After a three-year respite, flag carrier Philippine Airlines will resume daily flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 8, 2017.
Malaysia is a profit center in the ASEAN region, providing a favorable investment climate to individuals and organizations. With investment opportunities in Malaysia’s service and manufacturing sectors, the Philippine Airlines route will provide direct access to new business opportunities.
The re-opening of the route comes during this period of ASEAN integration in which member-states are gearing towards economic integration through increased trade, investments and employment opportunities. Close to 800,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are employed in Malaysia.
“The resumption of Philippine Airlines flights between Manila and Kuala Lumpur will help foster economic and cultural ties between the Philippines and Malaysia. Most importantly, it addresses the clamor for a direct service between the two capital cities”, said Philippine Airlines President and COO Jaime J. Bautista.
“Through PAL flights and code-share partners, we can carry passenger traffic from Kuala Lumpur to China, Japan, South Pacific and North America and thus enhance our ASEAN network”, he added.
Philippine Airlines’s decision to operate daily flights between Malaysia’s Capital City and Manila comes amidst the airline’s fleet modernization and route expansion program.
The new service will be operated with A321 aircraft configured with 12 seats in business class and 169 seats in economy class.
PPhilippine Airlines route network covers 29 domestic and 44 international destinations. It recently opened new domestic and international connections from Cebu in the Visayas and Clark in Central Luzon.