Dubai: Emirates and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have signed an interline agreement to boost connectivity for passengers of both airlines to additional locations on each other’s networks via Manila and Dubai, using a single ticket and a shared baggage policy.
Currently, the reciprocal interline agreement allows Emirates customers access to 19 Filipino local destinations served by Philippine Airlines, including Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Cotabato, Davao, and more, as well as two Asian regional points via Manila. Besides from Dubai, passengers on Philippine Airlines have access to Emirates’ broad global network, which connects them to 21 additional destinations across the world, including London, Rome, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Paris, Kuwait, Jeddah, and other cities in the Middle East, Africa, and India.
The Philippines is one of Emirates’ biggest consumer markets, and we’re excited to announce a new interline agreement with the nation’s flag carrier, according to Chief Commercial Officer Adnan Kazim . The partnership between Emirates and Philippine Airlines will increase its presence in East Asia and open up new avenues for international trade and tourism.
In a statement, Bud Britanico, vice president of sales at Philippine Airlines, said: “We are eager to expand our reach to various international markets and exciting destinations and help stimulate business and tourist travel for global citizens, as well as provide better service to our fellow Filipinos living and working in overseas nations.”
Emirates established its first office in Manila in 1990. Since then, Cebu and Clark have been added to its network. The airline now offers 25 weekly flights from the Philippines to the three gateways. Thanks to its agreement with Philippine Airlines, Emirates currently has 120 air carriers as interline partners. For the airline, there are 27 codeshare partners.