PAL opens new domestic routes

Published October 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Emmie V. Abadilla

In response to the passenger demand surge in Visayas and Mindanao, Philippine Airlines (PAL) is opening new domestic routes between the two major islands by mid-December, 2019 and early January, 2020.

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Starting December 15, 2019, the flag carrier will launch two daily flights servicing Cebu and Dipolog four times a week. PR 2559 will depart Cebu at 7:00 a.m. and arrive at Dipolog 8:00 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Fridays and Sunday. PR 2560 will depart from Dipolog at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in Cebu 9:30 a.m. on the same days.

Also on December 15, PAL will launch four flights per day, fourteen times per week from Cebu-Zamboanga- Cebu. PR 2991 will fly from Cebu to Zambonga daily departing at 5:40 a.m. and arriving at 7:10 a.m. PR 2992 flies from Zamboanga to Cebu daily, departing at 4:00 p.m. and arriving at 5:30 p.m. PR 2995 flies Cebu to Zamboanga daily, departing at 2 p.m. and arriving 3:30 p.m. PR 2996 flies from Zamboanga to Cebu daily, departing at 4 p.m. and arriving at 5:30 p.m.

By mid-December the airline will also launch twice daily flights from Cebu-Dipolog-Cebu four times a week. PR 2559 will fly from Cebu to Dipolog every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing at 7 a.m. and arriving at 8 a.m. PR 2560 will fly from Dipolog to Cebu on the same days, departing at 8:30 a.m. and arriving at 9:30 a.m.

PAL will likewise mount Cebu-Zamboanga-Cebu daily flights fourteen times per week. PR 2991 will fly to Cebu to Zambonga daily, departing at 5:40 a.m. and arriving at 7:10 a.m. PR 2992 flies Zamboanga to Cebu daily, departing at 4 p.m. and arriving at 5:30 p.m. PR 2995 flies Cebu to Zamboanga daily, departing at 2 p.m. and arriving at 3:30 p.m. PR 2996 flies Zamboanga to Cebu daily, departing at 4 p.m. and arriving at 5:30 p.m.

By January 3, 2020, the flag carrier will mount a twice daily service Davao-Iloilo-Davao seven times per week. PR 2539 flies Davao to Iloilo daily, departing at 6:30 a.m. and arriving at 8:20 a.m. PR 2540 Iloilo to Davao flies daily, departing 8:40 a.m. and arriving at 10:30 a.m.

Furthermore, PAL will have brand new flights between Zamboanga and Tawi-Tawi twice daily by December 15, increasing connectivity within the Mindanao Region.
PR 2485 flies Zamboanga to Tawi – Tawi daily, departing 8 a.m. and arriving 9:30 a.m. PR 2486 Tawi – Tawi to Zamboanga daily, Dep: 10 a.m./Arr.:11:30 a.m.
To meet increased demand this holiday season and beyond, PAL is also increasing frequencies in six domestic routes.

It will increase its flights from Cebu-Legaspi-Cebu from 3 to 10 times per week. Effective PR 2925 Cebu to Legazpi (Tu/Th/Sa). PR 2926 Legazpi to Cebu (Tu/Th/Sa). Effective December 17, PR 2927 flies Cebu to Legazpi daily as well as PR 2928 Legazpi to Cebu.

Flights from Cebu – Busuanga – Cebu will also be increased from 14 to 21 times per week. These include daily flights of PR 2682 Cebu to Busuanga, PR 2683 Busuanga to Cebu, PR 2680 Cebu to Busuanga, PR 2681 Busuanga to Cebu. Effective December 15, PR2664 Cebu to Busuanga and PR2665 Busuanga to Cebu will also have daily flights.

Flights from Cebu – Butuan – Cebu will likewise be from 14 to 21 times per week. These covers daily flights of PR 2361 Cebu to Butuan, PR 2362 Butuan to Cebu, PR 2393 Cebu to Butuan, PR 2394 Butuan to Cebu. Effective December 15, PR2335 Cebu to Butuan and PR2336 Butuan to Cebu will have flights on M/W/F/Su.

PAL’s service from Cebu – Tacloban – Cebu will be 14 to 17 times per week as well. PR 2236 Cebu to Tacloban, PR 2237 Tacloban to Cebu, PR 2238 Cebu to Tacloban, PR 2239 Tacloban to Cebu will all have daily flights. Effective December 15, PR2234 Cebu to Tacloban and PR2235 Tacloban to Cebu will have T/Th/Sa flights.

The flag carrier’s Davao-Siargao-Davao flights also go up from 7 to 11 times per week. PR 2378 Davao to Siargao (M/W/F/Su).PR 2379 Siargao to Davao (M/W/F/Su). PR 2395 Davao to Siargao (T/Th/Sa). PR 2396 Siargao to Davao (T/Th/Sa). PR 2391 Davao to Siargao (M/W/F/Su). Effective January 1, 2020, PR 2392 Siargo to Davao flies M/W/F/Su.

Similarly, Davao-Tagbilaran-Davao flights go up from 7 to 11 times per week. PR 2372 Davao to Tagbilaran and PR 2373 Tagbilaran to Davao fly daily while effective January 1, 2020, PR 2370 Davao to Tagbilaran and PR 2371 Tagbilaran to Davao fly M/W/F/Sun.

 
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