PAL adds more flights, supports ‘Balik Turismo’ campaign

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PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) ramps up services between Cebu and Manila via twice daily flights and restores hops between Cebu and neighboring cities in the Visayas and Mindanao.

PR1845 departs Manila daily at 6 a.m. and arrives in Cebu at 7:20 a.m. PR1846 leaves Cebu at 8:20 a.m. and touches down in Manila at 9:40 a.m.

PR1859 operates daily from Manila at 3:20 p.m. and arrives in Cebu at 4:50 p.m. PR1860 departs Cebu at 5:50 p.m. and arrives in Manila at 7:15 p.m.

Intra-domestic routes from Cebu are: Cebu - Zamboanga (Monday), Cebu - Dipolog (Monday and Friday), Cebu - Cagayan (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday), Cebu - Tacloban (Tuesday and Saturday) and Cebu - Davao (Tuesday).

PAL is planning to resume once-a-week (Thursday) flights between Cebu and Butuan effective Nov. 5. PR2361 will depart Cebu at 8:55 a.m. and arrive at Butuan at 9:55 a.m. PR2362 will leave Butuan at 10:15 a.m. and land in Cebu at 11:10 a.m.

Last Oct. 17, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, the chairperson of the Cultural, Historical and Tourism Commission Cindi King Chan, Region 7 Director of Department of Tourism Shahlimar Tamano and the City Council launched the “Balik Turismo - We Recover as One” campaign at Hoops Dome.

PAL, as headed by senior assistant vice president Harry Inoferio and the Cebu Sales Team, expressed its all-out support for Lapu-Lapu City’s revival of domestic leisure and business tourism. Lapu Lapu City—gateway to Cebu Province—is situated in the popular Mactan Island where beachfront hotels, resorts and tourist attractions are located.

With a wide range of flights to choose from, travel aficionados will get to experience Lapu-Lapu City’s popular Mactan Island, known for its world-class hotels, resorts, beaches and tourist attractions.

Travelers flying to Cebu as tourists must be between 15 to 65 years old, and must have pre-arranged hotel bookings and negative RTPCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test results. The easing of age restrictions is expected to bring back the vibrance of the city’s tourism industry. (PR)