Philippines Airlines to offer no-frills product

6 Nov 2008

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is to introduce a new low-cost product, called PAL EconoLight Class.

The class will be aimed at the budget-travel segment, on all its domestic jet routes as well as selected short-range Asian routes from November 10

EconoLight seats on these flights will be priced lower by up to 93 percent compared with regular Fiesta Class (economy) fares.

Unlike regular Fiesta Class seats, passengers will not have snacks although water will be available upon request on domestic flights.  On the international sectors, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, will be served with peanuts.

Baggage allowance will be 15 kilograms each.

PAL EconoLight Class will be offered on PAL flights between Manila and Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Laoag, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Tacloban, Tagbilaran and Zamboanga.

EconoLight Class is not available on routes served by PAL Express.

Asian routes cover flights between Manila and Bangkok, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Macau, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei.

One-way fares starting at P488 (S$10.15), inclusive of all fees and surcharges, are available on domestic flights.  International round-trip fares start at US$48, excluding surcharges.

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