Philippine Airlines has launched flights to New
The four times per week service from
Manila to Auckland via Cairns (Australia) will be operated with
156-seat Airbus 320 aircraft, flying every Monday, Wednesday,
PAL President Jaime J. Bautista, said, ďThe
route will stimulate passenger traffic along three travel streams
- Manila- Cairns, Manila -Auckland as well as Cairns - Auckland.
The new service allows Philippine Airlines to cater to the travel
needs of business and leisure travelers and showcase its distinct
brand of service marked by Filipino warmth, charm and hospitality.
Filipinos residing in New Zealand will find the new service as
their convenient link to their home country.Ē
PAL's first foray into New Zealand provides a
convenient option for the more than 44,000 Filipinos residing in
New Zealand to visit home, while allowing Auckland and Cairns
residents to discover Manila or connect to PALís 30 domestic and
39 international destinations.
Cairns and Auckland will become PALís 37th and
38th international points respectively, while Port Moresby in
Papua New Guinea will commence on 18 December as PAL's 39th
Records show passenger travel from the
Philippines to New Zealand increased by 9.4% over the last five
years, while travel between New Zealand and the Philippines grew
by 11.6% over the same period.
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