PAL Express formerly known as Air Philippines get re-branding exercise and upgrade
04/20/2013

Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) low-cost subsidiary formerly known as Air Philippines has been rebranded PAL Express, a move dovetailing with the rejuvenation programme that has since last year affected operations of the resurgent carrier.

Online PR News – 20-April-2013 – Petaling Jaya, Selangor – Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) low-cost subsidiary formerly known as Air Philippines has been rebranded PAL Express, a move dovetailing with the rejuvenation programme that has since last year affected operations of the resurgent carrier.The revived PAL Express will focus on regional and domestic flights while PAL would be aggressively pursuing long-haul flights. Beginning April 1, 2013, all international flights of PAL Express will operate out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 (NAIA 2).

The move to NAIA 2 was to provide even more convenience to PAL Express international passengers as well as to streamline the ground handling and operations of the flag carrier. Through Low Cost Carrier in management, PAL Express will offer amenities found on full-service airlines such as complimentary snacks, drinks and reading materials on board and allow passengers to earn miles in PAL's loyalty scheme; Mabuhay Miles; and its pricing will remain lower than that of PAL. The PAL Express flights, although sharing terminals with PAL, will remain as a distinct and independent airline company and will be operated by PAL Express pilots and flight attendants. PAL Express has assumed many smaller routes, formerly served by PAL, such as Manila to Basco, Batanes, Laoag, Ilocos Norte and Puerto Princesa, Palawan (gateway to the Underground River and the Tubbataha Reefs National Park, a World Heritage Site and dive mecca) among others. It uses a monoclass A320 to fly to two international points, Manila-Singapore and Cebu-Hong Kong,

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