PAL marks a first, now uses bigger jets for Caticlan flights
INQUIRER.net / 06:33 PM November 21, 2016
Philippine Airlines marked another milestone by being the first Philippine carrier to utilize A320 jets for its Caticlan operations, enabling the airline to increase passenger capacity on the route in time for the Christmas peak season.
In a statement issued on Monday, PAL said the Manila-Caticlan-Manila route is now utilizing 180-seater A320s jets thrice daily from 56-seater Q300s flown six times daily. The shift to bigger jets began over the weekend, it added.
The shift to larger aircraft will also enable passengers to enjoy an increased free baggage allowance from 10 kilos to 20 kilos for regular economy class and the choice to upgrade to premium economy.
“As the peak season begins, we calibrate our operations to meet the needs of our loyal patrons. The introduction of this new all-jet service marks a new milestone in our operations between Manila and Caticlan, the country’s gateway to Boracay,” said PALex President Bonifacio Sam.
The new A320 flies from Manila to Caticlan at 8:25 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:50 p.m. and from Caticlan to Manila at 9:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m.