News and events

Travel advisories

20 January 2023

Alert: Website Upgrade on January 21 and 22, 2023 (Philippine Time)

The Philippine Airlines website will undergo a scheduled upgrade as part of our ongoing efforts to improve your online experience.

19 January 2023

CLOSURE OF NAGA CITY TICKET OFFICE

Our ticket office in Naga City will permanently close effective January 20, 2023.

17 January 2023

Options for Reaching Out to PAL

When flights are cancelled or delayed due to various reasons, such as operational causes, weather conditions, airport closures and others, you can avail of the following rebooking options:

13 January 2023

ALERT for CEBU: MOBILE NETWORK SERVICES TO BE HALTED DURING SINULOG

Mobile network services in the following areas will temporarily be unavailable during the Sinulog event in Cebu over the weekend, according to the National Telecommunications Commission:

13 January 2023

Manila-Guangzhou flights to operate starting January 14

As we start the new year, PAL continues to open more destinations for you to enjoy. We are happy to resume our Manila-Guangzhou (Canton) flights starting from January 14, 2023.

12 January 2023

PAL US FLIGHTS TO PROCEED

We are proceeding with all our flights to and from the United States.

06 January 2023

Alert: Website Routine Maintenance on January 6, 2023 (Philippine Time)

The Philippine Airlines website will undergo routine maintenance as part of our ongoing efforts to improve your online experience.

04 January 2023

PAL flights for January and beyond

We welcome 2023 by continuing to build up our global network to serve you better.

02 January 2023

Flights recovering as PH Airports resume operations

Flight operations are beginning to return to normal today, 02 January 2023, following the restoration of the Manila air traffic management system after aviation authorities successfully resolved the power outage problem that affected flights to, from and within the Philippines yesterday.

01 January 2023

Flights to US/Canada departing tonight as airspace partially reopens — January 1, 2023

We will operate several international flights to the U.S. and Canada tonight, 01 January 2023, in view of the partial reopening of Philippine airspace after the authorities resolved technical issues with the navigational air traffic management system.

01 January 2023

Flights On Hold or Cancelled — Today, January 1, 2023

We have had to cancel, put on hold or divert numerous flights to, from and within the Philippines today, 01 January 2023, as a result of technical issues with the navigational air traffic management system for the Philippine airspace which has affected departures and arrivals of scheduled flights.

29 December 2022

Change in Legazpi airport code to DRP (from the current LGP) effective December 15

From December 15, 2022, the Bicol International Airport in Legazpi, Albay will have a new three-letter designator code “DRP” that airlines will use for baggage tagging and incorporate into their automated systems.

23 December 2022

Manila-Xiamen flights start on January 13

Good news! We will bring back our Manila-Xiamen-Manila flights starting January 13, 2023, initially with one flight per week. We are glad to be back to serving mainland China.

12 December 2022

Alert: Website Routine Maintenance on December 13, 2022 (Philippine Time)

The Philippine Airlines website will undergo routine maintenance as part of our ongoing efforts to improve your online experience.

07 December 2022

New Manila-Perth-Manila nonstop flights starting March 2023

We are happy to announce new Manila-Perth and Perth-Manila PAL direct flights beginning March 27, 2023.

01 December 2022

e-Travel Registration to replace eARRIVAL CARD – Travelers may access new portal

Starting December 1, 2022, the Philippine Government will transition the old e-Arrival CARD Registration to a new e-Travel Registration, which travelers may access via a new portal (https://etravel.gov.ph) replacing the old www.onehealthpass.com.ph.

30 November 2022

Alert: Website Routine Maintenance on December 1, 2022 (Philippine Time)

The Philippine Airlines website will undergo routine maintenance as part of our ongoing efforts to improve your online experience.

21 November 2022

PAL flights for November and beyond

As we move on into the Northern Winter season for travel, we continue to build up our network. Here are the flights we are operating:

21 November 2022

CHANGES IN PAL’S MANILA (NAIA) TERMINALS

Starting December 01, 2022, Philippine Airlines flights to and from the United States, Guam and Doha (Qatar) will depart from and arrive at Terminal 1 of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

07 November 2022

New Cebu-Cotabato flight to start on December 1

More good news! We are pleased to offer new twice weekly flights between Cebu and Cotabato City starting December 1, 2022.

30 October 2022

MANILA AIRPORT REOPENS; OPERATIONS TO RESTART

The aviation authorities have reopened Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for airline operations from 10 PM today (local Philippine time).

30 October 2022

Manila flights recovering as Tropical Storm Paeng ("Nalgae") exits PH

We are mobilizing to resume full operations at Manila airport, our main hub, as Typhoon PAENG (international name “NALGAE”) exits the land area of the Philippines and weather conditions improve slowly.

29 October 2022

Most Manila flights operating, except for selected cancellations due to Tropical Storm Paeng (“Nalgae”)

For the safety of our passengers, PAL has cancelled the following flights on October 29 and 30, 2022, as Tropical Storm PAENG (international name “NALGAE”) is forecast to affect parts of Luzon and Visayas in the Philippines in the coming hours:

29 October 2022

Manila Airport closed temporarily as Tropical Storm Paeng ("Nalgae") approaches

To protect the safety of the traveling public, the aviation authorities have temporarily closed down Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA – “MNL”) until 6 PM today, on account of weather conditions caused by the passage of Tropical Storm PAENG (international name “NALGAE”).

29 October 2022

Manila Airport closure extended to 10 PM due to Tropical Storm Paeng ("Nalgae")

To protect the safety of the traveling public, the aviation authorities have extended the temporary closure of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA – “MNL”) until 10 PM tonight, local Philippine time. This is precautionary, based on expected weather conditions caused by Tropical Storm PAENG (international name “NALGAE”).

28 October 2022

PAL Advisory on Typhoon ‘Paeng’ (Nalgae)

We are closely monitoring the track of Tropical Storm ‘Paeng’ (international codename: “Nalgae”), which is expected to cross through parts of central Luzon and affect other areas of the Philippines on October 29 (Saturday) and October 30 (Sunday).

28 October 2022

CEBU AIRPORT BACK TO 24/7 OPERATIONS

Domestic and international flights to and from Cebu will now be allowed on all hours of the day, but subject to certain operational restrictions on the use of the runway at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB).

26 October 2022

New Cebu-Baguio service to commence on December 16

Beginning December 16, 2022, PAL will offer direct flights between Cebu and Baguio City.

26 October 2022

PAL LAOAG OPERATIONS SUSPENDED

The Laoag International Airport has been declared temporarily closed from 7AM today October 26 to 10PM tomorrow October 27.

25 October 2022

CEBU AIRPORT RESUMES PARTIAL OPERATIONS FOR OCTOBER 25

Domestic flights to and from Cebu will be allowed to operate on a limited basis on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, as the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) resumes partial operations tomorrow.

24 October 2022

Cebu Runway Overshoot

The runway at Mactan Cebu airport (CEB) is closed due to a disabled aircraft of a foreign airline that is obstructing the runway after a landing incident which occurred late Sunday evening.

22 October 2022

Advisory on Dogs for Carriage

If you are flying to the Philippines with your pet on Philippine Airlines, it is important to note that the airline has an embargo on brachycephalic or snub-nosed breeds.

19 October 2022

eARRIVAL CARD to replace One Health Pass in PH

A new electronic ARRIVAL CARD (“eARRIVAL CARD”) has officially replaced the One Health Pass (OHP) as an entry requirement for arrival in the Philippines.

13 October 2022

PAL Cebu domestic departures and arrivals to transfer to Cebu Terminal 1 starting October 15

We will be relocating all PAL domestic departures to Terminal 1 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) effective October 15, 2022.

02 October 2022

Update on Canada travel requirements effective October 1

The Government of Canada has lifted all COVID-19 border requirements for all travelers, regardless of citizenship, whether entering by land, air, or sea.

30 September 2022

PAL flights for October and beyond

As countries reopen for travel, we continue to build up our network. Here are the flights we are operating

26 September 2022

Manila flights recovering as Typhoon Karding ("Noru") exits the Philippines

We are mobilizing to resume full operations at Manila airport, our main hub, as Typhoon KARDING (international name “NORU”) exits the land area of the Philippines and weather conditions improve slowly.

25 September 2022

PAL cancels selected flights due to Typhoon Karding ("Noru") 

For the safety of our passengers, PAL has cancelled the following flights on September 25 and 26, 2022, as Typhoon KARDING (international name “NORU”) is forecast to affect parts of the central and northern Philippines, including our main hub in Manila (MNL), over the next two days: 

25 September 2022

PAL Advisory on Typhoon ‘Karding’

We are closely monitoring the track of Super Typhoon ‘Karding’ (international codename: “Noru”), which is expected to cross through parts of central and northern Luzon and affect other areas of the Philippines tonight (September 25 – Sunday) and tomorrow (September 26 – Monday).

14 September 2022

Try our Domestic COMFORT CLASS

We have rebranded our domestic premium economy service to Comfort Class, effective September 15, 2022, on all domestic flights operated by our Airbus A321ceo, Airbus A320, Airbus A330 and De Havilland DHC-8-400 Next Generation aircraft.

09 September 2022

Reminder – Pork Ban on selected domestic flights

To comply with a Philippine government directive, we wish to remind that it is prohibited to carry any type of pork, including pork-related products and by-products, whether raw, processed or cooked, in hand-carry and/or checked in baggage when flying from Manila to the following domestic destinations:

03 September 2022

Use of Self-Service Check-In kiosks at Cebu Airport, starting September 5

Effective September 5, travelers departing from Cebu may now use the self-service check-in kiosks positioned at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport departure areas in Terminal 2 (the departure point for both PAL domestic and international flights).

30 August 2022

PAL and Mabuhay Miles now in one website

Starting today, you may access only one site for your booking and frequent flyer needs: the new Philippine Airlines website [www.philippineairlines.com], which now houses our Mabuhay Miles loyalty membership program in a single location.

23 August 2022

More domestic flights from Cebu Hub starting September 12

Good news: We’re happy to offer more flights from Cebu to key destinations in the Philippines for your travel convenience.

23 August 2022

PAL issues warning on fake FB page

We wish to alert the public on the existence of bogus facebook accounts bearing the PAL name with hoax messages soliciting applications for non-existent positions in our company.

22 August 2022

PAL partners with Genesis and Clark Airport for Easy Bus Trips to/from CLARK

Effective August 22, 2022, all PAL ticket holders are entitled to an exclusive 10% discount on selected point-to-point Genesis bus trips to and from Clark International Airport in Pampanga.

10 August 2022

Manila Airport traffic situation

Please anticipate heavy traffic on the way to the Manila airport, caused by higher travel volumes along with a stricter inspection by relevant authorities of all vehicles entering the arrival and departure areas of the Manila airport terminals.

12 July 2022

More flights to Basco by July 24; Daily flights by August

We are pleased to offer more flights between Manila and Basco (Batanes) beginning July 24, 2022.

15 June 2022

Higher Free Baggage Allowance (20kg) on domestic turboprop flights starting June 15

Effective from June 15, 2022, all PAL domestic flights utilizing the De Havilland Dash-8 turboprop aircraft (except flights to and from Basco, Batanes) will offer up to 20kg Free Baggage Allowance (FBA)

10 May 2022

Flights from Canada to arrive at NAIA Terminal 1 from May 13

Beginning May 13, 2022, all Philippine Airlines flights from Toronto (YYZ – PR 119) and Vancouver (YVR – PR 117) will arrive at NAIA Terminal 1.

05 May 2022

Hong Kong Ban on Alternative Smoking Products

The Hong Kong authorities are strictly prohibiting the importation, manufacturing, distribution, sale, and advertisement of Alternative Smoking Products (ASPs) -- including electronic cigarettes, heat-not-burn cigarettes, herbal cigarettes, and heated tobacco products.

31 March 2022

Update on Singapore entry requirements starting April 1

Effective April 1, 2022, foreign travelers, including children aged 12 and below, will be able to enter Singapore 'quarantine-free' with fewer requirements, provided that they are fully-vaccinated.

30 March 2022

PAL-PH gov repatriation missions continue

In partnership with the Philippine government, PAL performs another multi-leg repatriation flight to carry home 198 OFWs and stranded tourists.

21 March 2022

JFK-MNL and TORONTO-MNL flights to stop over in Vancouver

All PAL flights from New York JFK to Manila (PR 127) and from Toronto to Manila (PR 119) are temporarily being rerouted to avoid flying through Russian airspace for now.

11 March 2022

Arriving in PH: Passengers may opt to present antigen or RT-PCR

Travelers arriving in the Philippines now have the option to present upon arrival the negative result of either:

09 February 2022

PH government to allow foreign tourists/business travelers into the country

Starting February 10, the Philippines will reopen its borders to fully-vaccinated foreigners traveling to the country for leisure or business from visa-free countries.

09 February 2022

Surge in Incoming Calls: An Appeal

It is great news that travelers holding foreign passports are now allowed to visit the Philippines starting from February 10. Quarantine requirements have also been liberalized to make visits easier and more convenient.

29 January 2022

Reminder: Put your medication in your hand carry

Medicines must be placed in your carry-on baggage to have immediate access at all times. The amount of medicine should be enough for the duration of your trip.

14 January 2022

For domestic flights: No vaccination, no fly (new Department of Transportation, department order no. 2022-001)

Effective January 17, 2022, airlines are only allowed to accept fully vaccinated passengers for carriage on our domestic flights to and from Manila.

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Mabuhay Miles advisory

17 January 2023

Resumption of Standard Qualifying Criteria for 2023

Aren't we all excited to travel again? There are a lot of activities to experience and exciting places to go to. All those are now within our reach as more borders are opening and protocol practices are improving.

23 December 2022

Extended Membership until February 2024!

Elite and Premier Elite Members who have reached the 2022 lowered qualifying criteria will be renewed until February 2024.

18 January 2022

Mabuhay Miles Miles Expiry Extension

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce that Miles Expiry has been extended!

Press releases & statements

13 January 2023

PAL pursues continued expansion with new Manila-Guangzhou flights starting January 14

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will reopen direct flights between Manila and Guangzhou (Canton), the mega-port city and gateway to China’s Pearl River Delta Economic Zone in the industrial heartland of Guangdong province.

23 December 2022

PAL to reopen China with flights to Xiamen in January 2023

December 23, 2022 - Philippine Airlines (PAL) is resuming flights between Manila and Xiamen beginning on January 13, 2023, reopening scheduled service to mainland China almost three years after the service was paused due to COVID-related border restrictions.

21 December 2022

Recruitment for Japan Office (NRT and KIX)

Philippine Airlines, Japan is seeking new staff for following positions. Successful applicants must meet the following requirements.

19 December 2022

PAL Opens Cebu-Borongan route, boosting Eastern Samar as tourism gateway

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) today began serving Borongan City, the capital of Eastern Samar, with the launch of the first Cebu-Borongan flight.

16 December 2022

Tourism Boost seen, as new PAL Cebu-Baguio flights begin

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has commenced regular services linking Cebu with Baguio City, with the operation of the first flights today between the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and Baguio’s Loakan Airport.

07 December 2022

Philippine Airlines to fly nonstop to Perth from March 2023

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will launch regular Manila-Perth and Perth-Manila services starting from March 27, 2023, linking the Philippines and Western Australia with nonstop flights for the first time.

05 December 2022

PAL Honors Top Customers with first ‘Pasasalamat’ Gathering

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) hosted a special ‘Pasasalamat’ year-end celebration last November 29, 2022 to honor select Mabuhay Miles members for their contribution to PAL’s program to improve customer satisfaction.

01 December 2022

New PAL Cebu-Cotabato service launched

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has commenced services between Cebu and the Bangsamoro region, with nonstop Cebu- Cotabato flights and one-stop Cebu- Tawi-Tawi flights operating today from Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

29 November 2022

PAL, MASTERCARD TIE UP FOR YEAR-END PROMO OFFERING

PAL will donate $2 for every ticket purchased in this promotion to the Mastercard Priceless Planet Coalition (PPC), a platform that unites sustainability efforts through reforestation

26 November 2022

ALERT: BEWARE OF PHISHING E-MAILS

Beware of any e-mails or messages that pretend to be coming from Philippine Airlines or any of PAL’s officials or employees but are only “phishing” scams that may compromise your data.

17 November 2022

PAL's PRESIDENT WAS PILOT-IN-COMMAND OF PRESIDENTIAL FLIGHT

It was one of those special moments in history: A President-Pilot flying the President of the Republic on a mission for the nation.

11 November 2022

Philippine Airlines Continues to Log Profits for 3rd Quarter 2022

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) registered an operating income of US$ 86.8 Million (PHP 4.9 Billion) and comprehensive income of US$ 62.7 Million (PHP 4.2 Billion) for the third quarter of 2022.

07 November 2022

PAL to open Cebu-Cotabato service in December

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will introduce direct flights between Cebu and Cotabato City starting December 1, 2022.

28 October 2022

PAL set to attain Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is poised to attain net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in support of international agreements for climate action, including the Paris Agreement and the Glasgow Climate Pact.

26 October 2022

PAL WARNS PUBLIC ON BOGUS SITES

Philippine Airlines wishes to alert the public on the existence of bogus web and social media accounts bearing the PAL name and branding logo and offering cash or tickets as prizes.

26 October 2022

PAL to launch Cebu-Baguio flights in December

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines will open a new route between Cebu and Baguio City beginning December 16, 2022.

13 October 2022

PAL to relaunch Cebu-Bangkok route in December

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will reintroduce direct flights between Cebu City and Bangkok, starting December 9, 2022.

14 September 2022

PAL launches Singapore Boarding Pass privileges

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines has launched the Singapore Boarding Pass Privilege promotion providing 28 exclusive offers for PAL Singapore- bound passengers.

13 September 2022

PAL Unveils Domestic COMFORT CLASS

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines has rebranded its former domestic premium economy service to Comfort Class, effective September 15, 2022.

08 September 2022

Notice of Tokyo Office Relocation

We are pleased to inform you that our office will be moving to the following new address effective September 20th 2022. Our office Telephone and Fax numbers will be changed as follows.

02 September 2022

PAL brings island cooking to the skies with Chef JP Anglo

Business Class passengers on board Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights to North America can now taste the best of Filipino food, courtesy of Filipino Chef JP Anglo.

23 August 2022

PAL to expand Cebu hub in mid-September

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines will further boost its flights out of its Mactan Cebu hub next month, in response to the growing demand for travel.

05 August 2022

Team PH flies PAL to Indonesia

Philippine Airlines mounted a special flight to Surakarta, Indonesia, last July 26 to transport The Philippine team participating in the 11th ASEAN Para Games.

03 August 2022

PAL posts record profits for 1st half 2022 as recovery rolls on

Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) registered an operating income of US$ 125 Million (PHP 6.6 Billion) and net comprehensive income of US$ 71 Million (PHP 4.2 Billion) for the first half of 2022. The flag carrier confirmed that this was the first positive 1st and 2nd quarter financial results since 2016.

06 July 2022

Fly safe with Philippine Airlines and Green Cross alcohol

As travel borders reopen and as more flights resume with the easing of COVID alert levels, Philippine Airlines assures the flying public that safety remains its top priority.

01 July 2022

Philippine Airlines statement

The management of Philippine Airlines (PAL) congratulates President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong Marcos, Jr. and Vice President Sarah Duterte-Carpio on their formal assumption into office, signaling the start of a new and promising administration.

01 July 2022

PAL, FASAP sign collective bargaining agreement

Philippine Airlines Management and the Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) recently signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement at the PAL Head Office in Pasay City after successfully completing rounds of negotiations.

25 June 2022

Convert your Shell Go+ points to PAL Mabuhay Miles

Philippine Airlines and Pilipinas Shell launched a partnership that allows you to convert your Shell Go+ points to PAL Mabuhay Miles to get you closer to your next dream destination.

27 May 2022

PAL to pioneer Cotabato – Tawi-Tawi flights

First-ever BARMM route to start on June 9

22 February 2022

PAL warns public vs fake websites, socmed pages

We would like to caution the public on the proliferation of fake websites and social media pages offering promotional fares or announcing anniversary gifts.

18 February 2022

Philippine Airlines embarks on digital transformation by partnering with NTT DATA to implement SAP solutions

Philippine Airlines (PAL), Asia’s first commercial airline, is set to modernize the company’s key business processes – finance, procurement, supply chain, and human resources – by partnering with NTT DATA Philippines to fully implement SAP solutions.

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