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Local Airlines’ Open New Routes

New PAL Routes Opened

Travelers in the Visayas and Mindanao regions now have more options when they travel! Philippine Airlines opened new routes in the region in the past couple of months, which is expected to boost tourism.

PAL now flies from  Cebu to  GenSan at 8:30 a.m. on  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and  12:50 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.  From GenSan, it flies back to Cebu at 10:20 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and 2:40 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

PAL has also launched new routes aside from this Cebu-GenSan route. These new routes are Cebu-Puerto Princesa, Cebu-Coron, Cebu-Surigao, and Cebu-Clark.

Cebu Pacific Opens New Routes

Travelers who aren’t based in Manila can now enjoy more routes as the airline will be launching new routes.

Cebu Pacific has started daily flights from its Clark hub to and from Caticlan, Boracay.  Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Cebu Pacific flies to and from Busuanga, via Cebgo, its wholly-owned subsidiary.

Aside from these two routes, Cebgo will also offer direct flights between Cebu and Busuanga on Monday,Wednesday, and Friday. They will also offer flights to and from Cotabato City on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Starting May 15, Cebu Pacific’s routes will now include Cebu-Busuanga, Cebu-Cotabato, Clark-Caticlan (Boracay), and Clark-Busuanga. The airline will be introducing the new routes with an introduction sale of P599. On May 16, Cebu Pacific will also launch a Cebu-Cotabato route at the same P599 introductory price.

Last March, Cebu Pacific opened the Bacolod-Cagayan de Oro route with three weekly flights. They also opened a Cagayan de Oro-Tagbilaran route with four weekly flights.

Meanwhile, for everyone going to and from Palawan via Cebu Pacific. Starting May 4, Cebu Pacific flights will arrive and depart at the Puerto Princesa Airport New Terminal Building in Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City.

AirAsia Adds Manila-Guangzhou Route

AirAsia opened four weekly flights from Manila to Guangzhou last week. Since April 27, the flights have been flying out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

The new routes come after Beijing lifted a travel advisory on the Philippines after President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit last October. China was already a huge source of tourists for the Philippines even before the advisory. Last year, the Chinese were the third-largest visitors to the country, behind the South Koreans and Americans.

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