PAL Completes Project Winter

Only International Flights

5 August 2013
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is set to complete its fabled Project Winter beginning the next winter schedule when it removes all domestic flights to its network in the country and and start code-sharing flights with affiliate PAL Express, an official of Philippine Airlines disclosed Monday.

"It's a business strategy," PAL President Ramon S. Ang said.

PAL began its project winter in October 29, 2012 when the airline drop most domestic points except Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Kalibo, Laoag, and General Santos and flight transferred to its low-cost subsidiary PAL Express. 

The airline is expecting 16 aircraft this year consisting of eight A321 and eight A330 which would be delivered starting August and another B777 by November, and some of these narrow and wide-body aircraft deliveries are bound to PAL Express to service major domestic points such as Cebu, Davao, Puerto Princesa and General Santos and expand domestic networks, while the new A330-300s will service the Middle East market.

PAL is poised to become solely an international airline with services to Europe, United States, Canada, Korea, Japan, China and Australia. Domestic traffic will be fed by its subsidiary unit from Terminal 3 while all International flights from both airlines will use Terminal 2.


  1. As usual, employees affected by theses changes were kept in the dark. Domestic operations now serviced by AirPhil crew just relabelled as PAL Express.

  2. This is a good the present conditions like the airport facility, dapat yung terminal two is for international flights nlng..sana nga lahat na domestic flights sa PAL express nlng pra mas maka-concentrate yung PAL group on international expansion...wla nang sapawan dito..from routes, delagtion of spicifc jobs, crew, even sa income and expenditures..a better way to manage two good airline brands

  3. This would be a great idea.