23 June 2023
Notice on frequent “red lightning alerts” affecting airport operations
For the safety of all airline passengers during this monsoon season, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) issues “red lightning alerts” when isolated thunderstorms occur in the vicinity of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
12 May 2023
PAL TO OPERATE FLIGHTS DURING RADAR SYSTEM UPGRADE ON MAY 17
On May 17, Philippine Airlines will strive to maintain normal flight schedules even as the government carries out corrective maintenance from 2AM to 4AM at the Philippine Air Traffic Management Center to replace the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and upgrade the air traffic management system (ATMS).
15 February 2023
PAL to reopen flights to Beijing & Shanghai; add flights to Xiamen & Guangzhou
We are happy to reintroduce flights to Shanghai and Beijing this February, with Quanzhou (Jinjiang) and Macau rejoining our network in March. We are also increasing flights to Xiamen and Guangzhou (Canton).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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:
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).
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.
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Press releases & statements
20 September 2023
Philippine Airlines Picks Salesforce to Revolutionize Customer Experience
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL), Asia’s first airline, and Salesforce, an AI customer relationship management (CRM) platform and global technology company, today announced a new partnership that will redefine customer service and engagement.
18 September 2023
Philippine Airlines (PAL) Partners with Expedia Group to Launch All-in-One Travel Website, PAL Holidays
Philippine Airlines (PAL), the national flag carrier of the Philippines, has launched PAL Holidays powered by Expedia Group, a one-stop travel website that offers travelers a seamless and comprehensive platform for all their travel needs. The new site is now live in the US, Canada, Australia and Philippines.
07 September 2023
PAL offers ‘Global Student Plus’ Fare Discounts to international students
Philippine Airlines (PAL) now offers a special discounted fares program, ‘Global Student Plus’, for international students aged 12 to 31. International students are students who undertake all or part of their education in a country other than their own, and move to that country for the purpose of studying.
17 August 2023
Philippine Airlines and Emirates enhance interline partnership
Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Emirates have expanded their interline agreement, enabling Emirates’ passengers to access domestic points in Philippine Airlines’ network via Cebu and Clark, adding to the previously announced interline connections via Manila.
16 August 2023
Philippine Airlines and ENGIE ink MoU to collaborate on sustainability in aviation
ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Philippine Airlines (PAL), the Philippines’ flag carrier and only full-service network airline.
01 August 2023
Brand New PAL Mabuhay Lounge Opens at Domestic Terminal - Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Domestic travelers of Philippine Airlines (PAL) are in for a new premium class treat when flying out of Cebu, as PAL opened a new 114-seater Mabuhay Lounge located at the ground level of Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
27 July 2023
PAL Makes Flights Fun for Kids with Mickey & Friends themed Junior Jetsetter Kit
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is delighted to introduce its latest limited-edition, Disney-themed Junior Jetsetter Kits (JJ Kits) starting July 24, 2023. This special amenity kit features designs inspired by beloved Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy, adding a touch of joy to every journey.
02 June 2023
PAL and Disney tie-up for seat sale timed with The Little Mermaid release
Last chance this weekend to avail of Philippine Airlines' (PAL) special treat for travelers! In celebration of the theatrical release of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, PAL is offering a “Fly out to Sea” seat promotion for domestic base fares as low as PHP 1,500.00 from May 26 until June 4, 2023.
25 May 2023
PAL HOLDINGS INC. APPOINTS LUCIO TAN III AS PRESIDENT, POSTS POSITIVE OPERATING INCOME IN 2022
PAL Holdings Inc. (PHI) today appointed Lucio Tan III as its President, taking over the post from his grandfather Dr. Lucio C. Tan, who retained his role as PHI Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
10 May 2023
Philippine Airlines selects A350-1000 for future long haul fleet
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase of nine A350-1000s. Under the Philippine flag carrier’s Ultra Long Haul Fleet project, the A350-1000 will be operated on non-stop services from Manila to North America, including to the East Coast of the US and Canada.
12 April 2023
05 March 2023
Orchard tops Founders; Alta Vista is double champ
CEBU CITY – The Orchard Golf and Country Club turned to its pair of junior golfers to take the fight out of its closest pursuers and capture the Founders division in the 74th Philippine Airlines Men’s Interclub golf team championships on Saturday.
04 March 2023
Philippine Airlines and Emirates announce interline partnership
Dubai, UAE, and Manila, Philippines: Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Emirates have signed an interline agreement to boost connectivity for passengers of both air carriers to new points on each other’s networks via Manila and Dubai, using a single ticket and a common baggage policy.
28 February 2023
Traveloka and Philippine Airlines Strengthening their Strategic Cooperation, Supporting Tourism Growth in the Philippines and Southeast Asia
Manila, 28 February 2023 – Traveloka, Southeast Asia's leading travel platform, is emphasizing its strategic collaboration with Philippine Airlines to provide services to meet travelers' needs.
27 February 2023
PHOTO RELEASE – 74th PAL MEN’S INTERCLUB CEREMONIAL TEE-OFF
Present during the ceremonial tee-offs ushering in the 74th Philippine Airlines Men’s Interclub golf team championships on Sunday (February 26) are (from left) Dina May Flores of the PAL Interclub executive committee, Cebu Country Club president Jose Soberano, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, CCC golf chairman Roberth Booth, Club Filipino de Cebu’s Ellie Espinosa, Club Filipino de Cebu team captain Calvin Gothong and Bong Velasquez, PAL assistant vice president for sales.
25 February 2023
Luisita rallies to reclaim Seniors title over Cangolf
CEBU—With a final day team that delivered as envisioned, Luisita on Saturday completed a come-from-behind victory in the Philippine Airlines Seniors Interclub after winning out in a tense battle in the closing holes at well-manicured Alta Vista to dethrone Canlubang.
24 February 2023
Cebu CC clings to two-point overall lead
CEBU—Carl Almario and Jufil Sato fired eight-over-par 80s worth 46 points each on Friday, enough for Cebu Country Club to stay atop the overall race in the Philippine Airlines Seniors Interclub championship with Luisita the new pursuer just two points behind.
23 February 2023
Cebu CC takes overall Seniors lead, Cangolf two behind
CEBU—Playing under the radar, so to speak, Cebu Country Club on Thursday pooled a second round 140 points built around the four-over-par 76 worth 50 points of Jufil Sato, to take the overall lead in the Philippine Airlines Interclub Seniors championship at the Club Filipino de Cebu layout in Danao.
22 February 2023
Sugar Barons zoom to nine-point lead over Luisitans
CEBU—Drawing a brilliant two-under-par 70 worth 56 points from Abe Rosal and 52 from Damasus Wong yesterday, defending champion Canlubang zoomed to a nine-point lead over Luisita after the first 18 holes of the Philippine Airlines Interclub Seniors championship at well-manicured Alta Vista here.
21 February 2023
Interclub gets going with favorites mum on starting crews
CEBU—The big guns are keeping their cards close to their chests with defending champion Canlubang shooting "just to keep it close" after the first day of skirmishes Wednesday in the 74th Philippine Airlines Interclub Seniors championship here.
17 February 2023
Club Filipino likely to decide Seniors champion
Manila Southwoods will play in the Championship division of the Philippine Airlines Interclub Senior tournament for the first time next week when the 74th edition gets going in Cebu, and despite winning a title from a similar team tournament last year, the Carmona-based squad is not looking at itself as a solid title contender.
16 February 2023
Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) Partners with Ramco Aviation
The Philippines’ national flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL), announced that it has signed an agreement with the global aviation software provider Ramco Systems, to deploy Ramco’s state-of-the-art Aviation Suite V5.9.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.