Philippine Airlines will launch on June 15, 2016 a twice weekly service between Manila and Saipan, a U.S.territory in the Pacific.
One of the largest islands in the Northern Marianas, Saipan is four hours away from Manila.
The new flights are on code share with PAL Express.
“Saipan is home to thousands of Filipinos. Opening this new route will provide our kababayans that much-needed link to their homeland. On top of that, business and leisure travelers from Saipan now have the opportunity to experience PAL’s brand of service that is uniquely Filipino,” PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J.Bautista.
Saipan, known for its resorts, beaches and dive spots, is popular among tourists who are into water sports and nature adventure.
PR1571 departs Manila every Wednesday and Sunday at 9:20pm and arrives in Saipan at 3:35pm local time the following day. PR1572 departs Saipan every Thursday and Monday at 4:35am local time and arrives in Manila at 6:45am.