PHILIPPINE AIRLINES AND SINGAPORE AIRLINES TO EMBARK ON NEW CODESHARE PARTNERSHIP
Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Officer Goh Choon Phong (left) and Philippine Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer Captain Stanley K. Ng (right) at the signing of the new codeshare partnership agreement. Photo: Singapore Airlines
Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have signed a new codeshare partnership agreement, which will allow the airlines to enhance flight options for their customers travelling between the Philippines and Singapore, as well as to other domestic and international destinations via their respective hubs.
The codeshare agreement will start on SIA’s and PAL’s flights between Singapore and Manila, the Philippines, by the fourth quarter of 2023, subject to regulatory approvals. SIA will also codeshare on PAL’s flights from Manila to 27 destinations within the Philippines, while PAL will codeshare on SIA’s flights to six destinations in Europe – Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris, Rome, and Zurich.
These European codeshare sectors will be rolled out progressively across PAL and SIA sales channels, including philippineairlines.com and singaporeair.com, as well as travel agents over the coming weeks.
The codeshare services to Copenhagen and Milan will represent a historical milestone – the first-ever air links to the Danish capital and the Italian commercial hub by a Philippine carrier. PAL is making a comeback, albeit through codeshare services, to Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, and Zurich, which were previously served by the Philippine flag carrier in the 1980s and 1990s.
Both airlines will also explore an expansion of the codeshare agreement to include SIA’s flights to additional points in Europe, as well as destinations in Australia, India, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Captain Stanley K. Ng, President and Chief Operating Officer, Philippine Airlines, said: “We are happy to offer our Philippine Airlines passengers a wider range of flights between Manila and Singapore through this codeshare partnership, affirming our promise to keep building new connections and opportunities for our customers. The partnership is the product of a strengthened relationship with our fellow ASEAN mainline carrier, Singapore Airlines, and an enduring commitment to expanding our presence in Singapore, a top PAL destination that we have been serving for 58 years and counting. We also look forward to offering increased connectivity to several cities across Europe, home to many overseas Filipinos and to a growing number of tourist and business travellers whom we invite to discover the wonders of the Philippines.”
Mr Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines, said: “This agreement enables Philippine Airlines and Singapore Airlines to work more closely together, and find ways to offer our customers enhanced travel connections between Singapore and the Philippines. This will support the growing demand for both business and leisure travel between the Philippines and Singapore, and beyond that to our key markets around the world.”
 The 27 destinations are Bacolod, Basco, Busuanga, Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Calbayog, Catarman, Caticlan, Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Laoag, Legazpi, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, San Jose (Antique), Siargao, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, and Zamboanga.
About Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the Philippines’ flag carrier and only full-service network airline, as well as the first commercial airline in Asia. PAL's fleet of Boeing, Airbus, and De Havilland aircraft operate scheduled nonstop flights 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. PAL’s network includes island-hopping flights to fabulous beach resort destinations, high-tech hubs and eco-tourism havens among the 7,641 islands of the Philippine archipelago, as well as ultra-long-haul transpacific and transpolar flights linking Southeast Asia to the East Coasts of the United States and Canada.
Known for its hallmark heartwarming and gracious service anchored on “Buong Pusong Alaga” (wholehearted care) embodying Filipino hospitality at its best, PAL also supports the global economy through air cargo and charter services, while serving the travel needs of overseas Filipinos as well as businesspeople, tourists and families from all over the world. For more information, please visit www.philippineairlines.com.
About Singapore Airlines
The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group’s history dates to 1947 with the maiden flight of Malayan Airways. The airline was later renamed Malaysian Airways and then Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA). In 1972, MSA split into Singapore Airlines and Malaysian Airline System. Initially operating a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to 22 destinations in 18 countries, SIA has since grown to be a world-class international airline group that is committed to the constant enhancement of the three main pillars of its brand promise: Service Excellence, Product Leadership, and Network Connectivity.
SIA is the world’s most awarded airline. In 2023, SIA was again named in Fortune Magazine’s list of the 50 most admired companies in the world. SIA is the highest ranked Asian company and the only Singapore-based brand in the list. In February 2023, SIA was named Airline of the Year in the Air Transport World Airline Industry Awards. This accolade recognised SIA’s outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service within the airline industry. In June 2023, SIA was named World's Best Airline in the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards, the fifth time it has won this prestigious accolade. For more information, please visit www.singaporeair.com
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