Get great value from our new "NO-FRILLS" to ALL PAL Domestic flights and selected Asian Destinations.

For selling effective immediately and for travelling effective 10 November 2008. Published international EconoLight fares are valid for sale, ticketing and travel until 18 March 2009 while domestic Econolight fares are valid until further notice.

Only available for purchase through the PAL website.

Below are the applicable routes and fares:

INTERNATIONAL ROUND TRIP FARES excluding taxes, surcharges and airport terminal fee

For as low as USD 48 (with PBWEB Fare Basis)/Minimum 2 days and maximum 8 days of stay

*Not available for HO CHI MINH to MANILA

For as low as USD 128 (with PBWEB Fare Basis)/Minimum 2 days and maximum of 14 days stay

Note: International fares will be quoted in the currency of the country of departure except for Philippines and Indonesia where fares are quoted in USD.

DOMESTIC ONE WAY ALL-IN FARES excluding Aviation Security Fee (ASF) and airport terminal fee

For as low as PHP 488
Between MANILA and LAOAG

For as low as PHP788

For as low as PHP1,088


For as low as PHP2,088

Conditions for travel:

Fare for child and infant occupying a seat is 100% of the EconoLight adult fare
Fare for infant not occupying a seat is 50% of the EconoLight adult fare
Tickets are non-refundable
Reissuance not permitted
Forfeited if ticket is unused
No mileage accrual
Free Baggage Allowance is 15 kgs per passenger
No additional free baggage allowance will be extended to Mabuhay Miles Million Miler/Premier Elite/Elite and SportsPlus members
Limited seats only

Other Travel Conditions:

Facilities for passengers requiring special handling are not available on this class
Infants and children travelling with adults holding ECONOLIGHT tickets are not entitled to Bassinets/Milk requests
No Advance Seat Reservation (ASR)
No meals
Domestic - water upon request
International - peanuts and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages such as soda, juice, water, coffee and tea
No headsets will be provided
No baggage check-through
No Mabuhay Lounge access regardless of membership level
Seating at the rear of the plane
Passengers holding EconoLight tickets will depart/arrive at Manila - Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Centennial Terminal 2

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Limited seats only. Airline fares may change without prior notice

Below are the applicable routes and fares:

For as low as PHP438 (EPR) for Cebu to Bacolod v.v.

For as low as PHP538 (EPR) for the following PAL Express routes:

Manila to Busuanga and v.v.
Manila to Ormoc and v.v.

For as low as PHP558 (EPR) for Zamboanga to Davao and v.v.

For as low as PHP588 (EPR) for Cebu to Zamboanga and v.v.
For as low as PHP688 (EPR) for the following PAL Express routes:

Manila to Virac and v.v.
Cebu to Butuan and v.v.
Cebu to Cagayan De Oro and v.v.
Cebu to Dipolog and v.v.
Cebu to General Santos and v.v.
Cebu to Ozamiz and v.v.

For as low as PHP788 (EPR) for the following PAL Express routes:

Manila to Cauayan and v.v.
Manila to San Jose v.v.
Manila to Tuguegarao and v.v.

For as low as PHP738 (EPR) for Cebu to Tacloban and v.v.

For as low as PHP938 (EPR) for the following PAL Express routes:

Manila to Calbayog and v.v.
Manila to Catarman and v.v.
Manila to Caticlan and v.v.

For as low as PHP988 (EPR) Cebu to Puerto Princesa and v.v.

For as low as PHP1, 188 (EPR) for Cebu to Caticlan v.v.

For as low as PHP1, 688 (EPR) for Manila to Surigao v.v.

For travel until further notice.

Because you deserve a better deal!

Promo applies to PAL Express flights only.

For bookings, call PAL Reservations in Manila: (02) 855-8888, Cebu: (032) 340-0191, Davao:(082) 222-0366 or your travel agent.

Conditions for travel:

Valid for one way and roundtrip travel on economy class
Exclusive of taxes, fees and surcharges
Valid only for sale and ticketing in the Philippines
Confirmed booking is required
Go-show / Open-dated / Waitlist not allowed
Limited seats only on this fare
No Mileage accrual
Free Baggage allowance should not exceed 10 kgs
PAL Express flights operate at the new Manila NAIA Terminal 3

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Below are the applicable fares and maximum number of days stay:

Manila - Bangkok (BKK) - Hanoi (HAN) - Bangkok - Manila
USD 208 (PRVNIT1) - two days and maximum eight days stay
USD 238 (PRVNIT2) - two days and maximum 14 days stay
USD 268 (PRVNIT3) - two days and maximum 14 days stay

Travel and Sale Period: 15 August 2008 – 31 March 2009

For bookings, call PAL Reservations in Manila: (02) 855-8888, Cebu: (032) 340-0191, Davao: (082) 222-0366 or your travel agent.

Conditions for travel:

MNL-BKK-MNL valid on PR only; BKK-HAN-BKK valid on Vietnam Airlines only
Fares are subject to change without prior notice
Exclusive of taxes, fees and surcharges
Rebooking fee of USD75/transaction
Mileage accrual applies to USD268 fare only
Ticketing must be made at least 3 days before departure
This promo is not available through the Online Booking facility
Limited seats only
Other travel conditions apply
For complete conditions of the fares, please get in touch with our PAL sales office or travel agent.
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PAL cuts fuel surcharge anew

MANILA – Philippine Airlines is again reducing its fuel surcharge on selected domestic and international flights effective January 1, 2009, to reflect the decline in oil prices in world markets.

The reduction will be up to $45 on some international flights and up to P100 for most domestic sectors. PAL will likewise reduce by P1 per kilo the fuel surcharge imposed on domestic cargo.

For PAL flights originating from the Philippines to international points, the surcharge will be lowered by as much as $45 per flight.

For PAL domestic and PAL Express flights between Manila and other domestic points, the surcharge will further drop by P100 for most sectors.

PAL will continue to review its fuel surcharge as world oil prices improve.

PAL resumes Bangkok flights

MANILA – Philippine Airlines resumes tomorrow (December 6) its regular daily service to Bangkok, following the reopening of Suvarnabhumi Airport to commercial flights after a week-long shutdown.

PAL’s first turnaround flight to Suvarnabhumi after its reopening, PR 730 / PR 731, will utilize a wide-body, 264-seater Airbus A340-300 aircraft in order to accommodate spillover passengers who had to defer their trips due to the eight-day closure of Thailand’s main gateway.

Thereafter, from December 7 until further notice, the service reverts to the narrow-body, 156-seater Airbus A320 jet.

Previously published, regular flight times will be observed, with PR 730 departing Manila daily at 10:30 a.m. Arrival in Bangkok is at 1:00 p.m.

The return service, PR 731, departs Bangkok at 2:00 p.m. and lands back in Manila at 6:25 p.m.

PAL canceled flights to Bangkok on November 26 when anti-government protesters overran Suvarnabhumi, forcing the airport management to close the facility out of concern for passengers’ safety.

When the standoff dragged on, PAL chairman Lucio C. Tan ordered the deployment of the flag carrier’s largest aircraft, the 433-seater Boeing 747-400, on a special flight to the secondary gateway of Chiang Mai on December 1 to ferry home stranded passengers.

A second special flight on December 2, utilizing a wide-body Airbus A330-300, brought home 302 stuck passengers.

PAL offers no-frills product

MANILA – Philippine Airlines introduces a new product, called PAL EconoLight Class, aimed at the budget segment of the market, on all its domestic jet routes as well as selected short-range Asian routes.

The selling period starts today (November 4), while the travel period starts on November 10, 2008.

PAL will allocate seats on these flights for the new product, which is priced lower by up to 93% off regular Fiesta Class (economy) fares, but designed with less passenger amenities than Fiesta Class.

Still, EconoLight Class offers more than competing budget carriers.

Passengers will continue to enjoy PAL’s comfortable aircraft cabin with generous legroom, convenient schedules and seamless connections at NAIA Centennial Terminal 2 in Manila, now boasting an on-time departure average rate of 91.3%.

While snacks are not served, water is available upon request on domestic flights. On the international sectors, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, such as soda, juice, water, coffee and tea, are served with peanuts.

Passengers also receive a free baggage allowance of 15 kilograms each.

Tickets for EconoLight Class are available for purchase year-round only through PAL’s website on a “book and buy” basis.

PAL EconoLight Class is currently offered on PAL flights between Manila and Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Laoag, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Tacloban, Tagbilaran and Zamboanga.

EconoLight Class is not available on routes served by PAL Express.

Asian routes cover flights between Manila and Bangkok, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Macau, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei.

One-way fares of as low as P488, inclusive of all fees and surcharges, are available on domestic flights. International round-trip fares start at $48, excluding surcharges.

PAL airlifts stranded Filipinos in Thailand

MANILA – Philippine Airlines chairman Lucio C. Tan ordered the deployment of a special PAL Boeing 747-400 flight to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand tomorrow (Dec. 1) to fly home Filipinos stranded by the political crisis that has shut the kingdom’s main airports in Bangkok for nearly a week.

Dr. Tan said the repatriation was out of goodwill and solidarity with fellow countrymen caught in a crisis away from home. He said PAL is ready to operate additional emergency flights to Thailand should the situation warrant.

Flight PR 732, a utility flight without passengers, departs Manila tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. It arrives at Chiang Mai International Airport at 3:00 p.m.

The return flight, PR 733, departs Chiang Mai at 5:00 p.m. and lands back in Manila at 9:30 p.m.

As of press time, about 200 passengers have confirmed seats on the flight to Manila. The number is expected to increase as the Philippine embassy in Thailand organizes the travel arrangements of Filipinos stuck in hotels in Bangkok and elsewhere.

The B747-400 is the largest aircraft in the PAL fleet with a capacity of 433 seats and 24 tons of cargo.

PAL cancelled its regular, twice-daily service to Bangkok on November 26 when anti-government protesters took over Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand’s main gateway, and later, the secondary gateway of Don Muang International Airport.

It has not been able to resume service since as the political crisis in Thailand deepened.

The flag carrier has a long history of airlifting Filipinos from trouble spots around the world.

During the run-up to the first Gulf War in 1990, PAL evacuated hundreds of Filipino refugees from Baghdad and Amman. In 1999, a PAL jet airlifted Filipinos from Phnom Penh as a civil war erupted.

Tuan edges Floro to win Mabuhay Miles Invitational

GEN. TRIAS, Cavite – Tuan Nguyen scorched the front nine and then hung on down the stretch to edge Valeriano Floro and win overall net honors at the 2008 Mabuhay Miles Elite Invitational Golf Tournament at the Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club here Friday (Nov. 14).

Tuan, the Vietnamese-American executive of iTouch Point Technologies in Pasig City, fired two birdies en route to a gross score of 81 at the tough Andy Dye course – two strokes behind Floro’s tournament-best 79 – but took the title on the strength of a higher handicap.

Floro, managing director of Podium Motorsport and four-time winner of this event, finished as low-gross champion.

The two bested a field of 310 players – all Elite and Premier Elite members of Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay Miles program – who competed in the event sponsored by Airbus, Allied Bank, Boeing, GE Aviation, HSBC, Master Card, Mizuno and Petron.

The rest of the field put up a spirited fight despite hot conditions at the challenging Eagle Ridge layout, where three of the four championship courses were in play for the tournament.

Typical of the close battles was the Class A competition, where the top three finishers dueled each other the entire day before ending up in a dead heat – a net score of 71.

In the countback, the two birdies and seven pars of Augie Palisoc, executive director of Metro Pacific Investments Corp., gave him the division crown over former Comelec chairman Benjamin Abalos and Augusto Theodore de Jesus, last year’s overall net champion.

The tournament had as corporate sponsors KID-Systeme, OSIM (Asian Therapeutics), Panasonic Avionics Corp. and Philippine National Bank.

Over at the Faldo course, Class B had a clear winner in Michael Andrew Sarrosa, but only just. The Bacolod-based businessman finished with a net 71, a stroke clear of Toyota Financial Services president Dexter Roberto Pasion and Franklin Mabitazan.

Belo Medical Group, Citibank, Rudy Project, Pacific Paints, Union Bank and Victorinox were the event’s minor sponsors.

Class C, played at the Norman course, produced another triple tie at the top, with the same net score of 71. But KM Holdings consultant Paul Carpio had more pars, six, to nose out Gerardo Jaspio and Richard So for the class title.

Toyota Motor Philippines and Mercedes-Benz (CATS Motors) were the hole-in-one sponsors while Century Park Hotel was the official hotel.

Class D was won by Ronald Allan So, with a net 72 over Martin Bautista and Manual Crisostomo, who submitted net rounds of 73 and 75, respectively.

The ladies division was topped by Sylvia Tan, a physician with the Specialty Clinics of St. Anne, who scored a 74 from a gross 100. JB Garcia took the guest division with a net 69.

Prize donors included Boracay Regency Beach Resort, British India/Esprit/Clark Shoes, Fridays Boracay, Makati Shangri-La, Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, Microtel Inns & Suites, Pan Pacific Manila, TIME, Traders Hotel, World Traveller, and Xytron International.