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Philippine Airlines and Emirates enhance interline partnership


Manila, 17 August 2023 – 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.


Passengers may also fly on Philippine Airlines flights via Dubai to connect seamlessly to Emirates’ network to cities in Europe, Africa, and other parts of the Middle East.


Covering all three gateways in the Philippines served by Emirates – Manila, Cebu and Clark – this partnership expansion will provide seamless connectivity for passengers to reach even more destinations in the Philippines using a single ticket and a convenient baggage policy. Emirates’ passengers can enjoy a convenient booking process to destinations in Philippine Airlines’ network including Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Davao, Iloilo, Caticlan and Puerto Princesa via Cebu; as well as Cebu, Caticlan and Busuanga via Clark.


Philippine Airlines’ passengers will benefit from the enhanced interline agreement and book Emirates-operated flights to Amman, Birmingham, Cape Town, Dammam, Dublin, Lisbon, Manchester, Muscat, and Riyadh via Dubai. The Philippine national carrier operates daily flights between Manila and Dubai, enabling convenient connections to European, African and Middle Eastern destinations. The arrangement allows for passengers to obtain their boarding passes and check through their baggage all the way to final destination.


Travel itineraries can be booked on,, the PAL and Emirates mobile apps, or via both online and offline travel agents.


The expansion comes months after Philippine Airlines and Emirates first announced their interline agreement, reaffirming the commitment of both airlines to serve growing demand by providing travelers with more choice and flexibility, as well as enhanced customer experiences.

Philippine Airlines first served the Middle East in 1947 and has been serving the United Arab Emirates since 1982. The Philippine flag carrier now operates 24 weekly flights to three countries in the Middle East, along with the nonstop services across the Pacific Ocean to gateways in the East and West Coasts of both Canada and the United States.


Emirates has been flying to the Philippines since 1990 and currently operates 25 weekly flights to Manila, Cebu and Clark. The airline is the only air carrier to offer a First-Class product on flights to Manila, serving premium travellers in the market. With 29 codeshare and 110 interline partners, Emirates’ global footprint encompasses destinations far beyond its own network, offering increased connectivity and convenient options for travelers.  


About Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the Philippines’ flag carrier and only full-service network airline. PAL was the first commercial airline in Asia and celebrated its 82nd anniversary in March 2023. PAL's fleet of Boeing 777, Airbus A350/A330/A320/A321, and De Havilland DHC-8-400 Next Generation aircraft operate out of hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark and Davao to 33 destinations in the Philippines and 39 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, and the Middle East. In addition to flying passengers on regular scheduled services, PAL also carries air cargo shipments and undertakes charter flights to boost Philippine tourism, support the economy and serve the travel needs of overseas Filipinos. 


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About Emirates

From its global hub in Dubai, Emirates serves customers on six continents, providing high quality air transport services that facilitate tourism and trade. The airline has earned customer recognition for its industry-leading services on the ground and in the sky, delivered by a passionate workforce representing over 160 nations. Emirates operates the world’s largest fleet of wide-body Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft, offering spacious cabins and iconic inflight features such as its A380 Shower Spa and Onboard Lounge, and its ice inflight entertainment system available in all seats across its fleet, offering up to 6,500 channels of on-demand, multi-language content.


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