PAL seeks more flights to Korea
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is seeking more flights to South Korea after flying rights were expanded in talks between the Philippine and South Korean governments late last year.
PAL filed an application with the Civil Aeronautics Board for an additional 1,900 seats a week. The filing was made in line with the current confidential memorandum of understanding between both countries.
The CAB said a hearing on the application has been set on March 16 this year.
As noted, the move comes after the Philippines and South Korea held successful air talks in November 2015. Specifically, the Philippines and South Korea negotiated an increase in weekly seats to 31,500 from 28,500 previously.
In the CAB memo, PAL was required to inform other Philippine carriers with scheduled operations to Korea. It said parties opposing the flag carrier’s move must file their written opposition, supported by documentary evidence, on or before the date of the hearing.
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