Philippine Airlines is currently working on its partnership with the local and foreign government authorities for the approval of their future operations of adding more flights from China, Korea and Taiwan to Puerto Princesa and Cebu, in response and action to the number of suspended flights from these countries to Kalibo.
“After we launched, 15 months ago, our flights out of Clark, the Queen City of the South said, ‘why don’t you also develop out of Cebu?’, so we launched more flights out of Cebu” said Mr. Harry Inoferio, Sr. Asst. Vice President of Visayas and Mindanao Sales, during his product presentation at a press conference here Thursday.
These new flights are designed to requite the nearing closure of Boracay and to serve more alternative holiday destinations to tourists and vacation travelers.
The additional China-Cebu and Korea-Cebu flights are purposely launched to ramp up more tourism travel to Camiguin, Siargao, Coron, Bohol and likewise to Butuan, rather than exclusively to Cebu.
PAL said that this route buildup is a positive multiplier effect of a flourishing hub network centered on Mactan Cebu. The airline currently flies to 16 domestic and seven international points from Cebu, 14 domestic and one international point from Clark, six domestic points from Davao, and one international destination (Seoul, Korea) from Tagbilaran.
“Philippine Airlines has now grown not only in Manila, but out of Clark, out of Cebu, and lately out of Davao. We encourage everybody to please join us in our journey in our mission to become a 5-Star rated airline,” Mr. Inoferio also stated.
The airline was given a Skytrax 4-Star certification in February this year, as a third-party affirmation of the PAL’s victorious reassertion of its stature as a leading world-class airline.