December 4, 2022

Legacy Philippine Airlines (PAL) said it is expanding its domestic flights with the launch of direct flights between Cebu and Cotabato City.

The newest addition to PAL’s network of inter-island flights from Cebu, the Cebu-Cotabato route, will begin operations on December 1st.

“We hope to make a positive contribution to the economic development of Cotabato City and the Bangsamoro region by opening this new connection to the progressive city of Cotabato,” said Bud Britanico, Vice President of Sales at PAL.

PAL will serve the route twice a week.

Britanico said that with the launch of the new route, travelers can now travel more conveniently between Cotabato City and Boracay, Coron, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Siargao and Baguio by connecting via the Cebu- Establish hub of PAL as the connection via Manila.

Likewise, travelers from Cebu can opt for the new route to get to Tawi-Tawi.

The Cebu-Cotabato flights will be operated with De Havilland Dash 8 Series 400 Next Generation aircraft, a high-performance, 86-seat turboprop offering greater speed and jet-like comfort in a quieter cabin.

“Philippine Airlines is also preparing for the peak December holiday season by offering more flights from Cebu to serve travelers living in the Central Visayas and Southern Mindanao regions. We want to do our part to bring families together, foster healthy business growth and boost leisure travel between these important regions of the country,” Britanico said.

PAL announced last week that it is investing in a carbon reduction program that will allow it to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

PAL President and COO Stanley K. Ng said the initiative is part of the airline’s commitment to support international agreements for climate action, including the Paris Agreement and the Glasgow Climate Pact.

“Our Net Zero initiative comes at a crucial time for the international aviation industry as it seeks to further reduce its environmental impact in response to the global scientific community’s trumpet call against irreversible climate change,” he said.

As such, PAL is “investing in a comprehensive carbon reduction program as part of a multi-year commitment to address the global scourge of climate change.”