Good news for travellers wanting to visit the Philippines as flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will resume flights between Kuala Lumpur and Manilla on June 8.
The re-opening of the route comes amid a period of ASEAN integration in which member-states are looking to increase trade, investments and employment opportunities.
With investment opportunities in Malaysia’s service and manufacturing sectors, the new PAL route will also provide direct access to new business opportunities.
“The resumption of PAL flights between Manila and Kuala Lumpur will help foster economic and cultural ties between the Philippines and Malaysia. Most importantly, it addresses the clamour for a direct service between the two capital cities”, said PAL President and COO Jaime J. Bautista.
“Through PAL flights and code-share partners, we can carry passenger traffic from Kuala Lumpur to China, Japan, South Pacific and North America and thus enhance our ASEAN network”, he added.
In line with the carrier’s route expansion and flight modernisation, passengers are given the flexibility to choose from daily frequencies of the route. After arriving in Manila, passengers from KL can enjoy the capital for a few days before travelling on to any of the Phillipines’ top tourist destinations, be it a nature adventure or for sun and sea.
Flight PR 525 departs Manila every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7:25am and arrives in KL at 11:00am local time. Its return flight – PR526 – leaves KL on the same days at 12:10pm local time and touches down in Manila at 3:50pm.
Flight PR 527 leaves Manila on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11:30am and arrives in KL at 3:00pm local time. Its return service – PR528 – departs KL on the same days at 4:00pm local time and touches down in Manila at 7:30pm.
Wireless inflight entertainment can be enjoyed by downloading the myPAL Player app for free. This will allow passengers to stream a variety of movies, TV shows and music from their personal laptop, tablet or smartphone. Staying online is possible inflight with myPALWi-fi enabling passengers to stay online. Passengers may also choose from a wide array of dishes, including Asian, Western as well as Halal meals. Free baggage also allowance form part of the flight offerings.
An all-in promotional price of RM398 is being offered between now and 19 March, with the first flight of the new route set to take off on 8 June.
PAL is Asia’s first airline with a flight route network covering 29 domestic and 44 international destinations. It recently opened new domestic and international connections from Cebu in the Visayas and Clark in Central Luzon. The carrier, which has the Heart of the Filipino brand philosophy, serves Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, the United States and Europe (London).