PAL to fly from Cebu to Los Angeles

12 Aug 2015 by Clement Huang

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will launch a new direct service between Cebu and Los Angeles next year as part of an ongoing expansion of its US services.

The new route will commence on March 16, 2016, coinciding with the airline’s 75th Anniversary.

An Airbus A340 will operate the route three times a week, featuring a two-class configuration with 36 lie-flat seats in business and 218 standard seats in economy.

“Our customers in the Visayas and Mindanao have long clamoured for direct flights between Cebu and the US due to the travel convenience this will bring,” said PAL president and chief operating officer, Jaime Bautista. 

“One can simply take a short hop to Cebu from any point in the Visayas and Mindanao and connect to Los Angeles, instead of flying all the way to Manila."

PAL currently operates 35 weekly flights to the US and two US territories. These includes 11 flights to Los Angeles, 10 to San Francisco, four to New York, five to Guam and five to Honolulu – all of which originate from Manila. The thrice-weekly service from Cebu will boost the weekly flight frequency to 38. 

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Clement Huang

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