Philippine Airlines and Singapore Airlines have signed a new codeshare partnership agreement to enhance flight options for customers travelling between the Philippines and Singapore, as well as to other domestic and international destinations via their respective hubs.
PAL is the Philippines’ flag carrier, only full-service network airline, and the first commercial airline in Asia. The airline has a Boeing, Airbus, and De Havilland aircraft fleet, operating nonstop flights out of hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark and Davao to 33 destinations in the Philippines and 39 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia and the Middle East. PAL’s network includes island-hopping flights to beach resort destinations, high-tech hubs and eco-tourism havens among the 7,641 islands of the Philippine archipelago, as well as ultra-long-haul transpacific and transpolar flights linking Southeast Asia to the East Coasts of the United States and Canada
“This agreement enables Philippine Airlines and Singapore Airlines to work more closely together, and find ways to offer our customers enhanced travel connections between Singapore and the Philippines. This will support the growing demand for both business and leisure travel between the Philippines and Singapore, and beyond that to our key markets around the world.”Mr. Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines
SIA and PAL flights between Singapore and Manila will kickstart the codeshare agreement by the fourth quarter of 2023, subject to regulatory approvals. SIA will codeshare on PAL’s flights from Manila to 27 destinations within the Philippines. These include Bacolod, Basco, Busuanga, Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Calbayog, Catarman, Caticlan, Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Laoag, Legazpi, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, San Jose (Antique), Siargao, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, and Zamboanga.
PAL will codeshare on SIA’s flights to Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris, Rome and Zurich. These European codeshare sectors will be rolled out progressively across PAL and SIA sales channels, including philippineairlines.com and singaporeair.com, as well as travel agents over the coming weeks.
PAL used to fly to Frankfurt, Paris, Rome and Zurich in the 1980s and 1990s. These codeshare services to Copenhagen and Milan are a milestone in making a comeback for a Philippine carrier with first-ever links to the Danish Capital and Italian commercial hub.
“We are happy to offer our Philippine Airlines passengers a wider range of flights between Manila and Singapore through this codeshare partnership, affirming our promise to keep building new connections and opportunities for our customers. The partnership is the product of a strengthened relationship with our fellow ASEAN mainline carrier, Singapore Airlines, and an enduring commitment to expanding our presence in Singapore, a top PAL destination that we have been serving for 58 years and counting. We also look forward to offering increased connectivity to several cities across Europe, home to many overseas Filipinos and to a growing number of tourist and business travellers whom we invite to discover the wonders of the Philippines,” shares Captain Stanley K. Ng, President and Chief Operating Officer, Philippine Airlines.
There are plans to expand the codeshare agreement to include SIA’s flights to additional points in Europe and destinations in Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa.
Featured Image: Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Officer Goh Choon Phong (left) and Philippine Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer Captain Stanley K. Ng (right) at the signing of the new codeshare partnership agreement. Photo: Singapore Airlines