PAL Resumes Flights Starting June 1

As the country relaxes its community quarantine measures, Philippine Airlines (PAL) will fly again, starting Monday, June 1, 2020.

According to its’ website, the country’s flag carrier will resume operating scheduled flights on selected international and domestic routes.

The planned schedule of flights for the month of June is also available on PAL’s website. However, it emphasizes that the said schedules are highly subject to change, depending on several conditions related to COVID-19 conditions such as the duration of community quarantines and the status of travel bans and restrictions imposed by various governments.

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Above all, PAL also said that it takes into consideration the public health and safety situation of the countries it will fly to.

International destinations include Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Honolulu, Guam, Vancouver, Toronto, Singapore, Xiamen, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Hong Kong, Doha, Dubai, Dammam, Riyadh, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.

On the other hand, PAL will also resume flights in the following local destinations: Basco, Laoag, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Busuanga, Bacolod, Cebu, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Kalibo, Caticlan, Roxas, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Butuan, Cotabato, Cagayan de Oro, Dipolog, Davao, General Santos, Ozamiz, Pagadian, and Zamboanga.

Safe Practices

As it prepares to adapt to the ‘new normal’, PAL said that it had taken comprehensive protective measures to ensure the safety of its passengers. A system that will continuously infuse fresh air pumped in through High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestor (HEPA) filters is present in all aircraft. Furthermore, PAL’s aircraft undergoes rigorous cabin disinfection using high-grade eco-friendly cleaning agents.

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During flights, PAL crew members will be wearing full, specially-designed Personal Protective Equipment, masks, and face shields.

Passengers, on the other hand, will have to keep face masks or coverings during the flight. They shall also observe hand hygiene practices. Inflight meals and beverages shall be in secure packaging, and reading materials will no longer be available during the trips.