By Ariel Fernandez
Philippine Airlines now offers travelers a wide array of flights to get to Quanzhou (Jinjiang) located in the southeastern part of Fujian Province, China.
Starting January 16, 2020 – one can fly on PR350 on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday at 1:50 p.m. from Clark and touchdown in Quanzhou (Jinjiang) at 4:30 p.m. From Quanzhou (Jinjiang), one can leave on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and arrive in Manila at 7:55 p.m.
This new flight offering to and from Clark complements PAL’s existing service from Manila to the city in Fujian, China. From Manila, one can take PR 356 which departs daily at 11:00 a.m. and arrives in Quanzhou ( (Jinjiang) at 1:35 p.m.. PR 357 leaves daily at 2:25 p.m. and touches down in Manila at 5:05 p.m.
Jinjiang, a county-level city of Quanzhou City, is home to the Shrine of Jose Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero. The shrine, an exact replica of the Rizal Monument in Manila, was built in recognition of Jose Rizal’s ethnic Chinese descent. Rizal’s great, great grandfather Domingo Lamco was born in Chinchew district of the province of Fookien but migrated to the Philippines due to political unrest in China and settled in Calamba in 1697. Lam’s acknowledged descendant was Juan Mercado, father of Francisco, whose son is Rizal.
Tourists who arrive in Clark can conveniently travel by land and enjoy the top spots of the Northern Philippines.
They may also connect to other PAL flights out of Clark that will take them to parts of the country for some sun and sea and other forms of nature adventure.
At present, PAL operates from Clark 122 weekly flights to various domestic destinations, namely: Antique (2x/week), Bacolod (daily), Basco (18x/week), Busuanga (35x/week), Calbayog (3x/week) Catarman (daily) , Catliclan (daily), Cebu (daily), Davao (11x/week), Puerto Princesa (daily), San Vicente (4x/week) and Siargao (14x/week). PAL operates 11 weekly flights to Seoul (lncheon).