Philippine Airlines is set to fly to Doha effective 26 March 2017. PAL will fly direct to Hamad International Airport four times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) from MNL’s NAIA Terminal II. PAL’s non-stop operation will be in addition to its current thrice-weekly Manila-Doha service via Abu Dhabi, scheduled every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The flight departs, ex-MNL, at 1.30pm (local time). From DOH, the flight departs at 1.30pm (local time). Philippine Airlines will use A330-300.
PAL’s new service to Doha is part of the flag carrier’s expansion plans to the Middle East, in addition to Abu Dhabi and Dubai (UAE), Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah (KSA) and Kuwait.
Air Juan announced direct daily seaplane service from MNL to Boracay, Coron, Puerto Galera and Subic. Taking off from its dock at Manila Harbor, the airline operates a fleet of new 9-seater Cessna Caravan Amphibian that can take off from the conventional airport or body of water.
Boracay and Palawan, voted as the world’s best island destinations by readers of international magazine Conde Nast and Leisure+Travel, can take the better part of a day to reach with traditional combination of commercial flights and boat-land transfers.
Air Juan’s seaplane service lands directly at most resorts in Coron with point to point service to popular destinations such as Two Seasons (Coron), Busuanga Bay Lodge, Huma Island and El Rio y Mar, Diniwid Beach Resort (Boracay). Air Juan passengers can skip long queues and waiting time at airports. Air Juan’s dockside check-in means passengers need only to arrive 30 minutes before departure time.
Puerto Galera is now a mere 30 minute flight while Subic is just 20 minutes. For reservation, please check http://www.airjuan.com
Air Juan also offers private charter flights on seaplanes, propeller planes and helicopters.
Philippines AirAsia filed an application with Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) last December 2016 for flights to New Delhi (India) via Bangkok (Thailand). AirAsia PH seeks an allocation of 7/weekly flights in accordance with the existing air services agreement between the Philippines and India. CAB set a hearing on 10 January 2017.
Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to fly non-stop from Manila to Brisbane by 2018 utilizing the A321neo long range.
Currently, PAL flies Manila-Darwin-Brisbane using the A320.