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Sunday, May 5, 2013


Not one, not two, not three but 12.Yes, 12 new routes for Philippine Airlines!

Philippine aviation is in full swing and Philippine Airlines beefing up its fleet in response to the expected increase in tourist arrivals as well as the surge of Filipinos from abroad going back and forth to the country.

In a kick-off ceremony at Diamond Hotel last week, Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced launching of 12 new destinations in Australia, China, Malaysia and Middle East, including a new domestic service to Northern Luzon in the continuing expansion of PAL's route network.
Costumes of the different countries for the new destination routes
PAL announced 12 New Routes 

The 12 new destinations are:

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), May 2
Perth (Australia) June 1
Guangzhou (China), June 2
Abu Dhabi(United Arab Emirates), October 1
Doha (Qatar) November 1
Jeddah and
Dammam (Saudi Arabia), December 1
Dubai (United ArabEmirates), November 1
and Basco, Batanes on May 1

The last two routes will be operated by PAL Express.
PAL's President Ramon Ang said PAL’s route expansion, particularly in the Middle East, will open strategic gateways and allow greater connectivity to more destinations in the region through PAL’s interline partners. “From UAE, for example, overseas Filipino workers can easily connect to other key cities or countries through PAL’s airline partners in theGulf,” Ang stressed.
Raffle winner
Raffle winner (2)
free airfare raffled out during the kick-off party

With the opening of its Middle East gateways, PAL would become theonly Philippine carrier with the widest footprint in the region, hesaid.Ang added that the Philippines’ robust economy, recent credit rating upgrade, exciting tourist destinations and the country’s geographical advantage as a jump off point to many Asian cities are also behind PAL’s aggressive expansion.

With the wider route network, Ang said foreign tourists and business travelers can fly to Manila, enjoy the Philippines for a few days, or connect directly to PAL’s other Asian, Australian and North American destinations.

In November last year, PAL's new management began the network expansion with the launch of non-stop flights to Toronto, Canada.PAL's current network, operated with PAL Express, consists of 32 domestic and 28 international points.

CREDITS: to Benedict Bigalbal for covering the event for us. Thanks Benedict for the lovely photos as always.Benedict also blogs at http://benbigalbal.tumblr.com/.



  1. haha sana matr ko di yan hahahaa

  2. The golden years of PAL seems to return to this decade... Kudos for PAL's aggressive plans and expansions.


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