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(By Philippine Airlines)
MANILA — In support of the Philippine government’s campaign targeting two million annual Chinese tourist arrivals, flag carrier Philippine Airlines is ramping up operations to China by increasing flight frequency on existing routes and opening up new destinations in mainland China.
On March 25, PAL will increase its flights between the Philippines and Greater China from the current 99 times weekly to 103 times weekly.
The spike is due to the shift to DAILY Manila – Jinjiang and Manila – Guangzhou (Canton) services from the current five times weekly on each route.
The daily Manila – Jinjiang service – PR356 – leaves Manila at 11AM and arrives in Jinjiang at 1:40PM; flight PR357 departs Jinjiang at 2:30PM and touches down in Manila at 4:40PM.
The daily Manila -Guangzhou service – PR382 – departs Manila at 2:30AM and touches down in Guangzhou at 5AM ; PR383 leaves Guangzhou at 6:30AM and arrives in Manila at 8:30AM.
PAL’s multiple flights from various Chinese cities were a major factor in the huge 43.33 percent increase in the Philippines’ tourist arrivals from mainland China, a final total of 968,447 visitors for 2017.
Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan together contributed several hundred thousand more tourists, for a combined total of 1.33 million tourists hailing from the Greater China region. (Full Story Here)