2 December 2013
|Philippine Airlines (PAL) returns to Riyadh yesterday after suspending service two years ago on March 2011. This time, PAL uses the smaller variant of its fleet, a brand new Airbus 330-343X (RP-C8782) that replaces the bigger B747-400 aircraft it once used. It will also re-introduce regular services to Dammam on Dec. 3 and Jeddah early next year also with the same aircraft type.|
Flights to Riyadh (PR654) depart Manila every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:15 AM, arriving at King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, at 1:30 PM of the same day.
Flights to Dammam (PR682) leave Manila every Monday, Tuesday and Saturday at 1:35 PM, arriving at King Fahd International Airport, Dammam, at 6:00 PM of the same day.
PAL first flew to Riyadh on March 1st, 1987 while flights to Dammam started on July 3, 1982 landing at Dhahran International Airport. The service moved to King Fahd International Airport in November 1999 after the new airport was open. The service was suspended in August 2001 after the company went into receivership.