Turkey Secures Daily Flight To MNL

Turkish Airlines to fly Daily by October 15

11 June 2015

The Philippines signed an expanded Air Service Agreement (ASA) with Turkey, increasing the number of flights between the two countries capital to daily services, Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) said.

CAB Executive Director Carmelo Arcilla said the two countries signed the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on air services in Cebu Wednesday expanding the allowable number of flights per week between Manila and Istanbul to 7 a week from the current 3 flights a week.

Arcilla said the two parties agreed to allow 14 flights per week between Turkey and all other international airports in the Philippines such as Cebu and Clark, except NAIA in Manila. While cargo services remains at 3 times a week. At the same time, Philippine carriers would be granted seven fifth freedom rights to Frankfurt or Tel Aviv after being requested by Philippine Airlines.

Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines has announced that it will be boosting their Philippine operations to daily flights beginning October of 2015 after starting flights to Manila in March 30, 2015 using A340 aircraft.


  1. there's something going on in PAL right now, I wonder what it is??

  2. PAL's fifth freedom right to Frankfurt....or Tel Aviv! Hmmm! I like this development!

    1. So as from MCT to Europe ...

  3. What about Boeing 777 deployment?