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PAL to relaunch Cebu-Bangkok route in December

Aviation Updates Philippines – Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will reintroduce direct flights between Cebu City and Bangkok, starting December 9, 2022.

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The twice weekly PAL service expands the network of international flights availing of Mactan Cebu International Airport as a business and tourist gateway for visitors from Thailand and the ASEAN region.

The PAL service offers convenient morning departures from Cebu and early afternoon departures from Bangkok, giving travelers an easy three-hour journey without needing to connect via Manila or other airports:  

From December 9, 2022 onwards  

  • PR 738 Cebu-Bangkok – every Monday and Friday departing at 09:30 AM 
  • PR 739 Bangkok-Cebu – every Monday and Friday departing at 01:30 PM 

“Our Bangkok-Cebu flights give us the opportunity to grow the Philippines-Thailand passenger market, using our Cebu regional hub to boost tourism and economic development,” said PAL President & COO Captain Stanley K. Ng.  “We are happy to offer travelers a choice of nonstop links to the major markets in Asia and beyond, now that more countries are reopening their borders and easing travel restrictions in time for the holiday travel season.”

PAL will operate the flights with 199-seater Airbus A321ceo aircraft, serving Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Thailand’s main international gateway.  The noontime arrival in Bangkok allows travelers ample connecting time to fly to other cities in Thailand.

Bangkok is the latest destination to be flown out of the flag carrier’s Cebu hub, which connects Cebu to Tokyo Narita and various cities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

PAL previously operated a Cebu-Bangkok service from December 2017 to March 2020.

Travelers may book at www.philippineairlines.com, via the PAL hotline at +632 8855 8888 or reach out to their travel agents.

Press release from Philippine Airlines

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