Lucio Tan boosts PAL’s Cebu hub operations, adds flights to meet demand

Philippine Airlines is ramping up operations in its Cebu hub to improve domestic connection and boost tourism and commercial activity in various regions in Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon.

“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,” said Bud Britanico, PAL vice president for sales.

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

The airline owned by ultra bilyonaryo Lucio Tan also plans to increase flights between Cebu and Iloilo from 11 to 14 times weekly (twice daily), with new flights every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

PAL is also adding flights to Caticlan, Clark and Bacolod.

Starting September 15, a new Thursday flight between Cebu and Bacolod will result in seven times weekly service, with daily morning departures.

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