5J to launch Dubai, PR to fly Moscow

January 17, 2013

PAL flies Moscow by September, CEB enroute to Dubai by October

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has filed with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) permit to start flight to Moscow's Domodedovo Airport in Russia Capital starting September 2013, using the high-gross variant A330-300 aircraft four times weekly, while Cebu Pacific announces commencement of its first long-haul destination to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates daily beginning October 7, 2013.

Moscow flight leaves Manila on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with Turkey flight leaving Monday,Wednesday, and Saturday. It is the second destination in Europe to be flown by PAL after announcing flights to Turkey beginning August 5. Both destinations are outside the European Union. PAL is also slated to fly daily services on the Manila-Kuwait route by April 2013 using A330-300, while four weekly services to Phnom Penh, Darwin and Brisbane are slated to be launch from 31 March 2013 using A320's.

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific is also adding Riyadh in December 2013. 


  1. 5J expects delivery of two (2) A330-300 aircraft this year with first delivery in June and is scheduled to be flown to Cebu, Davao, HongKong and Singapore, while the second A330-300 is expected for delivery by September and the pair is scheduled to be rotated to Dubai.

  2. You gotta love the newly found "aim higher" mentality of the Philippines' two major carriers.... Hope all their planned routes pan out well. :D

  3. I hope CAB approve PAL's application to start flights to Moscow, Istanbul and Kuwait City. Good thing PAL is now ahead beginning flight services to Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane, Darwin, and Perth.