The Philippines’ national airline, Philippine Airlines (PAL), has expanded its flights to China from Philippines by resuming flights to Beijing and Shanghai, a move that is expected to strengthen business relations and boost travel between the two countries.
Yesterday, PAL announced the resumption of its direct flights from Manila to Beijing and Shanghai, which had been suspended owing to the pandemic almost three years prior.
The flag carrier hopes to resume its regularly scheduled routes to Jinjiang and Macau in March after returning to Beijing and Shanghai.
Up until March 25th, PAL offers three weekly flights from Manila to Shanghai; following that, it will offer daily flights to China’s financial hub. In contrast, PAL will operate twice-weekly flights to Beijing through March 24 and then increase frequency to daily beginning March 26.
The airline will also provide service to Jinjiang on March 19, 22, and 24, and will start running that route every day on March 26. On March 26, PAL will also restart its twice-weekly flights between Manila and Macau.