PAL is ‘cautiously optimistic,’ with frequencies reaching 40% of pre-pandemic levels.
An executive with Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced on Tuesday that the airline’s flight operations have returned to 40 percent of its pre-pandemic levels.
“The current circumstance serves as a warm-up for vengeance travel, in our opinion. We are cautiously optimistic, though, and will continue to ensure that safety is at the forefront of our operations “Cielo Villaluna, a PAL spokesperson, told the Philippine News Agency.
Prior to the epidemic, PAL flew 300 flights each day on average. The airline now flies 120 local and international flights every day on average.
“We’re progressively reconstructing our network,” Villaluna added, “keeping in mind current limits and market-driven demand.”
PAL stated in a statement that it expects a boost in travel demand as the country’s health situation improves.
As a result, regular weekly flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Honolulu, Guam, Toronto, Vancouver, London, Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, and Phnom Penh have resumed, subject to certain travel conditions.
Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Seoul, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka, Nagoya, Hong Kong, Taipei, Dubai, Dammam, Riyadh, Doha are among the other foreign destinations.
PAL has frequent domestic flights from Manila to Laoag, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Busuanga, Bacolod, Cebu, Catarman, Calbayog, Dumaguete, Antique, Iloilo, Kalibo, Caticlan, Roxas, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Butuan, Cotabato, Cagayan de Oro, Dipolog, Davao, General Santos, Siarga
PAL services Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Caticlan, Clark, Davao, Siargao, Tacloban, and Zamboanga from Cebu. From Zamboanga, PAL also flies to Tawi-Tawi.