Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced on Wednesday, Oct. 26 that it will be returning to its "very first destination", Baguio, since its inauguration eight decades ago with the launch of their Cebu-Baguio flight routes.
“This will be PAL’s comeback to the very first destination we served nearly 82 years ago, so we are happy to be flying back to where it all started,” said Stanley Ng, PAL president and COO.
“At the same time, we’re inaugurating a brand-new service, linking two progressive tourist and business destinations – the Queen City of the South and the City of Pines,” he added.
According to the airline, the service will start on December 16. PAL said the direct flight will be operational four days a week, specifically on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. It will be using De Havilland Dash 8 Series 400 Next Generation aircraft.
PAL Express officer-in-charge Rabbi Ang said the flight link will make travel easier for passengers in the Central Visayas and Northern Luzon region.
"Our direct flight will enable passengers in the Central Visayas to enjoy a two-hour journey to Northern Luzon and vice versa, without the hassle of booking multiple connecting trips via both land and air,” Ang said.
Ang added that he sees this "service as an opportunity to further boost domestic tourism," just in time for the holidays and the coming year.
"We assure all travelers that strict safety and health protocols will be observed on all our flights," he said.