Philippine Airlines rolls out refitted three-class A330

Philippine Airlines A330-300 Business Class

Philippine Airlines has begun rolling out its refitted three-class A330-300s, which now include a new premium economy as well as business class seating.

Previously configured as an all-economy offering of 414 seats, the new A330-300 layout offers 309 seats. The new layout is making its debut on the airline’s Manila-Honolulu route later this month, with Melbourne following in July, Sydney in August, Singapore in September, Tokyo Haneda in October, Tokyo Narita in November and Osaka in December.

The new layout features the Thompson Vantage XL business class seat, with a total of 18 offered with each having direct aisle access. These come with 44 inches of legroom and a width of 23-24 inches, and recline to a fully flat position. Seat firmness can also be adjusted using the Pneumatic Comfort System (PCS) – Philippine Airlines claims to be the first Asian carrier to offer the PCS – which also has a massage function.

The aircraft’s 24 new premium economy seats, meanwhile, will be the Zodiac 5810, which have a 38-inch pitch, 19 inches of width and an 8-inch recline. Economy class comprises 267 Economy Zodiac seats, meanwhile, with 32 inches of pitch, 17 inches in width and 6 inches of recline.

Both premium economy and business class seats have a leg rest, calf rest, footrest and coat hook, and all three classes have in-seat power supply and a USB port. Wifi is also available, and personal touch-screen monitors measure 18.5 inches, 13.3 inches and 10.1 inches in business, premium economy and economy class, respectively.

“In Philippine Airlines, we aim to please,” said the airline’s president and COO, Jaime J Bautista. “This inspired us to go through the process of providing our passengers a reconfigured aircraft with meticulous seat and IFE selection. As we journey on to becoming a five-star world-class, full-service carrier with a heart, we devote our efforts towards meeting customer needs.”

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Philippine Airlines: What you need to know

Philippine Airlines' A321

Founded Launched in 1941, Philippine Airlines is Southeast Asia’s first commercial airline.

Home base Key hubs include Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, along with Clark International Airport and Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

Fleet size As of April 2017, Philippine Airlines’ fleet comprised 81 aircraft with the B777-300ER being the only family of Boeing aircraft it flies. The airline’s ninth and tenth B777s are due to be received in December 2017, and have been confirmed to be making a return to its Manila-London service – the only non-US routes operated by Philippine Airlines that will feature the aircraft.

The rest of its fleet is made up of Airbus vessels, notably the A340-300, the A330 (which it configures in 414- and 369- seat variations), the A321-231 and A320-200. Back in February 2017, however, Philippine Airlines announced it would begin refitting its high-capacity 414-seat single-class A330s into a new 309-seat layout that will see the addition of 18 Thompson Vantage XL business and 24 premium economy seats.

Route network

As the Philippines’ national carrier, Philippine Airlines has a significantly larger share of the international and long-haul market than rival Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific, which focuses on domestic and regional flights across Asia-Pacific. Philippine Airlines flies to several destinations in Australasia, North America, and the Middle East, though its only European service is to London Heathrow.

The airline’s key international markets are Japan (it serves at least 17 destinations in the country), Malaysia, and to a lesser extent Australia, China and the US.

That said, Philippine Airlines looks set to cut a number of its routes over the coming months, notably ending its Cebu-Los Angeles flights at the end of May 2017 as it “rationalises capacity” on the route. Its Manila-Abu Dhabi route similarly looks to be getting the chop in due course, with its last flight scheduled for July 6, 2017 (though Etihad Airways’ 17-weekly flights between the two cities are still available to Philippine Airlines flyers via codeshare).

Alliance

While Philippine Airlines has expressed interest in joining an airline alliance for some years now, it is still yet to join one of the major alliances. In 2015, Star Alliance said it was looking to expand into the Philippines market but that it did not see the membership of the country’s flag carrier as the optimal way to do that. For a number of years, oneworld has also been seen as a viable candidate for the Philippine carrier, but membership has for now at least not come to pass.

Along with the aforementioned Etihad, Philippine Airlines also has a partnership with Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), which includes reciprocal frequent flyer programme benefits and codeshare routes.

Frequent flyer programme

Mabuhay Miles is free to join and is open to anyone over the age of two years old. The programme has four tiers – Classic, Elite, Premier Elite and Million Miler – with Flight Miles being the airline’s mileage currency. Flight Miles can be earned on Philippine Airlines flights, as well as codeshare flights (reflected by a “PR” code in the ticket carrier box) such as those operated by ANA and Etihad.

Future plans

Despite Malaysia being one of its major markets, Philippine Airlines has had an off-again on-again relationship when it comes to its direct services from Manila to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

The route was last cut back in February 2014, but is set to be resurrected once again starting June 8.

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Philippine Airlines to cease Abu Dhabi service in July

Abu Dhabi shutterstock_154292132A

It’s been a week of a few route cancellations for Philippine Airlines, with the carrier announcing on Monday that it would be cutting its Cebu-Los Angeles flights by the end of the month. Now, in an apparent recent schedule update according to industry website routesonline.com, the carrier is set to cease its direct operations between Manila and Abu Dhabi this July.

Flights PR656 and PR657 will operate until July 6, according to Philippine Airlines’ online timetable. The three-times-weekly service currently flies on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and is operated by an A330-300.

Philippine Airlines passengers travelling between Manila and Abu Dhabi can, however, make use of Etihad Airways’ 17-times-weekly flights between the two cities, on which Philippine Airlines codeshares.

The cut to Philippine Airlines’ Middle-East operations will come less than four months after the launch of its new four-times-weekly Manila-Doha service, which it launched in March 26 this year. The airline is deploying its 414-seater A330 with economy and premium economy class seats on the route until July 14, at which point it will switch to its newly refitted A330 with fully flat business class seats starting July 15.

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Philippine Airlines suspends Cebu-Los Angeles flights

Los Angeles birds eye view

Philippine Airlines will be cutting its service between Cebu and Los Angeles effective May 30 this year, as the carrier “rationalises capacity” on the three-times weekly route.

The suspension comes following the beginning of double daily flights between Manila and Los Angeles in December last year, operated by B777 aircraft. Philippine Airlines’ Cebu-Los Angeles route is currently served by its A340-300.

Passengers with tickets for flights PR152/PR153 between Cebu and Los Angeles dated May 30, 2017 and onwards can either re-route and rebook their flights to go through Manila, or receive a refund. Affected passengers will be contacted, though Philippine Airlines advises them to make use of these options within 30 days from the original flight dates at no additional rebooking or refunding cost.

Overall, Philippine Airlines currently operates 25 flights per week between Manila and the US mainland, including daily to San Francisco and four times weekly to New York, which it reintroduced in 2014.

The airline is the only Philippine carrier operating direct flights to the US.

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In-flight wifi on Asia-Pacific airlines: what you need to know

Cathay Pacific business class

Air New Zealand

Wifi?
Launching second half of 2017

Pricing
Expected to be announced in first half of 2017

In October last year, Air New Zealand announced it would begin introducing inflight wifi on board its flights starting from the second half of 2017. Flights between New Zealand and Australia are set to be the first to receive the service, with wifi progressively being made available aboard its Tasman, Pacific Island and long-haul jet fleets from the end of 2017. Domestic flights will the last to get the service, with introduction set for 2018.

Traditionally low satellite service quality across oceanic areas (over which many of Air New Zealand’s flights travel) has meant the airline has held back on introducing an inflight wifi offering until a service of suitably high quality became available. The airline’s wifi will be provided by Inmarsat’s global GX satellite constellation, and integrated with the Air New Zealand’s Panasonic Avionics system.

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ANA

Wifi?
Yes

Class
Available to all classes

Aircraft
B777-300ER, B767-300ER (only those configured with 202 seats), B787-9, B787-8 (only those configured with 240 seats), A320neo

Pricing
B777-300ER and B767-300ER:

US$4.95 – 30 minutes, 15MB limit
US$8.95 – one hour, 30MB limit
US$19.95 – full flight, 100MB limit

B787-9, B787-8 and A320neo:

US$6.95 – 30 minutes
US$16.95 – three hours
US$21.95 – full flight (max 24 hours)

All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) inflight wifi offering gives access to functions such as web browsing and email functions. Video streaming is not supported, and image loading is likely to burn through your data quite quickly.

For travellers flying on ANA’s B777-300ER and B767-300ER, the service is only available when flying over transoceanic airspace and countries that permit the use of satellite activity, while B787 and A320 inflight connectivity is available in all airspaces.

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Cathay Pacific

Wifi?
Yes

Aircraft
A350

Class
Available to all classes

Pricing
US$9.95 – one hour continuous use on all flights
US$12.95 – flights of six hours or less
US$19.95 – flights of six hours or more

Cathay Pacific currently offers wifi only on its fleet of A350s, the first of which it deployed to Auckland in October 2016. A few services are available complimentary – including the airline’s own website, its duty free catalogue, and destination information – though for functions such as general web browsing and email, a fee is required.

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China Airlines

Wifi?
Yes

Classes
Available to all classes

Aircraft
B777-300ER, A350

Pricing
TW$350 (US$11.6) – one hour
TW$500 (US$16.5) – three hours
TW$650 (US$21.5) – 24 hours

Inflight wifi on China Airlines has no data limit and while the overall speed may make certain functions difficult, this does provide reassurance for those that tend to quickly eat through data that they won’t be prematurely cut off from the service.

Purchasing wifi can be done on the flight or ahead of time via the airline’s website.

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Eva Air

Wifi?
Yes

Classes
Available to all classes

Aircraft
B777-300ER (select aircraft)

Pricing
US$11.95 – one hour
US$16.95 – three hours
US$21.95 – 24 hours

It is worth noting that Taiwan-based Eva Air’s service provider is currently applying for an operating permit with the Chinese Government, however until then internet connectivity gets temporarily disconnected when flying over mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau with the carrier.

On the plus side, however, for longer journeys across multiple segments, travellers can re-connect to Eva Air’s wifi network using the same account information, provided the ensuing leg is also operated by an Eva Wifi-enabled aircraft.

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Garuda Indonesia

Wifi?
Yes

Class
Available to all classes (complimentary for first class passengers)

Aircraft
B777-300ER, A330-300, A330-200

Pricing
US$11.95 – one hour, 30MB limit
US$16.95 – three hours, 50MB limit
US$21.95 – 24 hours (whole flight on A330-300 and A330-200), 100MB limit

Garuda Indonesia’s wifi offering is provided on a time-based system with varying caps depending on the duration. In addition to the service being complimentary to all first class passengers, those in other classes travelling on Garuda’s wifi-equipped Airbus aircraft are able to get 15 minutes’ free wifi connectivity.

While the service is suitable for social media as well as general web browsing, regular image loading will likely drain your data quite quickly.

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Japan Airlines

Wifi?
Yes

Aircraft
B777-300ER, B777-200ER, B767-300ER, B787

Class
Available to all classes (complimentary for first class passengers)

Pricing
US$10.15 – one hour
US$14.40 – three hours
US$18.80 – 24 hours

Japan Airlines offers inflight wifi based on overall duration used, with its 24-hour offering also including connecting flights for 24 hours from the initial log in. Data caps are also not present regardless of payment category.

A full list of the routes on which Japan Airlines offers wifi can be found here, with many only being available until and from certain dates. The airline’s fleet of B787s is also not fully equipped with wifi, so connectivity is not guaranteed, though travellers on these aircraft can check whether inflight wifi will be available on their flight the day before they travel.

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Korean Air

Wifi?
No

Korea’s national carrier currently doesn’t offer inflight wifi across any of its aircraft, and has not issued plans to do so in the forseeable future.

In an interview with the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), Korean Air’s senior innovation technology manager, Dante Dionne, shed some light on why this is the case: “In Korea, the wireless infrastructure is so advanced (significantly faster than the US average) that in-flight internet services based on existing commercial satellite technology would be disappointing to them. That is a primary reason why Korean Air has not implemented in-flight internet.”

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Malaysia Airlines

Wifi?
No

Malaysia Airlines also doesn’t offer inflight wifi on its flights at present. That said, the airline plans to introduce the service onboard its new A350s, the first of which it is expecting to take delivery of this year. Auckland is currently scheduled to be the first long-haul route served by its new A350. Details of the inflight wifi service have yet to be announced.

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Philippine Airlines

Wifi?
Yes

Class
Available to all classes

Aircraft
Select aircraft on international flights

Pricing
US$10 – 35MB/one hour
US$40 – 150MB/flight duration

Up until February 28, 2017, Philippine Airlines offered the first 30 minutes of inflight wifi (limited to 15MB) free of charge to all passengers. The hourly rate and data offered is also reasonably priced, compared to other airlines in Asia-Pacific.

The full-flight bracket, however, is particularly expensive. While it does offer 150MB of data (caps for full-flight/24-hour purchases typically stand at 100MB), the US$40 price is noticeably more expensive than most other carriers in the region.

Purchases can be made either by credit card or by purchasing a scratch card from cabin crew.

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Qantas

Wifi?
Domestic trials began April 7, 2017

Class
Available to all classes on domestic flights

Aircraft
One wifi-enabled B737-800 aircraft; to be rolled out to 80 aircraft by end of 2018

Pricing
Free

Qantas launched a beta mode of its new Viasat and Nbn’s Sky Muster-enabled inflight wifi service earlier this month. Outfitted on a single B737-800 aircraft that will be flying domestic routes during the trial phase, the high-speed wifi is being offered free of charge for travellers on board the aircraft (due to likely last-minute changes, the specific routes the aircraft will be flying are subject to change, and passengers won’t be able to select a flight on board the wifi-enabled aircraft at this time).

Perhaps the most notable two features of Qantas’ new wifi offering are its speed and its price. Qantas claims that the new offering will be ten times faster than conventional onboard wifi, enabling functions such as video and music streaming (services such as Netflix, Spotify, Stan and Foxtel will be available through partnerships). The other is that the airline aims to keep the service included as part of the ticket fare.

Qantas expects to roll out wifi across 80 of its aircraft, for completion by the end of 2018. The airline is also currently in discussions with suppliers to develop a product for its international fleet.

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Singapore Airlines

Wifi?
Yes

Aircraft
A380, A350, B777-300ER (progressively)

Class
Available to all classes

Pricing
Volume-based (all A380 and select B777-300ER)

US$6.99 – 15MB
US$12.99 – 30MB
US$19.99 – 50MB

Time-based (All A350 and select B777-300ER)

US$11.95 – one hour
US$16.95 – three hours
US$21.95 – 24 hours

Singapore Airlines has a somewhat confusing pricing structure regarding its inflight wifi, owing largely to its partnership with two different providers, Onair and Panasonic. As such, price plans come in two variations, depending on provider and the type of aircraft – volume based or time based.

Prices tend to be more expensive than the majority of other Asia-Pacific airlines – most notably its highest-volume 50MB bracket offering about half as much data as that offered by most other airlines’ top bracket (100MB), but still costing a similar price.

What’s also worth noting here is that volume-based plans are only valid for the leg on which they are purchased. An onward journey, even if it is on the next sector of the same flight, requires another purchase. Time-based purchases, however, can be transferred across multi-sector flights.

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Thai Airways

Wifi?
Yes

Class
Available to all classes

Aircraft
A350-900XWD, A380-800, A330-300

Pricing
US$4.99 – 10MB
US$8.99 – 20MB
US$12.99 – 30MB
US$34.99 – 100MB

Thai Airways offers inflight wifi on a number of its aircraft, with its A350s powered by Panasonic and its A380 and A330s provided by Sitaonair. The airline’s six wifi-enabled A380s currently operate flights to Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo Narita, London and Hong Kong.

Meanwhile its seven wifi-enabled A330s fly to Tokyo Narita, Taipei-Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Yangon, Beijing, Hanoi, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo Haneda, Kuala Lumpur and Fukuoka.

The airline’s data-based rather than duration-focused pricing structure may confuse some flyers less familiar with average data-consumption rates. As a rough guide, 10MB will likely get you through roughly 30 minutes of general web browsing and email. Similarly to Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways’ prices are also quite expensive compared to many other Asia-Pacific airlines, with its US$34.99 for 100MB top-tier price being noticeably pricier than most other carriers’ highest wifi brackets.

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Virgin Australia

Wifi?
Domestic trials began April 20, 2017

Class
Available to all classes

Aircraft
One wifi-enabled B737-800; to be rolled out across B737-800s, A330s and B777s

Pricing
To be confirmed after trial period completes

Less than two weeks after rival Australian carrier Qantas began trialling a new domestic inflight wifi offering, Virgin Australia launched its own domestic three-month testing period using the same aircraft, a B737-800. During the testing period, passengers will be able to use the wifi free of charge, though the final pricing of the service has yet to be announced and will be determined following customer feedback during the trial.

As with Qantas’ wifi offering, Virgin Australia’s will support video and music streaming, notably through Netflix, Pandora and Stan. Unlike Qantas’, however, Virgin Australia’s wifi is expected to be rolled out across its fleet of B737-800s, A330s and B777s for both domestic and international flights.

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Philippine Airlines to fly B777 to London

Phillipine Airlines 777-300ER

Philippine Airlines will upgauge to a Boeing 777-300ER on its Manila-London Heathrow route when it receives delivery of its ninth and tenth B777s in December this year.

The deployment on Philippine Airlines’ Manila-London service will mark the airline’s first route outside of the US to be operated by the wide-body aircraft. The carrier currently deploys the eight existing B777s in its fleet on routes to the US west coast.

“The Boeing aircraft will serve the Manila-London route, a move designed to primarily enhance the total passenger travel experience and inflight service delivery,” said Jaime J Bautista, Philippine Airlines’ president and COO. “While we already have eight 777s serving the west coast, the incoming units will augment other trans-pacific flights.”

Following the upgauge, the capacity on the carrier’s London route will increase to 370, up from the 254 seats offered by the Airbus A340-300 it will be replacing. Philippine Airlines configures its B777-300ER in a two-class set up with 42 business and 328 economy class seats.

The upgauge is part of the airline’s wider push to become “the country’s full-service five-star airline” within the next five years. Fleet mordernisation is key among this, with six A350s scheduled to be received starting mid-2018, along with the reconfiguration of its eight single-class A330s to a three-class layout, adding 24 premium economy and 18 Thompson Vantage XL business class seats.

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Philippine Airlines returns to Kuala Lumpur

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be once again reviving its flights to Kuala Lumpur, marking the latest return after a three-year absence of its on-again-off-again service between Manila and the Malaysian capital.

The airline cancelled the route in February 2014 after less than a year of service for commercial reasons – its May 2013 revival was similarly a re-launch of the service, which the airline had cut seven years prior.

Set to launch on June 8 this year, the resurrected flights come as the airline looks to modernise its fleet and expand its routes. Earlier this month, PAL announced it would be refitting eight of its one-class Airbus A330s with a three-class layout.

“The resumption of PAL flights between Manila and Kuala Lumpur will help foster economic and cultural ties between the Philippines and Malaysia,” said PAL president and COO, Jaime J. Bautista. “Most importantly, it addresses the clamour for a direct service between the two capital cities.”

The airline will offer two flights on alternate days with different departure times resulting in an overall daily offering – PR525/526 will fly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 0725 and 1210 respectively, while PR527/528 will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1130 and 1600 respectively.

PAL will be deploying its 199-seat A321 on the route, which provides 12 business and 169 economy class seats. The aircraft are also equipped with wifi and in-flight entertainment can be watched using the myPAL Player app.

Full details of the Manila (MNL)-Kuala Lumpur (KUL) service are as follows (all times local):

Flight No.FromToDepartsArrivesDays
PR525MNLKUL07251100Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
PR527MNLKUL11301500Tue, Thu, Sat
PR526KULMNL12101550Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
PR528KULMNL16001930Tue, Thu, Sat

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Philippine Airlines to refit A330s with three-class layout

Philippine Airlines A330-300 Business Class

Eight of Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) Airbus A330-300s are set to undergo a refit, which will see the single-class aircraft converted into three-class planes with premium economy and business class seating.

The new aircraft layouts will see a drop in seat numbers from 414 to 309, with PAL removing 105 economy seats and replacing them with 18 business and 24 premium economy seats. The Thompson Vantage XL business class seats will offer fully flat recline and a bed length of 78 inches and a width of 23-24 inches, while 44 inches of legroom space will be available when in a seating position.

The business class offering also includes a Pneumatic Comfort System, allowing passengers to adjust the firmness of the seat or select a massage setting. PAL claims to be the first Asian carrier to offer the PCS. Additional features include a headphone hook, regional capiz-style side décor and footwell with mood lighting.

Meanwhile the Zodiac 5810 premium economy seats will have 38 inches of legroom, a width of 19 inches and an eight-inch recline. Both premium economy and business class seats have a legrest, calfrest, footrest and coat hook. The Zodiac economy seating will have 17 inches of width, 32 inches of legroom and a six-inch recline.

USB ports and in-seat ports will be available across business and premium economy seats, while standard economy will have a USB port and facility seats an in-seat power supply. Touch screen monitors are also available in all classes and will measure 18.5 inches in business, 13.3 inches in premium economy and 10.1 inches in economy class. In-flight wifi can also be accessed using the myPAL Player app to stream entertainment.

The change is part of the carrier’s efforts to enhance its offerings as a top-tier carrier, according to president and COO, Jaime J. Bautista. “As we journey on to become a five-star, world-class, full-service carrier with a heart, we devote our efforts towards enhancing the total travel experience. Our cabin reconfiguration efforts combined with meticulous seat and IFE [in-flight entertainment] selection are in line with our goal to make each and every flight pleasant, comfortable and convenient.”

The new-layout A330s are set to begin rolling out in June, with all eight aircraft completing their conversions over the following seven months. Reconfigured aircraft will be deployed on flights to Honolulu in June, Melbourne in July, Sydney in August, Singapore in September, Tokyo Haneda in October, Tokyo Narita in November and Osaka in December.

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Philippine Airlines launches Cebu–Singapore flights

Celebrations ahead of the launch of PAL's new Cebu-Singapore direct service

Philippine Airlines has launched a new direct service from Cebu to Singapore today (December 16), providing customers an alternate route to the province that doesn’t require transiting in Manila.

The new flight operates four times weekly every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, while the return leg flies on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The route adds to Philippine Airlines’ existing four daily flights from Manila to Singapore.

“The Cebu hub allows passengers from other parts of the Visayas and Mindanao to hop to the Queen City of the South and fly direct to Singapore without having to fly to Manila,” said the airline’s president and COO, Jaime J. Bautista. “Passengers will also get to experience our trademark service with the Heart of the Filipino, on top of the modern amenities of our 199-seater A321s.”

Philippine Airlines’ new route also provides travellers from Singapore a route to international destinations including Los Angeles, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Incheon via Cebu.

Meanwhile, the carrier has also launched a daily service between Cebu and Caticlan today. Caticlan acts as the main airport for the country’s renowned resort destination, Boracay Island.

Details for the new Cebu-Manila service are as follows (all times local):

Flight No.FromToDepartsArrivesDays
PR517CebuSingapore22000145+1Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
PR518SingaporeCebu02450640Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat

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Philippine Airlines launches new direct services to Singapore and Incheon

Philippine Airlines' A321

Philippine Airlines will be expanding its services to Singapore and South Korea with the addition of new flights between Cebu (SEB) and Singapore (SIN), and Clark (CRK) and Seoul Incheon (ICN). Business Traveller Asia-Pacific was alerted to the news by industry website routesonline.com, and confirmed details on the carrier’s timetable.

The carrier will be introducing a four-times-weekly Cebu-Singapore service starting December 16, 2016. An Airbus A321 will be deployed on the route, which departs Cebu at 2200 and arrives in Singapore at 0145 the following morning. The return flight then departs at 0245 and arrives back in Cebu at 0640.

Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines’ Clark to Seoul service – the airline’s only route to service Clark airport – will commence from Jan 1, 2017 and will also reportedly be serviced by an A321 aircraft. The route will see the introduction of daily flights that depart Clark at 1645 and arrive in Incheon at 2140. The return leg will depart Incheon at 2250 and will arrive early the following morning at 0155.

Flight details are as follows (all times local):

Cebu-Singapore-Cebu

Flight No.FromToDepartsArrivesDays
PR517CEBSIN22000145+1Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
PR518SINCEB02450640

Clark-Incheon-Clark 

Flight No.FromToDepartsArrivesDays
PR492CRKICN16452140Daily
PR493ICNCRK22500155+1

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