Cebu City/Lapu Lapu City/Cebu Province
  •  Clark
  •  Iloilo 
  •  Negros Occidental
  •  Pagadian
  •  Roxas
  •  Tacloban
  •  Tagbilaran

The aviation sector is among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic due to mobility restrictions imposed globally to curb the virus' spread.

PAL earlier filed a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the US as the pandemic aggravated losses. 


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