1 July 2018
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has expanded its Clark hub further by adding turboprop routes to Mindanao, Mindoro, Palawan and Northern Luzon.
Four new destination points to Siargao, San Vicente (Palawan), Cauayan (Isabela) and San Jose (Mindoro) will be added to PAL’s hub at Clark International Airport starting July 1 as the airline inaugurate daily service to Siargao in Surigao del Norte using the new Bombardier Next-Generation Q400 turboprop aircraft.
PAL will open next regular flights from Clark to the newly opened airport at San Vicente in Northern Palawan, along with Cauayan in Isabela and San Jose in Mindoro on October 28, 2018.
The airline will fly twice a day to San Vicente, eight times a week to San Jose and six times weekly to Cauayan, all using the newly acquired Q400s.
PAL currently operates seven Q400NGs it received from Bombardier on Orders announced on December 8, 2016, two frames more than its older fleet of Q400 which has gone back to lessor. Five more Q400NGs will be delivered until next year enabling the airline to step up the pace of its inter-island route expansion out of hubs in Clark, Cebu, and Davao.
PAL operates free Manila shuttles to and from Clark International Airport hub to 19 destinations namely, Bacolod, Basco, Busuanga, Cagayan de Oro, Calbayog, Catarman, Caticlan, Cauayan, Cebu, Davao, Masbate, Naga, Puerto Princesa, San Jose, San Vicente, Siargao, Tagbilaran, Virac and Seoul (South Korea).