UAE Opens Clark, PAL Opens Abu Dhabi, CEB to Starts Dubai Next Week

2 October 2013

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomed yesterday evening the inaugural flight of Philippine Airlines (PAL), Asia’s first airline, arriving from Manila. The first flight marked the commencement ofa five-times weekly service between Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Manila.PAL will fly to Abu Dhabi five times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday), departing Manila at 4:25 PM and arriving at 9:45 PM.  The returning flight leaves Abu Dhabi at 11:15 PM and arrives in Manila at 12:25 PM the next day.
Dubai-based Emirates Airlines flew for the first time at 4:40 a.m. at DXB this morning as EK 338, bound for Manila-Clark in the Philippines with Boeing 777-200LR aircraft arriving at 4:40 p.m. The return flight EK 339 departs at 6:35 p.m. The airline which flies daily to Clark will be Emirates’ 135th destination worldwide and second gateway into the Philippines after Manila. The airport is located 80 kilometres north of the capital, in Angeles City. With a catchment area of 17 million people, the region is poised to become a new tourism and commercial hub. The flight will also help connect the sizeable Filipino communities around the world.
Cebu Pacific inaugural flight arriving Dubai on October 7. Dubai is the first long haul destination for the airline. (Updated)


  1. As much as it sounds like an improvement ...
    The facts are that EK does not fly to CRK "voluntarily" !
    It´s simply because there´s a restriction in effect at MNL that prevents carriers from adding additional flights if they are already serving MNL.
    This restriction is in place due to congestion.

    CRK will never become a real substitute vor NAIA let alone a replacement !
    It´s simply too far away from Manila.

    1. So tell the people traveling all the way from central and northern Luzon to use NAIA instead of Clark

    2. Those are not sufficient (in terms of total number and wealthyness) to fill these flights out of CRK.
      It´s not by accident that Air Asia has pulled out of CRK completely and Tiger (aka Seair) is also "trying" to move over to MNL !

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