Emirates and Philippine Airlines Announce Interline Partnership
Emirates and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have signed an interline agreement to boost connectivity for passengers of both air carriers to new destinations on each other’s networks via Manila and Dubai, using a single ticket and one baggage policy.
The interline partnership provides Emirates’ passenger access to 19 Philippine domestic destinations operated by Philippine Airlines.
“The Philippines is one of our strongest consumer markets and we’re pleased to sign a new interline agreement with the country’s flag carrier. The partnership with Philippine Airlines will help open new links for trade and tourism that will drive more inbound traffic into the market, and expand Emirates’ footprint in East Asia. We look forward to serving our partner airline’s customers with additional travel choices to Emirates destinations across the Middle East, Europe as well as the Americas, and to expanding our cooperation with plans to include additional points via Cebu in the coming months.” Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates.
Philippine Airlines passengers will benefit from access to Emirates’ global network and connect to 21 cities operated by Emirates beyond UAE to European destinations.
“We are happy to embark on this new interline partnership with Emirates that expands the choices available to Philippine Airlines passengers, who now gain easier access to more destinations across Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa via our flights to Dubai. 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.” Bud Britanico, Vice President of Sales, Philippine Airlines.
Emirates first started operations in Manila in 1990 and currently serves the Philippines with 25 weekly flights to the three gateways.
With the addition of Philippine Airlines, Emirates has interline partners with 120 air carriers and also has 27 codeshare partners.