Philippine Airlines further delays Port Moresby launch

Aviation Updates Philippines - National flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, delays the inaugural flight of its Manila to Port Moresby route for the second time. The new schedule of the launch will be on October 25, 2015.

PAL Express Airbus A320-214 RP-C8606
(PHOTO) Manuel R. Nierra II - PPSG

Philippine Airlines previously scheduled to inaugurate its Port Moresby service on April 3, 2015. The airline rescheduled the launch to June 12, 2015 last March. PAL again postponed its planned June 12 launch and set October 25 as the new launch date. However, changes will remain highly possible, according to

“This has been the largest obstacle to growing the tourism industry and business travel to PNG (Papua New Guinea) generally. Both our domestic and international airfares need to be reduced substantially to global levels to increase tourism and business travel to PNG,” Trade Commerce and Industry Minister Richard Maru said in a report by AUP on January 2015.

Flights to Papua New Guinea from Manila will help reduce airfares and provide competition between airlines. 

Philippine Airlines' Manila-Port Moresby service timetable as provided by Airline Route:
PR215 MNL0210 – 0920POM 320 57
PR216 POM1010 – 1320MNL 320 57