By Ariel Fernandez
Beginning May 2, 2020, Philippine Airlines (PAL) will revive the non-stop Cebu-Los Angeles service, using the Boeing 777-300 and providing the no-stop-over convenience to U.S.-bound passengers from the Visayas and Mindanao regions.
The thrice-weekly service will bring to 27 the total weekly non-stop flights of PAL to the U.S. west coast from Manila and Cebu. PAL used to operate the Cebu-Los Angeles service in 2016 to 2017.
The airline kicked off 2020 with a new Davao-Iloilo route last Jan. 3 and now passengers are anticipating the opening of more new routes and destinations.
Starting March 20, 2020, the first non-stop service to Perth, Australia shall start. The four-times-a-week flights will use the 168-seater Airbus A321neo aircraft.
PAL first flew to Perth – capital and largest city of Western Australia – via Darwin in 2013. The flag carrier currently operates 19 weekly flights to three Australian gateways: Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
Starting March 29, 2020, two new international routes shall begin: Davao-Manado and Zamboanga-Kota Kinabalu, both thrice weekly utilizing the Dash 8 aircraft.