March 18, 2014
Philippine Airlines Express flights to Dubai temporarily transfer to new airport
PAL Express flights to Dubai -- 2P 658/659 will temporarily land at Al Maktoum International Airport (airport code: DWC) starting May 1, 2014 to give way to the refurbishment of the runway of Dubai International Airport (airport code: DXB).
Al Maktoum International Airport is a short distance from the Marina residential complex and less than 45 minutes away from the Dubai International Airport and the emirate's tourist and commercial districts (Bur Dubai and Deira). Arriving passengers at DWC can take the RTA bus to IBN Battuta Metro Station which easily connects to Dubai's Metro Rail System.
DWC is part of Dubai World Central, a multi-purpose complex located in Jebel Ali, south west of Dubai.
PAL Express' mono-class Airbus 330-300 aircraft flies to Dubai five times a week -- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday with an additional Saturday departure starting March 30.
The flight schedule will slightly be adjusted with the transfer and leave Manila 1:05 PM and arrive at Al Maktoum International Airport 6:05 PM. The return flight departs Dubai at 8:30PM and arrives Manila 9:40 AM the next day.
Flight 2P 658 from Manila will resume landing at Dubai International Airport on July 20, 2014.
Passengers affected by the change in airport are being notified by PAL Express Reservations. For inquiries, passengers may call 855-8888 (Manila) or 316-6631/32 (Dubai), check the website -- www.philippineairlines.com, or visit any PAL Express ticket office in the Philippines or Dnata Travel Center (on Sheikh Zayed Road) in Dubai.