PAL to fly Bali!

Starts A320 flight by April

February 19, 2012

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will start offering direct flights to Bali, Indonesia in March, President Jaime Bautista said at the opening of the 19th Travel Tour Expo 2012 recently.

“We are looking at the possibility of flying to Bali...If we get all the permits within the month, we should be able to start flying end of March or early April. We will only fly three times a week because that is part of developing the market.”

An Airbus 320 aircraft will be used for the flights that will land directly at the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport from Manila. This will be the second airport in Indonesia where PAL is flying into whose flight is code-shared with Garuda Airlines. The airline currently offers daily flights to Jakarta.

Bautista said offering direct flights to Bali will enable the airline to maximize the use of its planes.

“There is clamor for it already. It will allow us to increase utilization of our planes because when we fly to Bali, we will fly at night because that is the time when our planes are parked in Manila. That will help us raise our revenues,” he said.

The airline is also on the final planning stage of connecting Davao to Singapore and Hong Kong on a midnight run also on the same A320 aircraft.

The Travel Tour Expo is an annual travel and tourism event organized by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) to showcase domestic and international products and services in the tourism sector. -  with reports from the Philippine Star.


  1. Midnight flights? Sounds budget-carrier-ish to me.

  2. it's a trial thing. rather than have the planes lay idle in MNL. we now have additional destinations to go to. let's be thankful rather than be crabs.

    1. Why planes lay Idle in Manila?

  3. PAL fighting Airphil Express.......

  4. Tss sino bang sasakay dyan? eh ngayon pa lang, struggling na sila sa profits dahil sa outsourcing nila.. sasakay na lang ako sa cebu pac nuh.

  5. Then try cebu pac and cebu pac only ha, let's see if u cud reach Bali...
    In everything give thanks.

    Having a direct flight to Bali is great! It will be a relief and convenience rather than having connecting flights everytime you go to Bali.
    Congratulations PAL for making this move! =)


  6. Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced Sunday, April 1, that it will start servicing Manila-Bali route starting April 28.

    PAL will operate 2 weekly flights to Indonesia’s prime holiday destination utilizing the bi-class Airbus A320 aircraft, departing Manila every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:45 PM.

    Arrival at Denpasar International Airport - Bali’s provincial capital - is at 1:25 a.m. the following day. The return flight, PR 538, departs Denpasar on Thursday and Sunday at 2:25 AM and will arrive in Manila at 6:10 AM.

    Bali is the 26th destination of PAL in its international route network and second in Indonesia (the other is Jakarta).