Flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will launch today its seventh destination in China.
With the launch of flights to Jinjiang, PAL said on Friday, business travelers and members of the Chinese-Filipino community who regularly fly to Fujian province may now experience the flag-carrier’s distinct Filipino brand of inflight service marked by warmth, charm and hospitality.
PAL’s other destinations in China are Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macau.
This is the airline’s 36th international destination and 65th overall, it said.
“I am proud to announce the latest addition to the national flag carrier’s international network, Jinjiang City. With a huge number of Chinese-Filipinos tracing their origin to this part of China, the new PAL service provides them a convenient link to ‘home’,” PAL and COO Jaime J. Bautista said in a statement.
Majority of ethnic Chinese-Filipinos trace their roots to Fujian province.
More than 80 percent of them have ancestral ties in Jinjiang, part of Quanzhou City, Fujian province.
Introductory fares to Manila are being offered to Jinjiang’s business and leisure travelers as well as visiting friends and relatives as part of the flag-carrier’s inaugural flight offerings.
The new service departs from Manila at 11 a.m. via PR 356 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Jinjiang at 1:25 p.m.
Return flights on the same day will depart from Jinjiang at 2:25 p.m. via PR 357, arriving in Manila at 4:45 p.m.