The FINANCIAL — PAL Express is eyeing Saipan, an island-territory in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, as its next destination.
With Filipinos comprising close to 35% (19,000) of the total population, the planned flights will provide them a convenient link to their home country.
The new flights will attract Saipan residents to fly to Manila and interconnect to any of the domestic and international destinations of the PAL network, according to PAL.
PALex said, “Our goal is to address the clamor for new routes in order to best serve the needs of the market. As we tap new markets and build on existing ones, we aim to ensure connectivity across the route network of the PAL Group by providing the required flight frequencies and schedules.”
The planned twice weekly flights to and from Saipan will utilize the bi-class 156-seater A320 fleet.