PAL Expands Hub

6 March 2015

Re-opens Tablas, Grows route

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has reopened its domestic hub in Cebu for the upcoming summer schedule after more planes are made available to its subsidiary PAL Express which will service the route.

PAL Express will fly again beginning March 29 the inter island routes of Tacloban, Bacolod, Iloilo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Butuan routes as well as creating new hubs in Iloilo for General Santos route and another for Davao - Zamboanga route. All flight services will be flown by Airbus A320 aircraft. While Tablas will be flown by Q300 from Manila.

The flag carrier is also reopening Port Moresby for a twice a week schedule beginning April 10, and is slated to fly to Jinjiang, China four times a week.

Meanwhile, the airline is rationalizing flight services for its international operations by cutting frequencies to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Riyadh, London, Sydney, Guam, and Honolulu.


  1. Though I heard the LHR service reductions was more of because the new timeslot cannot accommodate 5 weekly flights.

  2. Philippine Airlines finally flies to Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, on October 25, 2015 after series of launch postponements.

    The service will operate twice a week, with flight PR215 departing Manila every Friday and Sunday at 2:10 a.m. Arrival at Port Moresby’s Jackson International Airport is at 9:20 a.m.

    The return flight, PR216, departs Port Moresby on the same days at 10:10a.m., arriving in Manila at 1:20p.m