PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) will begin operating a daily frequency between Nagoya and Cebu starting March 31, 2019, as the award-winning flag carrier escalates its bid to strengthen Japanese tourist travel to the Philippines.
PR480 will depart Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport at 9:10AM every day, and arrive in Cebu by 2:30PM, while PR479 will leave Cebu at 3:30PM and touch down in Nagoya by 6:50PM. All flights will depart from or arrive at Cebu’s brand new International Terminal 2, the country’s most heralded airport gateway known for its unique resort ambience.
The airline’s 199-seater dual class Airbus A321ceo – with 12 seats on business and 187 seats on economy – will be utilized for the daily Nagoya-Cebu service.
PAL President and COO Jaime J. Bautista said,
“Philippine Airlines takes pride in offering Japan’s business and leisure travelers a direct link to Cebu, the Queen City of the South. We are now the only airline flying daily direct to Cebu from Tokyo (Narita), Osaka and now Nagoya, and this represents PAL’s determination to invest in Cebu as a prime gateway to all the treasures of the Visayas and beyond.
“From Cebu, Japanese tourists can also board PAL’s direct flights to Palawan, Camiguin, Siargao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Tacloban, Boracay, Legazpi, Davao and other parts of the country via our extensive Cebu hub network.”
Bautista added, “Our trademark Heart of the Filipino service will shine through in each and every flight.”
Currently, PAL operates a four times weekly Nagoya-Cebu service. The upcoming daily service will mark the most significant expansion since the Nagoya-Cebu service was first introduced in December 2014. PAL has been flying from Nagoya to Manila since March 2005, a month after Nagoya first opened the Chubu Centrair International airport.
Newly voted as the No. 1 Most Improved Airline in the World and a fully Skytrax-certified 4-Star Global Airline, PAL operates by far the largest network of flights between Japan and the Philippines.
The Philippine flag carrier recently launched a thrice weekly flight between Manila and Sapporo. The carrier also links Osaka to Cebu seven times weekly, Tokyo Narita to Cebu 14 times weekly, Tokyo Narita to Manila 14 times weekly, Tokyo Haneda to Manila 14 times weekly, Osaka to Manila 14 times weekly, Nagoya to Manila seven times weekly, and Fukuoka to Manila seven times weekly. (PAL)