Arabian Business – 17 Aug 2023
This move will help enable broader access for passengers to domestic points within the Philippine Airlines network
Emirates and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have announced an expansion of their interline agreement.
This move will help enable broader access for passengers to domestic points within the Philippine Airlines network.
Moreover, this expansion builds upon the initial partnership, which had enabled interline connections via Manila.
The collaboration now includes seamless travel through Cebu and Clark, in addition to the existing Manila gateway.
Passengers will now be able to reach various destinations in the Philippines using a single ticket and consistent baggage policy.
Seamless connections: Emirates and Philippine Airlines
For Emirates passengers, this expansion opens up several booking options to multiple Philippine Airlines destinations such as Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Davao, Iloilo, Caticlan, and Puerto Princesa through Cebu, as well as Cebu, Caticlan, and Busuanga via Clark.
In addition, Philippine Airlines passengers can leverage this arrangement to book Emirates-operated flights to numerous international cities including Amman, Birmingham, Cape Town, Dammam, Dublin, Lisbon, Manchester, Muscat, and Riyadh via Dubai.
This agreement is particularly advantageous for passengers travelling between Manila and Dubai, offering seamless connections to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Booking options for these travel itineraries are available on both airlines’ official websites, mobile apps, and through online and offline travel agents.
The expansion of this partnership underscores the commitment of both Emirates and Philippine Airlines to address growing passenger demand by enhancing flexibility and offering a wider range of choices.
Emirates in Philippines
Emirates, a longstanding presence in the Philippines since 1990, continues to serve the market with 25 weekly flights to Manila, Cebu, and Clark.
In addition, Emirates stands out as the sole air carrier offering a First-Class product on flights to Manila, catering to premium travellers.
This strategic collaboration also expands Emirates’ already extensive global network, comprising 29 codeshare and 110 interline partners.