PAL flies to Osaka from Taipei starting June 25
Beginning June 25, Philippine Airlines (PAL) will operate daily flights from Taipei to Osaka (Kansai Airport), using the 199-seater Airbus 321 aircraft, according to a press release from the Philippine Airlines on Wednesday (April 27).
The daily service allows Taiwanese travellers greater convenience in traveling to Japan. Flight PR896 will leave Taipei every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:10am, arriving at Osaka at 1:55pm. On other days of the week it will depart at 10:20 a.m., arriving in Osaka at 2:05pm, the company stated.
The return flight, PR897 will depart from Osaka at 4:50pm, arriving in Taipei at 7:10pm.
The Philippines’ flag carrier flies to 43 international and 30 domestic destinations, and is currently engaged in the expansion of its network, while simultaneously working to improve its ground and cabin services. It aims to be a five-star airline by the year 2021, said the airline.
PAL celebrated its 75th anniversary on March 15, with Taiwan being one of the international destinations the company began operating out of after its first 10 years of business. Its first flight to Taipei was a DC3 that arrived on Nov 16, 1951. PAL will be celebrating its 65th year of presence in Taiwan at the end of this year and will introduce a new daily TPE-OSA flight and added frequencies to the Philippines, according to the company.
Passengers traveling between Taiwan and the Philippines showed very good growth last year and in the first quarter of this year. Numbers were even greater for those departing from Taiwan to Japan, which continues to be the number one destination from Taiwan, the company stated.
PAL is confident that with its additional services and extensive network expansion, it will see even greater growth in traffic, both leisure and business, from Taiwan to the Philippines and Japan, the company said.
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