By: AirTravellerPH Staff
Philippine Airlines (PAL) recently removed its planned service increase for its Manila - Guam flights in its recent schedule update. PAL originally planned a service increase beginning March 5, 2020 from 7 to 9 weekly flights. PAL will be retaining its daily PR110 and PR111 flights utilizing its Airbus A321 aircraft. On the other hand, PR2110 and PR2111 reservations are no longer available.
The expanded service was supposed to be PR2110 twice weekly flights every Thursday and Saturday; and PR2111 operating every Friday and Sunday. This flight which was supposed to be operated by the PAL group's PAL Express can no longer be booked.
PAL is retaining its daily Manila-Guam services; PR110 which departs Manila at 10:05pm and arrives Guam at 4:05am the following day; and PR111 which departs Guam at 6:20am and arrives in Manila at 8:20am. Both utilizes the A321 aircraft.
United Airlines (UA) has previously raised objections to the proposed codeshare agreement between Philippine Airlines and PAL Express. UA has lodged a submission to the United States' Department of Transportation asking them to defer the application of Air Philippines Corporation (PAL Express), seeking to leverage the agreement for more slots at Manila.
Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has been overly congested the past few years and obtaining more slots would be difficult. Local airlines Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Philippines AirAsia have expanded their operations in Clark and Cebu to help decongest NAIA. PAL has recently announced the opening of its Cebu to Los Angeles direct flights where passengers from the Visayas and Mindanao region may now fly directly to the United States West Coast without having to pass through NAIA.