PAL resumes Clark-Basco flights

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  • Philippine Airlines on July 2 resumed flights between Clark, Pampanga and Basco, Batanes
  •  The restored route now operates four times weekly every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  •  The 86-seater De Havilland Dash 8-400 next generation will be utilized for the Clark-Basco route

Philippine Airlines (PAL) on July 2 resumed flights between Clark, Pampanga and Basco, Batanes.

The restored route now operates four times weekly every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday via PR 2688 (Clark–Basco) departing Clark International Airport (CRK) at 11:00 AM and arriving in Basco at 12:35PM.

The Basco-Clark service operates via PR 2689 on the same days, leaving the island at 01:00 PM, and touching down in the Central Luzon gateway at 2:35 PM, the flag carrier said in a statement.

PAL earlier said the direct service between Clark and Batanes will provide travelers in Central and North Luzon ease and convenience as there is no need to go to Manila by land to connect to Basco.

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

PAL Express president Rabbi Vincent Ang said, “It gives us great pride to meet the demand for flights out of Central Luzon, a strategic gateway to Northern, Central and Southern Philippines. From Clark, leisure and business travelers can likewise connect to other PAL domestic destinations via our Cebu hub.”

For his part, CRK operator Luzon International Premiere Airport Development president and chief executive officer Noel Manankil said: “This flight not only opens up opportunities to explore this unique destination but also strengthens our commitment towards convenient travel options for all. Your efforts contribute immensely to promoting tourism, and economic growth not only for Batanes but also for the entire Central Luzon.”

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