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.
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 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).
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.
Mabuhay Miles advisory
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.
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.