After a three-year absence, Philippine Airlines resumed daily service to Kuala Lumpur 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 route will provide direct access to new business opportunities. Close to 800,000 Overseas Filipino Workers 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 PAL President and COO Jaime J. Bautista.
“Through Philippine Airlines 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.
“As the airport operator, we are always committed towards building a strong relationship with our partner airlines to support its growth, not only in Malaysia but globally. Our mission here at Malaysia Airports is to create joyful experiences for all our stakeholders. Therefore, we will ensure that Philippines Airlines operations will receive Malaysia Airports’ fullest support for any airport facilities and services needed at the terminal,” shared Malaysia Airports Senior General Manager Zainol Mohd Isa.
The decision to return to Kuala Lumpur comes after Philippine Airlines and Malaysia Airlines expanded their code-share arrangement. The enhancements include code-sharing on 12 domestic Malaysian destinations and nine domestic Philippine destinations.
Philippine Airlines is deploying the Airbus A321 on the route. The 199-seater aircraft has 12 seats in business class, 18 in premium economy and 169 in regular economy.