Philippine Airlines will add a third weekly frequency between Manila and Honolulu while temporarily shelving its domestic service to Tuguegarao City as the flag carrier implements a seasonal adjustment in its flight schedules.
PAL will operate an extra non-stop flight to Honolulu every Tuesday from December 3, on top of flights already operated every Thursday and Saturday.
The new frequency is being added to accommodate the heavy traffic between the Philippines and Hawaii that usually takes place during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The times for the PR 100 Tuesday flight are unchanged from those of current flights, with departures from Manila at 3:30 p.m. and arrival in Honolulu at 7:45 a.m. the same day.
The return flight, PR 101, departs the Hawaii capital at 9:45 a.m. and arrives in Manila 2:20 p.m. the following day.
Widebody Airbus A330-300 aircraft will continue to be deployed on the route.
Meanwhile, PAL will temporarily suspend its thrice-weekly service to Tuguegarao City in Northern Luzon starting December 1 as it realigns its fleet utilization according to market forces.
The narrow-bodied Boeing 737-400 and B737-300 jets used on the route will be redeployed to other high-traffic sectors during the busy Christmas season.
However, passengers traveling to Tuguegarao will not be inconvenienced as PAL will endorse them to domestic carrier Air Philippines, which starts its own a thrice-weekly service to the Cagayan province capital on December 1.(end)