PAL Clark-Basco flights to restart from July

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The 86-seater De Havilland Dash 8-400 next generation will be utilized for the Clark-Basco route. Photo from PAL.
  • Philippine Airlines will reintroduce flights between Clark and Basco, Batanes beginning July 2, 2024
  • The Clark-Basco route will operate four times weekly every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  • For travelers in Central and North Luzon, the direct service between Clark and Batanes will provide ease and convenience as there is no need to go to Manila by land to connect to Basco

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will reintroduce flights between Clark and Basco, Batanes beginning July 2, 2024.

The Clark-Basco service (PR 2688) will be mounted four times weekly every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing Clark International Airport (CRK) at 11:00am and arriving in Basco at 12:35pm.

The Basco-Clark service (PR 2689) will operate on the same days, leaving Basco at 1:00pm and touching down in CRK at 2:35pm. The direct service to scenic Basco complements PAL’s daily Manila-Basco service.

The 86-seater De Havilland Dash 8-400 next generation will be deployed for the Clark-Basco route.

For travelers in Central and North Luzon, the direct service between Clark and Batanes will provide ease and convenience as there is no need to go to Manila by land to connect to Basco, the flag carrier said in a statement.

The service is also seen to allow residents of Basco to access opportunities for travel and business and further discover other beautiful attractions across the country.

“We are delighted to revive our Clark-Basco service commencing on the third quarter of 2024,” PAL president and chief operating officer Stanley Ng said.

“Convenient connectivity is essential for travelers who wish to experience our island-destinations. We will endeavor to reopen more routes out of Clark as we continue to grow our network from Central Luzon.”

For his part, Noel Manankil, president and chief executive officer of Luzon International Premiere Airport Development, operator of CRK, welcomed the revival of PAL’s Basco route. “This renewed connection not only signifies the strengthening of ties between two vibrant destinations but also underscores the importance of Basco in the growth of Clark International Airport. With this renewed route, Philippine Airlines, thru CRK, continues to play a pivotal role in promoting tourism and fostering connections across our country,” he said.

At present, PAL flies out of CRK with daily flights to Cebu, thrice weekly to Caticlan (Boracay), and four times weekly to Busuanga (Coron), Palawan.

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