Some Philippine Airlines Mideast Flights Transfer to Terminal 1


Effective July 1, 2017, Philippine Airlines flights to and from the Middle East (except Dubai flights) will depart from and arrive in NAIA Terminal 1, Pasay City.

PAL flights to the Middle East covered by this new terminal assignment (T1) are:
• PR 662 Manila – Jeddah (M-W-F)
• PR 668 Manila – Kuwait (T- TH-SAT-SUN)
• PR 656 Manila – Abu Dhabi (T- TH-SAT)
• PR 682 Manila – Dammam (M- T- TH-F-SAT)
• PR 684 Manila – Doha (M-W-F-SUN)
• PR 654 Manila – Riyadh (Daily)

PAL flights from the Middle East covered by this new terminal assignment (T1) are:
• PR 663 Jeddah – Manila ((M-W-F)
• PR 669 Kuwait – Manila (T- TH-SAT-SUN)
• PR 657 Abu Dhabi – Manila (T- TH-SAT)
• PR 683 Dammam – Manila (M- T- TH-F-SAT)
• PR 685 Doha – Manila (M-W-F-SUN)
• PR 655 Riyadh – Manila (Daily)

(Note: Arrival in Manila is the following day from date of departure from the Middle East)

Passengers taking PAL flights from the Middle East (except Dubai) are thus advised to take note of their arrival dates in Manila to know their terminal assignment. For flight info, log on to http://www.philippineairlines.com, call hotline (02)855 – 8888 or visit the nearest PAL ticketing office or partner travel agent.

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Philippine Airlines Flies to KUL


After a three year absence, Philippine Airlines (PAL) resumes daily service to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  last June 8, 2017. Close to 800,000 Overseas Filipino Workers are employed in Malaysia.

“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 clamor 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.

“As the airport operator, we are always committed towards building a strong relationship with our partner airlines to support its growth, not only in Malaysia but globally. Our mission here at Malaysia Airports is to create joyful experiences for all our stakeholders. Therefore, we will ensure that Philippines Airlines operations will receive Malaysia Airports’ fullest support for any airport facilities and services needed at the terminal,” shared Malaysia Airports Senior General Manager Zainol Mohd Isa.

The decision to return to Kuala Lumpur comes after PAL and Malaysia Airlines expanded their code-share arrangement. The enhancements include code-sharing on 12 domestic Malaysian destinations and nine domestic Philippine destinations.

The points are:

Malaysia – Alor Setar, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Labuan (Sabah), Langkawi, Miri (Sarawak), Penang, Sibu (Sarawak), Tawau (Sabah).

Philippines – Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Caticlan.

Passengers may book on Business Class or Economy Class to any of these destinations. Lounge access is also available to Business Class passengers.

Current frequent flyer baggage benefits of Mabuhay Miles and Enrich members are also extended.

Code-share passengers traveling between terminals in Manila can avail of PAL’s free transfer services.

Passengers can choose from any of the daily Manila-Kuala Lumpur flight timings.

  • PR 525 departs Manila every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7:25 AM and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 11:00 AM local time; the return flight – PR526 – leaves Kuala Lumpur on the same days at 12:10 PM local time, and touches down in Manila at 3:50 PM.
  • PR 527 leaves Manila on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11:30 AM and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 3:00 PM local time; the return service – PR528 – departs Kuala Lumpur on the same days at 4:00 PM local time and touches down in Manila at 7:30 PM.

PAL is deploying the Airbus A321 on the route. The 199-seater aircraft has 12 seats in business class, 18 in premium economy and 169 in regular economy.

Wireless inflight entertainment can be enjoyed while flying onboard the A321 by downloading the myPAL Player app for free. This will allow passengers to stream movies, TV shows and music from their personal electronic devices. Passengers also have meal options – Asian, Western or Halal meals. Generous free baggage allowance form part of the flight offerings.

The PAL service enables travelers from KL to enjoy Manila for several days and connect to any of PAL’s 28 domestic and 42 international destinations.

Philippine Airlines Acquires 2 Addt’l B777-300ER


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Philippine Airlines is set to accept the deliveries of two Boeing 777-300ER this December, 2017. The acquisition of the airlines’ two B777 is based on a long term agreement with Intrepid Aviation.

These planes are capable of flying longhaul and will have 370 seats in two classes, 42 BCL seats and 328 ECY.

“The Boeing aircraft will serve the Manila-London route, a move designed to primarily enhance the total passenger travel experience and inflight service delivery. While we already have eight B777 serving the West Coast, the incoming units will also augment other trans-Pacific flights,” according to PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista.

On top of the two B777-300ER, PAL is expected to receive Bombardier Q400 turboprops for domestic operations and  two Airbus 320NEO.

 

Philippine Airlines Resumes KUL Flight


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Beginning June 8, Philippine Airlines will resume its resume flights to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) from Manila (MNL).

PR 525 departs MNL every Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun at 0725H and arrives in KUL at 1100H. PR 526 leaves KUL on the same day at 1210H and arrives in MNL at 1550H.

On Tues, Thur and Sat, PR 527 departs MNL at 1130H and arrives in KUL at 1500H. Return flight, PR 528, leaves KUL at 1600H and lands in MNL at 1930H.

PAL will be utilizing the the A321 with 199 seats (12 BCL seats,  18 in premium ECY and 169 regular ECY seats).

PAL’s new strategic investor to be known soon


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With the due diligence already completed, Philippine Airlines expects the entry of a strategic investor anytime within the first half of this year. PAL president Jaime Bautista declined to identify the investor stating that it is also an airline company. He did not comment on the country of origin of the strategic investor.
The Philippines allows foreign investor to own up to (maximum) 40% stake of a local company. PAL’s investor is interested in less than 40% although they are willing to give up the maximum allowed if the investor is willing to make that investment.

 

This new investor is can help contribute equity, management, route, codeshare and possible membership in an alliance. Despite being in “advanced talks,” the PAL executive said it is still open to other possible investors.

Philippine Airlines Flies to Doha


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.

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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.

Airline Snippets


Cebu Pacific: likely to hit 19 million passengers (18.4 million passengers in 2015) flown for 2016.

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Philippine Airlines: approximately 13.5 million passengers flown for 2016.

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Sangley Airport: All-Asia Resources and Reclamation Corporation proposed to develop Sangley Point into an integrated international airport and seaport economic-industrial zone called Philippine Global gateway. The consortium of (Henry) Sy and Tieng families allotted 1.3 trillion pesos for this project.

 

New Philippine Airlines Flights from Cebu


PAL Express, a subsidiary of Philippine Airlines, announces its daily flights to Caticlan (MPH) from Cebu (CEB). For more information, visit PAL’s website at https://www.philippineairlines.com

 

 

 

Philippine Airlines flies 4X/week from Cebu to Singapore. PAL departs Cebu at 2200H and arrives in Singapore at 0145H. Departure out of Singapore is at 0245H and arrives in Cebu at 0650H. 

Philippine Airlines Uses Sabre’s AirVision Commercial Analytics


Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, announced today that Philippine Airlines (PAL) will use AirVision Commercial Analytics in order to see daily revenue performance more consistently and accurately. This new solution simplifies and enables consistent decision making across several commercial planning divisions by bringing all the data to one place and in real-time.

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When airlines collect data, they are challenged with deriving meaningful insights from the data. Commercial Analytics delivers unique and actionable insights that create a competitive advantage and allow airlines to make more informed decisions. In today’s extremely competitive environment, it is critical that all commercial departments draw from the same information. This drives consistent actions across the sales, revenue management, pricing and partnership departments to maximize revenue opportunities.

“Sabre’s Commercial Analytics will allow Philippine Airlines to make more actionable decisions,” said Dasha Kuksenko, vice president and regional general manager – Airline Solutions, Asia Pacific. “This solution also enables the airline to maximize revenue, improve efficiency and productivity, while driving a competitive advantage. By using Commercial Analytics, the Philippines flag carrier will have the ability to look at customer segments instead of simply fare purchases. This gives the airline more insights into their customers’ purchase propensities and the ability to recommend actions to best suit the business needs of the airline.”

Commercial Analytics will help PAL optimize revenue per passenger instead of the historically used revenue per seat model – a key component of achieving total revenue optimization. This ground-breaking, real-time solution analyzes historical and future revenue trends through integrated air fare, ancillary product, and partner revenue metrics with predictive intelligence. This is the only solution in the market that can measure the impact of passenger behavior, helping PAL become more customer-centric.

“We are proud to partner with Sabre to help us identify new revenue streams and improve efficiencies,” said Dina May F. Flores, vice president – Revenue Management, Philippine Airlines. “This will provide us relevant insights to help us better understand our customers’ buying behavior. This will help us attain our goal of becoming a five-star airline and a source of pride for Filipinos everywhere.”

Commercial Analytics solves business challenges through a combination of intuitive role based user experience, advanced analytics and integrated data through the rest of the Sabre portfolio. It can also integrate with multiple reservation systems making Commercial Analytics a key part of Sabre’s already industry-leading suite of data and analytic solutions – underscoring the company’s commitment to invest in solutions that address the real-time needs of the travel industry.

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