Philippine Airlines to open Cebu – Bangkok service from 2nd December

Philippine Airlines to open Cebu – Bangkok service from 2nd December

Amidst public demand for direct non-stop flights from Asian destinations to Central Visayas, Philippine Airlines will be opening a thrice weekly Cebu-Bangkok-Cebu service starting 2nd December, 2017.The new flights will serve the route utilizing PAL’s 199-seater Airbus A321 which offers Business, Premium Economy and Economy classes of service.

Free baggage allowance, Wi-Fi connectivity, inflight entertainment and new inflight meals are among the offerings passengers will enjoy on board the 3.45 hour journey.

PR578 (CEB-BKK) departs Mactan, Cebu at 9:25PM every Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday and arrives in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 12:10AM local time. Return flight PR579 (BKK-CEB) leaves Bangkok at 1:30AM local time every Wednesday/Friday/Sunday and touches down at 6:15AM.

Travelers from Thailand now gain a convenient direct link to ‘The Queen City of the South’ and can connect to any of the following domestic destinations PAL flies to from Cebu, namely: Bacolod, Busuanga, Butuan, Cagayan, Caticlan, Davao, Camiguin, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legaspi, Ozamiz, Puerto Princesa, Siargao and Tacloban. From Cebu, visitors may also take PAL flights to Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Seoul (Incheon), Singapore, Chengdu and Beijing (Peking).



Philippine Airlines, Asia’s first airline and the country flag carrier, operates an extensive route network of 46 international destinations spanning across Asia, Australia, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Non-stop daily flights from London Heathrow Terminal 3 to Manila connect passengers to 32 domestic destinations in the Philippines and beyond.

PAL is the Philippines’ only full service carrier, with luxurious cabin amenities, inflight entertainment and connectivity, sumptuous inflight dishes, and heartwarming service.

Today, the PAL fleet consists of 83 aircraft – Boeing 777-300ER, Airbus A340, A330, A321, Bombardier Q400 and Q300. PAL is the first Philippine-based carrier certified safe by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and only airline with Business Class in domestic service.

In 2016, PAL crafted a new corporate vision – to be a five-star airline. In support of this goal, a new brand philosophy was unveiled, embodying warm and caring service that can only come from the Heart of the Filipino.

We bring the best of the Philippines and the best of the Filipino to you – the friendliness of our people, the beauty of our islands, the splendor of our sunset, the wonderful variety of our delicious food, the richness of our history and culture, the fun in our everyday life, the Heart of the Filipino.


Carl Ellis, Philippine Airlines +44 (0) 207 734 9355 / 07494 552134

Frances Tuke, Lotus, +44 (0)207 953 7470 / 0741513601