Philippine Airlines (PAL) now averages 120 flights a day, combined domestic and international, attaining 40 percent of its pre-pandemic flight frequencies, as recovery begins.

“As we anticipate a surge in travel demand with the gradually improving health situation in the country, we continue to build up our flight route network and work with government to ease travel restrictions without sarificing passenger safety,” according to the flag carrier’s statement issued Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021.

PAL has resumed its regular weekly flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York (JFK), Honolulu, Guam, Toronto, Vancouver, London (Heathrow), Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Pnom Penh which are open for leisure travel, subject to specific travel requirements.

PAL also services Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Seoul (Incheon), Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka, Nagoya, Hong Kong, Taipei, Dubai, Dammam, Riyadh, Doha.

PAL advises passengers to check the website of their country-of-destination for the latest updates on travel requirements which are adjusted periodically.

Under the new United Stated Center for Disease Control policy, U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are unable to show they are fully vaccinated will have to provide documentation of a negative PCR test taken no more than one day before departure for the United States.

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and U.S. LPRs must provide documentation of a negative viral test taken up to three days prior to departure for the United States.

They also must present proof of vaccination to qualify for the three-day test window.

For domestic operations, PAL has regular flights from Manila to Laoag, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Busuanga (Coron)-Manila, Bacolod, Cebu, Catarman, Calbayog, Dumaguete, Antique (San Jose), Iloilo, Kalibo, Caticlan (Boracay), Roxas, Tacloban, Tagbilaran (Panglao), Butuan, Cotabato, Cagayan de Oro, Dipolog, Davao, General Santos, Siargao, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Zamboanga.

From Cebu, PAL flies to Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Caticlan (Boracay), Clark, Davao, Siargao, Tacloban-Cebu and Zamboanga.

From Zamboanga, there are flights to Tawi-Tawi.

LGUs accepting vaccination cards include Bacolod/Butuan/ Cagayan de Oro/Catarman /Cebu City/Lapu Lapu City/Cebu Province/ Clark/Iloilo /Negros Occidental /Pagadian/ Roxas/ Tacloban /Tagbilaran.

Source: Manila Bulletin (