Emirates and Philippine Airlines announce interline partnership

Emirates and Philippine Airlines announce interline partnership

Emirates’ passengers will have access to 19 destinations in the Philippines, including Cebu

Emirates and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have signed an interline agreement to boost connectivity for passengers of both air carriers to new points on each other’s networks via Manila and Dubai.

Using a single ticket and one baggage policy the agreement is now in effect and provides access to 19 destinations in the Philippines, including Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Cotabato, Davao, Iloilo, Kalibo.


Philippine Airlines’ passengers also benefit from access to Emirates’ global network, connecting to 21 city routes operated by Emirates beyond Dubai to European destinations, including London, Rome, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Paris, as well as Kuwait, Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and other Middle East, Africa and India stops. 

Emirates chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim commented: “The Philippines is one of our strongest consumer markets and we’re pleased to sign a new interline agreement with the country’s flag carrier. The partnership with Philippine Airlines will help open new links for trade and tourism that will drive more inbound traffic into the market, and expand Emirates’ footprint in East Asia. 

"We look forward to serving our partner airline’s customers with additional travel choices to Emirates destinations across the Middle East, Europe as well as the Americas, and to expanding our cooperation with plans to include additional points via Cebu in the coming months.”

Philippine Airlines vice president for Sales Bud Britanico added: “We're happy to embark on this new interline partnership with Emirates that expands the choices available to Philippine Airlines passengers, who now gain easier access to more destinations across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa via our flights to Dubai.  

"We are eager to expand our reach to various international markets and exciting destinations to help stimulate business, as well as provide better service to our fellow Filipinos living and working in overseas nations.”

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Emirates first started operations in Manila in 1990, and has since expanded its network to include Cebu and Clark. The airline currently serves the Philippines with 25 weekly flights to the three destinations.

With the addition of its agreement with Philippine Airlines, Emirates takes its interline partners up to 120 air carriers. The airline also has 27 codeshare partners. 

An interline agreement between airlines facilitates the coordination of passengers with an itinerary featuring multiple airlines, without the passenger having to check in again or handle baggage during the stopover. In codeshare agreements, airlines operate flights on behalf of another airline, using their flight code.

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