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Philippine Airlines is bringing back its Manila-Xiamen-Manila flights starting January 13, 2023, initially with one flight per week.
The Xiamen service will have convenient morning departures.
Effective from 13 January 2023:
-PR 330 Manila-Xiamen – every Friday departing Manila at 07:30 AM, arriving in Xiamen at 09:55 AM
-PR 331 Xiamen-Manila – every Friday departing Xiamen at 11:55 AM, arriving in Manila at 02:30 PM
“The reopening of our Manila-Xiamen service is a happy development as we welcome the new year, and a good start for the restoration of our flights to and from the Chinese mainland. Philippine Airlines is continuously working towards flying back to more cities in China, with our goal of operating the largest network of flights between the Philippines and multiple cities in mainland China,” PAL Vice President for Sales Bud Britanico said.
“Moving forward, we are excited to serve more customers and strengthen the warm and friendly relations that unite the Chinese and Filipino people.”
The flag carrier will deploy Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the Xiamen route.
During the pandemic, PAL operated a series of authorized regular charter flights to Nanjing (from July 2020 to September 2022), Hangzhou (August 2022 to September 2022), Tianjin (from July 2022 to August 2022) and Wuhan (from August 2022 to present), while scheduled services on the airline’s regular routes were suspended.
Before the start of the COVID-19 closures, PAL had previously served 5 cities in China, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xiamen and Quanzhou (Jinjiang).