Press releases & statements


Flag carrier Philippine Airlines marks Philippine Independence Day 2023 with a big Independence Day Seat Sale, offering domestic one-way base fares for as low as PHP 125, and international roundtrip base fares for as low as USD 79.

"Celebrate your freedom to fly! We are happy to invite you and travel aficionados all over the world to avail of our Independence Day Seat Sale," said Mr. Bud Britanico, PAL Vice President for Sales. "As we focus on our all-out efforts to boost the full recovery of the tourism industry, we hope you will make Philippine Airlines a part of your 2024 travel plans by checking out our affordable promotional fares.”

Booking period

Travelers may book until June 25, 2023 for flights within the Philippines, as well as flights to and from Australia, Hong Kong, Guam, Macau, Taipei, Japan, South Korea, Port Moresby, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

However, travelers have until July 4, 2023 to book flights to and from the US and Canada.

For flights to and from Mainland China, the booking period will start on June 19 and will last until July 2, 2023.

Travel period for passengers from the Philippines:

Travelers visiting South Korea and Guam may fly from July 1, 2023 onwards.

Travel period for travelers to Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Taipei and Southeast Asia is from September 1, 2023 onwards.

For flights to Japan, travel period will be from January 15, 2024.

Travel period to domestic destinations, North America, the Middle East, Port Moresby and Australia will begin on February 1, 2024.

Travel period for passengers from countries other than the Philippines:

Different travel periods apply for travelers originating in other countries. For more information, visit
The flag carrier has progressively restored routes and flights as international borders reopened around the world.

PAL mounted a brand-new service between Manila and Perth on March 27, along with pioneer flights linking Cebu with Baguio City and Borongan last December. In recent months, PAL has reopened services between the Philippines and several cities in mainland China as well as Macau.