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New PAL Cebu-Cotabato service launched

Aviation Updates Philippines – Philippine Airlines (PAL) has commenced services between Cebu and the Bangsamoro region, with nonstop Cebu-Cotabato flights and one-stop Cebu-Tawi-Tawi flights operating today from Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

Handout photo from Philippine Airlines

“Our new Cebu- Cotabato- Tawi-Tawi service brings good news for our Cebuano and Bangsamoro compatriots, in time for the holiday season and the new year,” said PAL Vice President for Sales Bud Britanico. “We hope to connect families, spur holiday travel and stimulate business in the BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao). We look forward to serving them well in the months ahead.”

The PAL service adds Cotabato City and Tawi-Tawi to the growing network of inter-island flights out of the flag carrier’s Mactan-Cebu hub, supporting the recovery and resurgence of domestic tourism and economic development throughout the Philippines.

From December 1, the twice weekly PAL Cebu-BARMM flights have the following schedules:

PR 2223 Cebu-Cotabato – every Monday and Thursday

  • departing at 05:20 AM, arriving in Cotabato’s Awang Airport at 06:35 AM

PR 2224 Cotabato-Cebu – every Monday and Thursday

  • departing at 11:00 AM, arriving in Mactan-Cebu at 12:15 PM

Cebu-Tawi-Tawi (via Cotabato) – every Monday and Thursday

  • departing Cebu at 5:20 AM, arriving in Tawi-Tawi at 08:30 AM

Tawi-Tawi-Cebu (via Cotabato) – every Monday and Thursday

  • departing Tawi-Tawi at 09:00 AM, arriving in Cebu at 12:15 PM.
  • CBO-TWT-CBO sectors are designated flight PR 2487/2488

Travelers can also travel more conveniently between Cotabato City and Boracay, Coron, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Siargao, Baguio (from Dec. 16) and Borongan (from Dec. 19) by connecting through PAL’s Cebu hub, rather than via Manila.

The Cebu-BARMM flights are operated with 86-seater De Havilland Dash 8 Series 400 aircraft, a high-performance turboprop offering jet-like comfort in a quieter cabin.

Travelers may book their PAL flights via www.philippineairlines.com, the PAL mobile app, the PAL hotline at (02) 8855 8888, or via accredited travel agents.

Press release from Philippine Airlines

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