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Travel Advisory

HELPING YOU FLY HOME VIA NEW GATEWAYS - BOHOL, SUBIC, CEBU, DAVAO ETC.

19 Nov 2021

Travel Advisory No. 224


HELPING YOU FLY HOME VIA NEW GATEWAYS - BOHOL, SUBIC, CEBU, DAVAO ETC.

PAL Flies More than 10K Pinoys via Rerouted Flights 


Dear PAL customers,



Our top priority is to help more of you fly home for the holidays.



Philippine Airlines welcomes the latest government decision to increase the strict limits on flying overseas passengers into Manila.  We continue to appeal for further increases that will help us add more flights on more routes from Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North America.



In the meantime, we are working with government authorities to open up alternative gateway airports in the Philippines.  We are doing our best to reroute more inbound flights to land in Cebu, Bohol, Subic and Davao to prevent the cancellation of previously scheduled flights due to the Manila arrival limits.



Recently, we were able to bring in more than 10,000 OFWs and Overseas Filipinos by using these alternate gateways, thus preventing the cancellation of their flights and greater inconvenience. These include our recent rerouting of flights from Bangkok to Panglao; Dubai to Subic, Davao or Cebu; Los Angeles and San Francisco to Cebu;  Kuala Lumpur to Laoag;  Doha to Subic; and other routes.


If your flight is re-routed to a new gateway:

  • You may complete your quarantine at your port of entry in any accredited hotel
  • You may fly onward to your final booked destination with PAL at no extra cost
  • For more information, please check www.philippineairlines.com  and click the Flight Status tab before you fly

 

We realize that any change of routing affects your travel plans and regret the inconvenience. However, we believe this is better than scaling back on flights that would make it harder for Filipinos to proceed with their homecoming plans.  



With December just around the corner, we recognize that more and more of you need to find a way to fly home and reunite with your families. With the help of enlightened government intervention to open up alternative airports and liberalize health and quarantine protocols, we will do our best to adjust our network so that we can fly more people home and support the revival of our local economy.  



"We thank the DOTr (Dept. of Transportation) under the decisive leadership of Secretary Art Tugade for the drive to open up more regional gateways in the country and accommodate more arriving international passengers," said PAL SVP and Chief Strategy and Planning Officer Dexter Lee.  "We will respond by adding more flights from the Middle East, the United States, Australia and various Asian countries so that we can serve the compelling needs of our overseas Filipinos around the world."


Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.


For more information on flights, passengers may visit www.philippineairlines.com  or the PAL Facebook page; or call PAL Reservations hotline at (+63 2) 8855 8888.

 

 

 

 

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