Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has expanded its domestic network with the opening the Clark-Basco route starting October 1, 2017.
The four-times-a-week service from Clark International Airport in Pampanga complements PAL’s existing twice-a-day Manila-Basco flights.
The new flight, operated by PAL Express, departs Clark 11:45 AM every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday. The return flight leaves Basco 2:00 PM on the same days.
The Clark-Basco route offers convenient direct flight without the need for Central and Northern Luzon passengers to travel by land to Manila.
The new route is part of PAL’s development of Clark as a third hub of operations, following Manila and Cebu.
Meanwhile, PAL has upgraded Cebu-Cagayan de Oro and Cebu-Butuan routes to the next-generation, dual-class Bombardier Q400 starting October 1.
Passengers get to experience the new Q400’s spacious and quiet cabin comparable to jet airplanes.
The 86-seater Q400 flies twice a day on the Cebu-Cagayan de Oro and Cebu-Butuan service.
PAL has started taking delivery of 12 new Q400 turboprops that are being used to open new inter-island routes.
On November 1, PAL will open three new domestic routes out of Davao – to Zamboanga, Tagbilaran and Cagayan de Oro.