Singapore Airlines and Philippine Airlines Ink Codeshare Agreement
Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have launched a new codeshare partnership. The codeshare will start on both carriers’ flights between Singapore and Manila by the end of the year, subject to regulatory approvals.
On Wednesday (November 15, 2023), Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced the launch of a new codeshare partnership with Philippine Airlines. From the fourth quarter of 2023, the codeshare will start on both airlines’ flights between Singapore and Manila. SIA will also codeshare on PAL-operated flights from Manila to 27 domestic destinations in the Philippines, while PAL will codeshare on SIA-operated flights to six destinations in Europe, including Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris, Rome and Zurich. The European codeshare flights will be rolled out in the coming weeks across all sales channels.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Philippine Airlines’ President and Chief Operating Officer, Captain Stanley K. Ng, said,
“We are happy to offer our Philippine Airlines passengers a wider range of flights between Manila and Singapore through this codeshare partnership, affirming our promise to keep building new connections and opportunities for our customers. The partnership is the product of a strengthened relationship with our fellow ASEAN mainline carrier, Singapore Airlines, and an enduring commitment to expanding our presence in Singapore, a top PAL destination that we have been serving for 58 years and counting. We also look forward to offering increased connectivity to several cities across Europe, home to many overseas Filipinos and to a growing number of tourist and business travellers whom we invite to discover the wonders of the Philippines.”
Also commenting on the new codeshare cooperation, Singapore Airlines’ CEO, Mr. Goh Choon Phong, added,
“This agreement enables Philippine Airlines and Singapore Airlines to work more closely together, and find ways to offer our customers enhanced travel connections between Singapore and the Philippines. This will support the growing demand for both business and leisure travel between the Philippines and Singapore, and beyond that to our key markets around the world.”
The new codeshare flights to Copenhagen and Milan will represent a milestone as the first-ever services to the Danish capital and the Italian commerce center by a Philippine carrier. PAL is also returning, via codeshare, to Frankfurt, Paris, Rome and Zurick, routes previously operated directly by the airline in the 1980s and 1990s. Both carriers will continue to explore codeshare expansion opportunities to more points in Europe, as well as to destinations in Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa.
The 27 onward codeshare destinations in Philippine Airlines' network via Manila include Bacolod, Basco, Busuanga, Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Calbayog, Catarman, Caticlan, Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Laoag, Legazpi, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, San Jose (Antique), Siargao, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, and Zamboanga.
Source: Singapore Airlines