Philippine Airlines to resume flights to Abu Dhabi

The carrier halted flights to the UAE capital this month



Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced the resumption of flights from Manila to Abu Dhabi citing increased demand after it suspended the service this month.

The carrier said in May that flights between the two cities via PR656/657, which flies on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, would be suspended from July 8 due to “operational adjustments”.

Read: Philippine Airlines suspends Abu Dhabi – Manila service

It confirmed last week that flights would resume on October 31, citing increasing demand.

“By the end of the year, the flag carrier shall provide a bi-class service (business and economy) across all its Middle East routes providing passengers on board amenities, free baggage allowance, comfort, convenience and inflight entertainment,” the airline said.

PAL also flies fives times a week to Dammam, daily to Dubai and Riyadh, thrice a week to Jeddah and four times a week to Kuwait.

Philippine low cost airline Cebu Pacific also confirmed in May it was be suspending flights from Manila to Kuwait, Riyadh and Doha due to a “substantial over supply of seats”.

Read: Cebu Pacific suspends flights from Manila to Doha, Riyadh and Kuwait

The carrier has yet to confirm if or when the services will resume.

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