Philippine Airlines and Air Macau have begun a thrice-weekly code-share service between Manila and Macau, with Air Macau as the operating carrier.
PAL is now able to offer seats on Air Macau flights between the two cities, giving the Philippine flag carrier a commercial presence for the first time in the former Portuguese territory on China’s southwestern coast.
“We are delighted to partner with Air Macau in further growing traffic on this sector,” said Henry So Uy, PAL Executive Vice President-Commercial Group. “Macau is already well known as a gaming and leisure destination, and is certainly a welcome addition to the PAL network.”
“I am pleased to cooperate with Philippine Airlines to develop the market between Macau and Manila,” said Li Qiang, Vice President-Commercial of Air Macau. “The cooperation will enhance exchanges between the two cities, and upgrade trade and tourism activities as well.”
The service shall enjoy dual designation, with both PAL and Air Macau codes appended to the flight numbers.
Flight PR 851 departs Manila’s NAIA Terminal 1 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:50 a.m. and arrives at Macau International Airport at 11:50 a.m. The return flight, PR 852, departs Macau at 7:00 a.m. and lands in Manila at 9:00 a.m. the same day.
All flights utilize Air Macau’s Airbus A321 aircraft.
Members of Mabuhay Miles, PAL’s frequent flyer program, earn mileage credit points and enjoy their other normal benefits when taking these code-shared flights. However, redemption for travel awards can only be done on PAL-operated flights.