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PAL to expand Cebu hub in mid-September

August 23, 2022


More domestic flights from Mactan to cities in Luzon & Visayas


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.


Beginning September 12, PAL will add three weekly flights between Cebu and Puerto Princesa every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, upgrading the route to a daily service:

PR 2347 Cebu-Puerto Princesa – Daily departing at 11:00 AM

PR 2348 Puerto Princesa-Cebu – Daily departing at 01:00 PM


Also from September 12, flights between Cebu and Iloilo will increase from 11 to 14 times weekly (twice daily), with new flights every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:

PR 2380 Cebu-Iloilo – every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday departing at 07:30 AM

PR 2384 Cebu-Iloilo – every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday departing at 10:35 AM

PR 2388 Cebu-Iloilo – Daily departing at 05:15 PM


PR 2385 Iloilo-Cebu – every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday departing at 11:50 AM

PR 2381 Iloilo-Cebu – every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday departing at 12:50 PM

PR 2389 Iloilo-Cebu – Daily departing at 06:40 PM 


New daily morning departures between Cebu and Caticlan beginning on September 12 will result in two daily PAL flights linking Cebu with the gateway to Boracay:

PR 2359 Cebu-Caticlan – Daily departing at 07:35 AM effective September 12

PR 2360 Caticlan-Cebu – Daily departing at 09:10 AM effective September 12

PR 2368 Cebu-Caticlan – Daily departing at 03:30 PM

PR 2369 Caticlan-Cebu – Daily departing at 05:05 PM


From September 13, PAL will offer daily services between Cebu and Clark, with the addition of flights on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Full schedule below:

PR 2833 Cebu-Clark – Daily departing at 11:00 AM

PR 2834 Clark-Cebu – Daily departing at 01:15 PM


From September 15, a new Thursday flight between Cebu and Bacolod will bring PAL up to a full seven times weekly service, with convenient daily morning departures.  Full schedule below:

PR 2287 Cebu-Bacolod – Daily departing at 10:40 AM

PR 2288 Bacolod-Cebu – Daily departing at 11:50 AM


“The Philippine Airlines Cebu Hub is our investment in the revival of domestic tourism and our national economy. Our goal is to build up more flights out of our hub at Mactan Cebu International Airport, improving connectivity among points in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. With more flights to choose from, we are happy to welcome more travelers to enjoy our warm and caring Filipino service,” said PAL Vice President for Sales Bud Britanico.


For more information, passengers may visit the PAL website at, call the hotline at (02) 8855 8888, or may reach out to their travel agents.