PAL to service more China routes



After resuming flights to Shanghai earlier this week, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) said that they are looking to have multiple operations between mainland China and the Philippines.

This is in preparation for their flights to Jinjiang and Beijing.

According to PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Capt. Stanley Ng, they will be pushing through with their Greater China flights, in order to stabilize the connections towards the economic hubs in mainland China.

“We hope that our relaunch of flights to Beijing and Shanghai will help fuel a rebound in tourist and business travel,” Capt. Ng said.

“Our goal is to once again operate the largest network of flights on multiple routes between mainland China and the Philippines,” he added.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the entire world, the flag carrier had flights to mainland Chinese cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Quanzhou (Jinjiang), and Xiamen.

It carried a total of 34 weekly flights.

But after they relaunched their Manila-Shanghai (Pudong)-Manila flights on Valentine’s Day, it started with a three-flights a week or every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

It is expected to increase in volume or towards daily flights by March 26, 2023.

“PAL is working closely with Chinese and Philippine health and aviation authorities to ensure the highest level of health safety protections for travelers,” PAL said.

CurrentPH News Service 

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