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Filipino carrier plans Gulf expansion

Philippine Airlines to launch routes to the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Filipino carrier plans Gulf expansion
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Philippine Airlines (PAL) is to launch new routes into the Middle East as part of its expansion in the region.

PAL has announced it is to launch 12 new destinations, including Abu Dhabi on October 1, Doha on November 1, Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam on December 1 and Dubai on November 1.

“From UAE, for example, overseas Filipino workers can easily connect to other key cities or countries through PAL’s airline partners in the Gulf,” the airline said in a statement.

With the opening of its Middle East gateways, PAL will become the Philippine carrier with the widest footprint in the region.

In January, the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific, announced it will operate direct daily flights between Manila and Dubai, beginning October 7, 2013.

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