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PAL to open Papua New Guinea service on Dec 18.

Starting December 18, Philippine Airlines (PAL) will open flights to Papua New Guinea as part of its expansion in the Oceania region.

This will provide an easy route for Filipinos living and working in Papua New Guinea to their native home. Around 30,000 Filipino professionals are based in Papua New Guinea.

In a statement, the PAL said it will have thrice-weekly service to Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea, every Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. It utilizes the 156-seater Airbus 320.

Port Moresby will become PAL's 39th international destination.

"After its successful inaugural in Cairns and Auckland, PAL continues its expansion in the Oceania Region by resuming flights in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. It allows PAL to be of service to the travel needs of tourists and businessmen both from Manila and Papua New Guinea," said PAL President and COO Jaime J. Bautista.

Papua New Guinea is the South Pacific island's largest city. Jackson International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Papua New Guinea.

The new flight will also allow residents of Papua New Guinea to discover and connect to PAL's 30 domestic and 39 international destinations.

The Manila-Port Moresby route of PAL starts at a rate of USD720 for economy class and USD 2132 for business class, while the Port Moresby- Manila route starts at PGK1,768 for economy class and PGK8, 678 for business class.

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