SEPANG (June 8): Philippine Airlines (PAL) today resumed its Manila-Kuala Lumpur service after a three-year break, with a daily flight between the two capitals.
PAL senior vice president for operations Ismael Augusto S Gozon said the Manila-KL route will provide direct access to new business opportunities, as well as convenience to nearly 800,000 Filipino workers employed in Malaysia.
"The resumption of PAL flights between Manila and Kuala Lumpur will help foster economic and cultural ties between the Philippines and Malaysia. Most importantly, it addresses the clamour for a direct service between the two capital cities," Gozon told a press conference at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
"Through PAL flights and code-share partners, we can carry passenger traffic from Kuala Lumpur to China, Japan, South Pacific and North America, and thus enhance our Asean network," he said.
Ismael said PAL is using the Airbus A321 to serve the Manila-KLIA route. The 199-seater aircraft has 12 seats in business class, 18 in premium economy and 169 in regular economy.
"The non-stop service will enable travellers from KL to enjoy Manila for several days and hop on to the Philippine’s top travel destinations. From Manila, they may also connect to other domestic and international points [that] PAL flies to," Gozon added.