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Philippine Airlines to launch EconoLight Class

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Philippine Airlines is preparing to launch a new and innovative service. Called PAL EconoLight Class, the new offering which begins from 10 November 2008, is aimed at the budget segment of the market, and will be available on all PALs domestic jet routes as well as selected short-range Asian routes.

The new service will be priced up to 93% lower than regular Fiesta Class (economy) fares and is designed with less passenger amenities than Fiesta Class.

Passengers will continue to enjoy PALs comfortable aircraft cabin with generous legroom, convenient schedules and seamless connections at NAIA Centennial Terminal 2 in Manila, now boasting an on-time departure average rate of 91.3%.

While snacks are not served, water is available upon request on domestic flights. On the international sectors, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, such as soda, juice, water, coffee and tea, are served with peanuts.

Passengers also receive a free baggage allowance of 15 kilograms each.

PAL EconoLight Class will be available on PAL flights between Manila and Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Laoag, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Tacloban, Tagbilaran and Zamboanga.

EconoLight Class is not available on routes served by PAL Express.

Asian routes cover flights between Manila and Bangkok, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Macau, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei. 

One-way fares of as low as P488, inclusive of all fees and surcharges, are available on domestic flights. International round-trip fares start from $48, excluding surcharges.

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