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

December 16, 2022


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.


The pioneer PAL service marks the first direct flight from the City of Pines to the Visayas, and also connects travelers from Baguio to cities all over the Philippines via PAL’s route network from its Cebu Hub gateway.


“Tourist travel is making a comeback, and Philippine Airlines supports the economic recovery through our brand-new Cebu-Baguio service.  We thank all our partners and the travel community for the support in making this momentous event possible,” said PAL Vice President for Sales Bud Britanico. “We are happy to be serving Baguio and building up our Cebu Network Hub, so we can fly more Cebuanos and Cordillera residents during the holiday season and beyond into 2023.”


Beginning today, December 16, PAL’s four times weekly Cebu-Baguio-Cebu flights have the following schedules:


• PR 2230 Cebu-Baguio - every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday departing Mactan Cebu at 08:50 AM, arriving at Baguio Loakan Airport at 10:50 AM


• PR 2231 Baguio-Cebu - every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday departing Baguio at 11:10 AM, arriving in Cebu at 01:00 PM


The Cebu-Baguio service is the latest addition to the flag carrier’s Cebu hub, a network of domestic flights connecting Cebu to various cities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. 


These flights are operated with De Havilland Dash 8 Series 400 Next Generation aircraft, a high-performance turboprop offering faster speed and jet-like comfort in a quieter cabin.


Travelers may book their PAL flights via, the PAL mobile app, the PAL hotline at (02) 8855 8888, or via accredited travel agents.