Emirates and Philippine Airlines announce international partnership

Emirates and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have signed an interline agreement to expand the connectivity for passengers of both airlines to new destinations in their network with connections in Manila or Dubai using a single ticket and baggage check-in.

The mutual interline partnership that has come into effect will provide Emirates customers with access to 19 domestic destinations in the Philippines operated by Philippine Airlines, including Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Cotabato, Davao, Iloilo, Kalibo and others, as well as two Asian regional destinations. destinations with transfers in Manila.

Emirates and Philippine Airlines Announce Global Partnership

Philippine Airlines passengers will benefit from access to Emirates' global network and seamlessly fly to 21 cities outside of Dubai to European destinations such as London, Rome, Frankfurt, Barcelona, ​​Paris and Kuwait, as well as Jeddah and other regions of the Middle East, Africa and India.

Flights are now available for booking on emirates.com, philippineairlines.com, the Emirates and PAL mobile apps, travel agency offices and online.

Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates,commented: commented: “The Philippines is one of our strongest markets and we are delighted to sign a new interline agreement with the country's flag carrier. The partnership with Philippine Airlines will help create new trade and tourism links, boosting inbound traffic and expanding Emirates' presence in East Asia. We look forward to providing our partner's customers with additional travel options on Emirates' destinations across the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. We also plan to include additional connections in Cebu City in the coming months to expand our collaboration.”

Bud Britanico, Philippine Airlines VP of Sales,said: “We are excited to enter into a new interline partnership with Emirates that will increase the choice for Philippine Airlines passengers and give them access to more destinations in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa on our flights with a connection in Dubai. We aim to expand our presence in international markets and interesting destinations and support business and leisure travel for travelers from all over the world, as well as provide better services to our Filipino compatriots living and working abroad.”

Emirates for the first time began flying to Manila in 1990 and has since expanded its network to include Cebu and Clark. The airline currently operates 25 weekly flights to three destinations in the Philippines.

Emirates flights to Manila, Cebu and Clark are operated by modern Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in three-class and two-class configurations. On Boeing 777 flights in three-class configuration, passengers are offered 8 First Class cabins, 42 fully reclining seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class. Emirates passengers traveling to and from the Philippines can enjoy multiple award-winning services and industry-leading products, including locally-inspired dishes and free drinks, on board and on the ground. Also waiting for passengers during the flight is the ice in-flight entertainment system, which offers almost 5,000 entertainment channels in more than 40 languages, including movies, TV shows, an extensive music library, as well as games, audio books and podcasts.

With the signing of an agreement with Philippine Airlines, the number of Emirates interline partners has increased to 120. The airline also has codeshare agreements with 27 carriers. These partnerships enable Emirates to respond quickly to the dynamic travel industry while meeting the ever-changing needs of its customers.


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