Aviation roundup: PAL, Cebu Pacific and Korean Air

Here's our weekly roundup of new air routes and other aviation news.

Philippines' outbound prospects are suffering from a weak peso, rising fares, and inflation

PAL postpones Delhi service
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has postponed the launch of flights from Delhi until further notice, attributing this to the trip cancellations that ensued from India-Pakistan border tensions.

Ticket holders of flights between Manila and New Delhi may opt to reroute their tickets to any regional destination within 30 days from the original travel date, or have the cost refunded. Affected passengers may call PAL’s reservations hotline (+63) 2 855 8888 or toll free number 1-800-I-FLY-PAL, or visit the nearest PAL ticketing office or partner travel agent where they booked their flight.

Cebu Pacific to commence Shanghai-Cebu service
Cebu Pacific will begin six-times-weekly flights between Shanghai and Cebu starting April 15, 2019. Flights depart Shanghai on the evenings of Monday through to Saturday, with just under four hours’ flying time.

Korean Air announces changes to summer schedule, new routes
Korean Air has announced changes to its flight schedule for the 2019 summer season, and new flights to Boston.

From April 12, Korean Air will launch a scheduled service between Seoul and Boston, in cooperation with joint venture partner, Delta Air Lines. Separately, the flight from Incheon to Seattle will be changed to 16.00 to “create synergy with Delta’s network within the US”.

In addition, starting June 1, the airline will begin a direct service between Incheon and Asahikawa, Hokkaido five times a week.

From March 31, flights between Incheon and Istanbul will increase from four to five times a week. The Incheon-Zagreb service, which launched in September 2018, maintains operation three times a week.

Korean Air will resume operation of its direct flight to the Russian city Irkutsk on April 22 and to St Petersburg from April 28. These routes do not operate in the winter season, but serve to provide flight options to Russia and Northern Europe during the summer.

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