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PAL Express’ 88 peso domestic flights (April 16 – May 18 2008)

by on April 23, 2008

Looks like PAL’s on the warpath and looking to get back some of that market share, and they’re now offering 88 peso flights from Manila to Busuanga and Cebu to Bacolod/Boracay/Butuan/General Santos/Tacloban. Here’s a recap on the creation of PAL Express:

The only local legacy carrier in the country Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced that it created a budget counterpart (sub-brand) to be called PAL Express to cater to the prolific demand for low-cost airfare in its intra-regional routes in Visayas and Mindanao. The sub-brand will also tap the growing demand in domestic destinations which cannot be served even by its smallest jet aircraft Airbus A319 so it will acquire turbo-propeller aircraft like the Bombardier Q300 and Q400.

One will notice that destinations like Caticlan (Boracay) and Busuanga in Palawan are now available for purchase on PAL’s website. These destinations can’t support Airbus planes due to the limitations of airport facilities and runway dimensions.

PAL Express will have its maiden flight on May 5 with eight flights between Manila and Caticlan (Boracay).

The airline noted that PAL Express will not compete with PAL’s existing budget carrier, Air Philippines, as the latter will service different set of destinations.

It seems to me that having two budget airlines under your wing (ha!) makes very little sense, and I expect that Air Philippines will slowly be absorbed by PAL Express in the process.

For more details on the 88 peso flights, call PAL at: Manila: (02) 855-8888, Cebu: (032) 340-0191, Davao: (082) 222-0366 or your travel agent. Sale is from April 16 – May 18 and is good for travel from May 19 – August 15 2008.

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2 Comments
  1. This is not in any way connected to PAL Express… Just an observation, I think Pinoy Blog Machine as a blog aggregator is unfair as it doesn’t display that I am the author of that particular post about PAL Express (http://kegler747.blogspot.com/2008/04/extra-extra-birth-of-pal-express.html) or any other authors contributing on its site. Thanks for this post I didn’t noticed that until now.

  2. That sucks, you should tell them about that.

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