Philippine Airlines has launched a new flight schedule to further optimize operational efficiency as the travel sector enters the ‘lean season’. The ‘lean season’ schedule will take effect beginning today (9 August) up to 30 November 2010.
Based on the list submitted by PAL to the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), routes with reduced frequencies include those going to and from Manila and Ozamiz, Dipolog, Puerto Princesa and Cebu. Meanwhile, there will temporarily be no flights to Cebu from Davao. This route will be reinstated during the peak season.
“Capacity rationalization is routinely done in anticipation of lower passenger volume, especially tourists, during the rainy months from August to November. It also coincides with the reduced number of PAL pilots who left for jobs abroad,” PAL president and chief operating officer (COO) Jaime Bautista said.