PAL lauds flight captain for safe emergency landing

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 22, 2019   •   1548

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has recognized Flight 113 captain Capt. Triston Simeon for maneuvering a safe emergency landing after the aircraft experienced engine trouble.

PAL Spokesperson Cielo VIllaluna has confirmed that all the 342 passengers and 18 crew members are safe and were able to disembark from the airplane using regular airstairs. 

“Philippine Airlines Flight PR113, which took off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 11:45 am local time (equivalent to 3:45am MNL time Nov22) for a flight to Manila, landed safely at LAX after experiencing a technical problem in one of its engines shortly after take-off,” she said in a statement.

“Our Los Angeles Airport Team has provided assistance to passengers on their flight rebookings,” she added.—AAC

PAL cancels regular scheduled domestic flights from Aug. 4 to 18

Marje Pelayo   •   August 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — In line with the government-imposed modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) cancelled all its regular scheduled domestic flights to and from Manila from August 4 to 18.

Meanwhile, all domestic flights between Clark, Cebu, Davao and cities other than Manila are not affected and shall remain operational, according to PAL.

International flights to and from Manila shall continue to operate, subject to further guidelines from the authorities in line with quarantine capacity and related arrangements.

Passengers of affected flights have the  options to rebook, refund or convert their ticket into a travel voucher, PAL said.

“We seek the understanding and full cooperation of our passengers as we make these necessary changes to comply with the government directives, and above all to support public safety,” the company asked its clients.

For updates and inquiries, PAL encourages its clients to visit its website at www.philippineairlines.com.  

PAL announces plans to partially resume flights in May

Marje Pelayo   •   April 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Airlines announced on Tuesday (April 7) its plans of partial resumption of selected international and domestic flights in the coming weeks.

The country’s flag carrier clarified, however, that the plans may change depending on how the situation develops in relation to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak which includes the duration of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), travel bans and restrictions imposed by other countries and the overall public health and safety situation in each of the cities and countries that PAL operates in.

PAL also said it will not operate international flights from April 15 to 30 although it is considering making ad hoc special flights for stranded passengers and essential cargoes across the country and within the Asia-Pacific region.

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Meanwhile, PAL said it is setting plans to resume a number of weekly flights for the month of May to several destinations including Japan, the USA, Canada, Guam, Australia, the U.K., Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Taipei, Macau, Saudi Arabia, and Korea.

Once the details are finalized, the company assured to publish a list of flights in an updated advisory.

On the other hand, PAL maintained that all flights to the following destinations remain canceled for the month of May: Auckland, New York JFK, Dubai, Doha, Perth, Melbourne, Port Moresby, and Sapporo.

As for domestic flights, operations from April 15 to May 31 will depend on the changes with community quarantine restrictions imposed against domestic air travel, PAL said.

We will await the final government decisions, and will announce the list of domestic flights to be operated once finalized,” the airline company said.

“However, in any case, we shall not be operating any flights to and from Clark International Airport for the month of April,” it added.

For guidelines and special reminders, affected passengers are advised to check on PAL official website at www.philippineairlines.com.

PAL mounts special flights from Manila to London for British nationals

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 7, 2020

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has mounted two special flights from Manila to London for British nationals amid temporary halt of operations due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), the said flights were organized by the British Embassy Manila for United Kingdom (UK) residents who wish to return home.

The flights are scheduled on Tuesday (April 7) at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2.

“Despite the ongoing pause in operations until April 14, PAL is operating these special one-off services to assist in flying stranded travelers home,” MIAA said in a statement. AAC

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