Flag carrier Philippine Airlines will mark a new and exciting milestone in its Middle East operations by March 26 this year. On this date, PAL will begin operating an ‘ALL NON-STOP’ service between Manila and seven points in the Middle East.
Manila-Dubai flights will operate seven times weekly; Manila- Doha and Manila-Kuwait, four times weekly each; Manila-Jeddah and Manila-Abu Dhabi, thrice weekly each; Manila -Dammam, five-times-a-week; and Manila-Riyadh, seven-times-a-week.
“The non-stop service will give us a better product to offer our kababayans, our overseas Filipino workers. Aside from the convenience of such flights, passengers will get to experience in-flight service with the Heart of the Filipino, marked by warmth, care and hospitality,” said PAL President and COO Jaime J. Bautista.
The current operating aircraft for the Middle East is PAL’s all-economy 414-seater Airbus A330. The shift to the bi-class A330, with full-flat beds on business class, will take place on June 15 for Dubai; July 15 for Abu Dhabi and Doha; August 15 for Riyadh; and September 15 for Kuwait and Jeddah.
“The shift to bi-class service across all mid-east routes gives our passengers the flexibility to choose between regular economy, premium economy and business class service. Regardless of which class of service you choose, PAL will deliver its distinct brand of Filipino service. Buong Pusong Alaga (wholehearted care) is what makes Philippine Airlines a cut above the rest”, Bautista added.
Passengers will also have the option to enjoy wireless In-flight Entertainment (IFE) by simply downloading the myPAL Player app for free in order to stream a wide selection of movies, TV shows and music from their personal laptop, tablet or smartphone. The aircraft’s myPALWi-fi allows one to surf, browse and keep in touch with loved ones and friends while on board the flight. An added treat is 30minutes free Wi-fi. Ipads will also be offered. Full-service inflight offerings include a selection of Asian, Continental and Halal meals and a wide selection of beverages. Each passenger is entitled to free baggage allowance of two pieces, weighing not more than 23 kilos each.
With the non-stop operations to Manila, travelers from the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will now have direct and non-stop travel to the Philippines and connections to other international destinations PAL flies to.
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