Philippine Airlines Expands Network with New Asian Routes

Philippine Airlines expands network by ramping up operations in the Asian region by starting new paths to Hanoi, Phnom Penh, and New Delhi from its Manila heartbeat, beginning this summer season. This latest extension of the award-winning flag carrier generates the first direct air connection between the Philippines and the capital of Cambodia, expands the PAL Vietnam network, and reestablishes a historic connection to India with massive potential for tourism development. Photo from RoutesOnline.com

“Philippine Airlines’ vision is to make the Philippines a gateway to Asia. We’re the Southeast Asian Airlines with the largest and most extensive network of direct flights to the U.S. and Canada. Therefore we could be the leader in transporting North American travelers to India, Cambodia, and Vietnam through our Manila hub, emphasized PAL President and COO Jaime J. Bautista. We’ll leverage Manila’s superb location as the ideal stopping point for individuals flying to Southeast and South Asia from the East and west coast of North America.”

PAL operates 43 weekly flights nonstop by six North American destinations: N.Y., LA, Toronto, San Francisco, California, Honolulu, and Vancouver. This thorough network driven by PAL’s latest technology Boeing 777, Airbus A350 and Airbus A330 airplane, will generate passenger travel flows to Hanoi, Delhi, Phnom Penh along with other destinations at the ASEAN region and beyond. Weekly flights from the American Territory of Guam.

Philippine Airlines Expands Network with New Connections in Vietnam and Cambodia

Vietnam and Cambodia are fast-emerging markets and economic centers that require connections to the rest of the world. We’re excited to introduce their exceptional attractions for tourists to increasingly more Western travelers, including Filipino Americans, added Mr. Bautista. PAL also looks forward to serving the numerous Vietnamese and individuals who’re currently U.S. and Canadian citizens. As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi offers a harmonious fusion of East and West, combining Vietnamese and French cultures reflected in its legacy architecture and internationally renowned cuisine. Vietnam has posted among the highest economic development records in Southeast Asia, refueling a rise in overseas travel by its citizens.

Flights between Manila and Hanoi will run four times weekly starting March 31, 2019, with PR 595 departing at 10: 25 PM and coming At Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport at 12: 45AM the next day. Return flights through PR 596 leave Hanoi each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 1: 45 AM and touch down in Manila at 5:30 AM. Flights between Manila and Phnom Penh will run five times weekly beginning April 1, 2019, via PR 521 taking-off at 10:10 PM and coming at Phnom Penh International Airport at 11: 45PM. Return flights through PR 522 leave Phnom Penh every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12: 45AM and touch down in Manila. PAL will keep its current eight flights between Vietnam’s commercial hub, Ho Chi Minh City and Manila, a town served by the standard-bearer since the mid-1980s.

Increased Frequencies to Selected Destinations

To serve the strategic objective of strengthening the Philippines as a network hub, Philippine Airlines expands network by increasing the number of weekly flights to specific destinations during the Summer 2019 journey season, as follows:

Cebu to Nagoya – from 4 per week to daily flights
• Manila to Osaka (nonstop) – from 7 to 11 weekly flights
• Manila to Bangkok – from 21 to 25 weekly flights
• Manila to Kuala Lumpur – from 7 to 11 weekly flights
• Manila to Jakarta – from 7 to 10 weekly flights
• Manila to LA – from 14 to 17 times per week
• Manila to San Francisco, California – from 10 to 14 times per week
• Manila to NY JFK – from 5 per week to daily flights
• Manila to Toronto – from 5 per week to daily flights
• Manila to Sydney – from 7 to 9 weekly flights
• Manila to Brisbane – from 4 to 5 per week flights
• Manila to Taipei – from 10 to 14 weekly flights
• Manila to Doha – from 4 to 5 per week flights

The above expansion marks the very first time an airline will offer over four daily flights linking Manila with the West Coast of the United States (totaling 31 weekly flights to California alone) along
with regular services on ultra-long-range routes to both N.Y. and Toronto on the U.S./Canadian East Coast.

The expanded flight frequencies enable PAL passengers the increased flexibility to select from a broader array of flight departure and arrival times for convenience. Travelers will be able to connect more easily across the PAL’s domestic and international flight network, thus stengthening ting the Philippines’ position as an aviation hub.

PAL will continue to deploy its entire fleet of brand-new high-technology airplanes, including the long-range Airbus A350-900, the A321neo, and the tri-class A330 airliners. This move will enable in more flyers can experience the 4-Star branded support that won accolades for the flag carrier in the latest months, including the AirlineRatings.com World’s Most Improved Airline for 2019 award.

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