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PAL Resumes Clark – Basco Service

Our Bureau - : Jul 8, 2024 - : 9:49 pm

Philippine Airlines (PAL) reopened its Clark – Basco route on Tuesday (Jul. 2). The event was attended by airline officials and aviation industry stakeholders.

The restored route now operates four times weekly, with flights departing from Clark International Airport every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Flight PR 2688 takes off from Clark at 11:00 AM and arrives in Basco at 12:35 PM. The return service from Basco to Clark operates via flight PR 2689 on the same days, departing the island at 01:00 PM and touching down in the Central Luzon gateway at 2:35 PM.

“The flight represents the culmination of meticulous planning, coordination, and dedication, a testament of our commitment to enhance connectivity and to foster new opportunities for commerce, tourism, and cultural exchanges,” said Richard Daenos, Director of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 3.

“As the flag carrier of the country, PAL represents the entire archipelago in the global aviation industry, enhancing its reputation and connectivity. The airline serves as a vital link for the Filipino diaspora, enabling easy travel for millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) together with their families. PAL’s routes – especially to remote or underserved areas – are crucial for regional development and integration, ensuring that even less accessible regions benefit from air connectivity.”

Noel Manankil, President and Chief Executive Officer of CLARK LIPAD, said: “We are thrilled to once again connect Clark to the breathtaking beauty of Batanes. This flight not only opens up opportunities to explore this unique destination but also strengthens our commitment towards convenient travel options for all.”

“Your efforts contribute immensely to promoting tourism, and economic growth not only for Batanes but also for the entire Central Luzon,” he added.

“It gives us great pride to meet the demand for flights out of Central Luzon, a strategic gateway to Northern, Central and Southern Philippines. From Clark, leisure and business travelers can likewise connect to other PAL domestic destinations via our Cebu hub,” said Rabbi Vincent Ang, President of PAL Express.

This direct service to picturesque Basco complements PAL’s existing daily Manila – Basco route. Additionally, PAL’s Clark gateway offers daily flights to Cebu, thrice-weekly flights to Boracay (Caticlan), and four times weekly flights to Coron (Busuanga).

The PAL Group remains dedicated to building route capacity, fostering fleet growth, and innovating customer service.


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