Philippine Airlines launches PNG service

1:54 pm on 21 December 2015

Philippine Airlines has launched flights to Papua New Guinea as it looks to expand in the Oceania region.

In a statement, PAL said it will fly to Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, three times a week - every Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

The flag carrier will use an Airbus 320 for the flights.

The introduction of the service comes after PAL recently launched flights to Cairns, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

The new Manila to Moresby service will cater mostly to Filipino overseas workers, with an estimated 30,000 Filipinos based in PNG.

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