Four new destinations – Bacolod City, Tagbilaran City, Cagayan de Oro City, and Virac, Catanduanes – have been added to the Philippine Airlines route network this mid-December out of the airline’s hub at Clark International Airport in Pampanga.
The inauguration of these new routes marks a significant investment by the flag carrier in the development of Clark International Airport as a major airline gateway.
PAL’s Clark hub now provides passengers from Central and Northern Luzon direct access to a total of 13 domestic points as well as Seoul, South Korea.
On Dec. 15, PAL opens a four times weekly service to Bacolod and daily flights to Tagbilaran.
PR859 (Clark-Bacolod) leaves Clark International Airport at 7 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. PR860 (Bacolod-Clark) departs Bacolod at 8:45 a.m.
PR2871 (Clark-Tagbilaran) leaves Clark at 3 p.m. every day. The Tagbilaran-Clark is operated in the morning, departing Bohol 6:40 a.m. and landing at Clark at 8 a.m.
On Dec. 16, a three times weekly service to Cagayan de Oro (PR833) begins, leaving Clark every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6 a.m. The return flight (PR834) departs 8:20 a.m. from Laguindingan International Airport.
PAL is using the 199-seat Airbus A321 in the flights to Bacolod and Cagayan de Oro and the 156-seat A320 to Tagbilaran.
On Dec. 18, PAL will mount three times weekly flights to Virac, leaving Clark Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6 a.m. The Bombardier Q400 will be used in the Clark-Virac-Clark route.
On top of the four new routes, PAL flies to nine domestic destinations out of Clark: Basco, Batanes; Busuanga, Palawan; Calbayog City, Catarman, Caticlan, Cebu City, Davao City, Masbate, and Puerto Princesa City.
Early next year, Naga City will be added to the list. The airline is evaluating the possibility of operating more new routes from Clark in due course.