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PAL Express now flies to Pagadian

Aviation Updates Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade joined executives from Philippine Airlines and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) as the national flag carrier relaunches direct flights between Manila and Pagadian today, March 1.
MAIDEN FLIGHT A SUCCESS. This afternoon, PAL Express has officially launched its flights from Manila to Pagadian. Photo from Philippine Airlines.
At 2:21 pm local time, 134 passengers of PAL Express flight 2P-2783 to Pagadian were welcomed by local government officials in the city. A traditional water cannon salute welcomed the arriving inaugural guests onboard the Airbus A320-200 aircraft.

Aboard the maiden flight were renowned government officials and airline executives: DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, and CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco. They were warmly welcomed by Philippine Airlines Chief Operating Officer Gilbert Santa Maria and PAL Express President Bonifacio Sam.
THE SECRETARY ON-BOARD. The Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (right) was on-board PAL Express' inaugural flight to Pagadian. Beside him in the photo is Philippine Airlines Chief Operating Officer Gilbert Santa Maria. Photo from Philippine Airlines.
"Passengers on the Manila - Pagadian service will experience perks such as hot meals for Business Class passengers and access to the Mabuhay Lounge in Manila. Economy Class passengers will enjoy complimentary inflight snacks and drinks and a spacious cabin onboard the Airbus A320 dual-class aircraft," PAL Corporate Communications Head Cielo Villaluna said in a Facebook post.

The resumption of non-stop links between Manila and Pagadian marks another milestone in the Philippine aviation industry. Mindanaoans will now be able to experience PAL's heart-warming care or "buong pusong alaga" on its flights to its newest domestic destination.

PAL Express flight 2P-2783 departs from Manila at 1:00 pm and arrives in Pagadian at exactly 3:00 pm. Flight 2P-2784, the return flight, departs from Pagadian forty minutes later and arrives back in Manila at 5:40 pm.

Aside from the newly-launched Pagadian service, PAL also intends to launch routes out of Manila to Basco, Siargao, and Coron starting March 12. Besides, the flag carrier will launch Zamboanga-Kota Kinabalu and Davao-Manado routes on March 29 and May 17, respectively.

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