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PAL increasing flights to keep ‘market leadership’ amid restructur­ing

- — Arjay L. Balinbin

EMBATTLED flag carrier Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) announced on Monday that it is planning to start increasing its internatio­nal flights “by late October.”

The airline, which has filed for Chapter 11 creditor protection in the United States, anticipate­s an increase in leisure and business travel as vaccine coverage improves.

“By late October 2021, PAL plans to increase flights to San Francisco, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Guam, Singapore, Dubai, Doha, Nagoya and Fukuoka while continuing special flights to

Auckland, Vietnam and points in Australia,” PAL said in an emailed statement.

It plans to add more flights to Honolulu and Taipei by the end of November.

“On domestic routes, the flag carrier is set to add flight frequencie­s to Iloilo, Legazpi, Butuan, Puerto Princesa, Bacolod, Dumaguete and Roxas City,” it said.

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