PAL keeps select, key international routes alive
MANILA, Philippines—Philippine Airlines (PAL) continues to fly the flag in international skies amid the imposition of strict quarantine measures in Metro Manila and nearby areas.
PAL, the region’s oldest airline, said in a statement it continues to operate 40 weekly flights out of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport to its nonstop routes to the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Vietnam.
PAL said this was to serve the “urgent travel needs of passengers who need to fly in and out of the country.”
For North America, PAL maintains flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Honolulu, Vancouver and Toronto. It also flies to the US territory of Guam.
PAL’s Japan network serves Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Tokyo via both Narita and Haneda airports, and includes a twice weekly services from Cebu to Tokyo Narita.
PAL offers regular flights to the Middle East (Dubai, Riyadh, Doha and Dammam) as well as to London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.
It added that Sydney and Bangkok are served “occasionally”. This was also limited under ongoing travel restrictions or quarantine facility limitations.
PAL said it remains the only airline that links the Philippines to four continents.
With the recent imposition of modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila until Aug. 18, PAL was forced to suspend domestic flights via Naia.
It said international flights are allowed on a limited basis, subject to strict government guidelines in line with the testing and quarantine capacity at the gateway airport.
Recently, PAL established a “One-Stop-Shop Center” at NAIA Terminal 2 that augments the national government’s existing facilities to conduct mandatory RT PCR swab tests, or tests that detect antigens instead of antibodies, for arriving passengers.
It also continues to mount all-cargo flights to transport essential goods to and from different parts of the globe during the pandemic.
The airline’s specially arranged repatriation flights continue to bring home stranded Filipinos and from all over the world.
Here’s the full list of PAL’s international flights for August 2020:
Manila- Los Angeles- Manila
Manila- San Francisco- Manila
Manila- New York- Manila
Manila- Honolulu- Manila
Manila- Toronto- Manila
Manila- Vancouver- Manila
Manila- Guam- Manila
Manila- London (Heathrow)- Manila
Manila- Singapore- Manila
Manila- Kuala Lumpur- Manila
Manila- Jakarta- Manila
Manila- Bangkok- Manila
Manila- Tokyo (Haneda)- Manila
Manila- Tokyo (Narita)- Manila
Cebu- Tokyo (Narita)- Cebu
Manila- Fukuoka- Manila
Manila- Osaka (Kansai)- Manila
Manila- Nagoya- Manila
Manila- Hong Kong- Manila
Manila- Taipei- Manila
Manila- Dubai- Manila
Manila- Dammam- Manila
Manila- Riyadh- Manila
Manila – Doha- Manila
Manila- Port Moresby- Manila
Manila- Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)- Manila
Manila- Seoul (Incheon)- Manila
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