Philippine Airlines to start non-stop flights to Manila

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced it will operate four weekly non-stop flights between Manila and Doha starting March 26.
“The non-stop service will give us a better product to offer to our market which comprises 230,000 Filipino contract workers in Doha. Aside from the convenience of this direct service, passengers will get to experience in-flight service with the Heart of the Filipino, marked by warmth, care and hospitality,” said PAL President and COO Jaime J Bautista.
The Manila-Doha service shall operate every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. PR684 departs Manila at 1.30pm and arrives in Doha at 6pm local time; PR685 leaves Doha at 8pm local time and touches down in Manila at 10am.
The fleet for the route will be the 414-seater Airbus A330 with economy and premium economy from March 26 to July 14; the bi-class A330, with full-flat beds on business class, will be utilised from July 15.
Passengers will also have the option to enjoy wireless In-flight Entertainment by downloading the myPAL Player app for free in order to stream a wide selection of movies, TV shows and music from their personal laptop, tablet or smartphone. Staying online is possible while on board with myPALWi-fi which allows one to surf, browse and keep in touch with loved ones and friends.
Full-service offerings inflight include a selection of Asian and Continental cuisine and a wide array of beverages.
Each passenger is entitled to free baggage allowance of two pieces, weighing not more than 23kg each.
If a passenger is continuing onto a final destination beyond Manila, the same free baggage allowance applies. In addition, PAL’s’ mileage programme enables passengers to burn and earn miles for use for future flights. With the non-stop operations to Manila, travelers from the Middle East will now have a direct gateway to the Philippines. Upon arriving in Manila, passengers may conveniently connect to other international and Philippine domestic destinations.
Another option is for passengers to enjoy Manila before travelling to the top travel spots of the country. Domestic flights to Caticlan will enable them to visit Boracay, one of the world’s best beaches.

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