Philippine Airlines (PAL) use to have flights to Catarman until some years ago when it stopped and only Asian Spirit Airlines was left to service travelers opting to fly to and from Catarman. In comes, PAL Express, Philippine Airlines' low-fare brand, and a direct competitor with the fledgling Cebu Pacific budget airlines.
PAL Express will start flying to Catarman from its secondary hub in Manila on July 17. PAL will launch three flights to Catarman per week. The flag carrier said the 76-seater Bombardier Q400 aircraft will be deployed on the new route. PAL Express' main hub is at Mactan International Airport in Cebu province.
PAL's ongoing promo called PAL's "Buy 1, Take 1" promo fare on all jet and turbo-prop domestic services will also apply to PAL Express' flights.
Promo sale for the new routes, however, is extended only until July 21 from the original deadline set on July 15.
The promo offers passengers a free one-way ticket for every one-way ticket bought, with all fees and surcharges waived. The complimentary ticket can be used for the return journey or for another one-way flight. Travel is valid between July 15 and October 15, 2008.