PAL increases flights to Southeast Asia: New routes to Hanoi, Phnom Penh and New Delhi.

4Star carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) ramps up operations in the Asian region by opening new routes between Manila to Hanoi (Vietnam), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and New Delhi (India).

“Vietnam and Cambodia are emerging markets and economic centers in their own right. They need connections to the rest of the world. On top of that, they have good tourist attractions. On the other hand, the country has experienced a sharp increase in inbound traffic from India to the country. We are excited to meet the clamor for new flights,” Mr. Bautista added.

As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a fusion of East and West, combining Sino-Vietnamese and French cultures, and has now evolved into a fast developing city in Southeast Asia. Phnom Penh, together with Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, are global and domestic destinations in Cambodia noted for it is historical architecture and attractions.

Flights between Manila and Hanoi will operate four times weekly
(Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/ Sundays) starting March 31, 2019 with PR 595 departing at 10:25 and arriving in Vietnam at 12:45PM the following day. Return flights via PR 596 leave Hanoi four times weekly (Mondays/Tuesdays /Thursdays/Saturdays) beginning April 1 at 1:45AM and touch down in Manila at 5:30AM. Flights between Manila and Phnom Penh will operate five times weekly (Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays/ Saturdays) starting April 1, 2019 with PR 521 departing at 10:10 and arriving in Cambodia at 11:45PM on the same day. Return flights via
PR 522 leave Phnom Penh five times weekly (Tuesdays /Wednesdays /Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays) beginning April 2 at 12:45PM and touch down in Manila at 4:20AM on the same day.

PAL is targeting April 2019 as the start of operations to New Delhi, India.

“As we re-commence flights to New Delhi, we are pleased to inform the public that we are now offering a better product: a direct nonstop flight made possible by the long-range capability of PAL’s 168-seaterAirbus A321 NEO,” the PAL President said.

Its full-flat business class seats, generous legroom and modern amenities like the inflight entertainment suite provides passenger comfort and convenience. For Hanoi and Phnom Penh, PAL will utilize the 156-seater Airbus A320 and the 199-seater Airbus A321 Current Engine Option (CEO).

PAL is increasing the number of weekly flights to certain destinations by March 31, as follows:
 Manila to Bangkok: from 21 to 25 weekly flights
 Manila to Kuala Lumpur: from 7 to 11 weekly flights
 Manila to Jakarta: from 7 to 11 weekly flights
 Manila to Los Angeles: from 14 to 17 times weekly
 Manila to San Francisco: from 10 to 14 times weekly
 Manila to JFK New York: from 5 to 7 times weekly
 Manila to Toronto: from 5 to daily

The expanded flight frequencies provide passengers the increased flexibility to choose from a wider array of flight departure and arrival times for greater convenience. The expanded selection of flight timings starting from March 31, 2019 will enable travelers to connect more easily across the airline’s international and domestic route network.

PAL shall continue to deploy its full fleet of brand-new high-technology aircraft, including the long-range Airbus A350-900 and mid-range A321neo airliners so that more flyers can experience the 4-Star branded service that won accolades for the flag carrier in recent months.

-The Wonder Boy

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