Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Extra Extra: The Birth of PAL Express


The only local legacy carrier in the country Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced that it created a budget counterpart (sub-brand) to be called PAL Express to cater to the prolific demand for low-cost airfare in its intra-regional routes in Visayas and Mindanao. The sub-brand will also tap the growing demand in domestic destinations which cannot be served even by its smallest jet aircraft Airbus A319 so it will acquire turbo-propeller aircraft like the Bombardier Q300 and Q400.

One will notice that destinations like Caticlan (Boracay) and Busuanga in Palawan are now available for purchase on PAL's website. These destinations can't support Airbus planes due to the limitations of airport facilities and runway dimensions.

PAL Express will have its maiden flight on May 5 with eight flights between Manila and Caticlan (Boracay).

The airline noted that PAL Express will not compete with PAL's existing budget carrier, Air Philippines, as the latter will service different set of destinations.

4 comments:

Juler said...

Its nice to know that the are having a low price to cater domestic flights, they were beaten by Cebufacific in domestic flights...

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gene frank said...

i hope pal express will also oparate in our prvince in CATARMAN N.SAMAR!

LA kasing kakumpensya ang asian spirit kaya masyadong mahal ang pamasahe! nearly 6000 pesos 1 WAY ONLY! ITS TOO EXPENSIVE!

PAL EXPRESS IS OUR Need!

gene frank said...

i hope pal express will also oparate in our prvince in CATARMAN N.SAMAR!

LA kasing kakumpensya ang asian spirit kaya masyadong mahal ang pamasahe! nearly 6000 pesos 1 WAY ONLY! ITS TOO EXPENSIVE!

PAL EXPRESS IS OUR Need!