PAL Brings Business Class To Dubai

16 June 2017

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has relaunched its business class service on flights to Dubai (RP-C8760) in a bid to improve product services  to the Gulf region Thursday.

PAL has started flying its 368-seater bi-class A330-300 plane to the gulf region after launching new tri-class product to Hawaii yesterday.

PAL senior assistant vice president and regional manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa Genaro Velasquez said they booked 50% of the 18 business class seats on average while the airline also registered 50 per cent jump in passenger traffic to the UAE in the three months to the end of June.

Velasquez said that Doha, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam will also have business-class services in the next five months as another A330 is rolled out in July, August, September, October and November.

The airline took over the Manila to Dubai route from its low-cost subsidiary, PAL Express, in 2014 using a monoclass 402 seater A330-300 aircraft.

PAL began its service to the Middle East since 1979 through hopping flights in Bahrain, followed by Dahran in Saudi Arabia. It first flew to Dubai in 1982.


  1. Sorry to say, the SMC-configured 368-seat A330 is "bare bones" compared to the luxury of Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad

    1. it will also be reconfigured to 309 tri class a330 after the 7 mono class a330. :)

    2. I don't think PAL will deployed their recently reconfigured Airbus A330s to the Middle East anytime soon. considering thier only refurbisheding only 8 of 15 A330 in their fleet and are being deployed in China, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Hawaii. So far PAL has yet to set a timeframe to when will they reconfigured thier remaining 7 A330 only thing that is confirm is next year !

    3. PAL's Business Class fare to Dubai can go as low $1050 on their website as opposed to Emirates $800 on economy and $2500 on Business. If all you care about is just a lie flat bed to stretch your feet, It's not bad at all.

    4. Don't forget the check-in baggage allowance, priority boarding and lounge access at both airports.