KUWAIT: Philippine Airlines Incorporated (PAL) will relaunch direct flights between Kuwait and Manila from Jan 18, 2016. “We are ready and very happy to be back in Kuwait. For some reasons we stopped the route many years back, but we are now ready to do business and serve our fellow Filipinos and other nationals desiring better services. We are here to fulfill their dreams,” said Orty Liscano, Area Manager Kuwait, reminding that Philippine Airlines is among the earliest commercial airlines in Asia.
Liscano urged travel agencies and media representative to assist them in spreading the news and awareness about the entry of the flag carrier and its offerings.
Al-Sawan Company is the local Philippine Airline partner in charge of Kuwait operations, and assured its full support and cooperation to the travelling public and passengers. The announcement was made at a launch event at Holiday Inn Downtown, and representatives of various travel and tour agencies were in attendance. Reservations can be made online or by visiting its Kuwait City offices.
Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa lauded Philippine Airlines for the inaugural launch scheduled for next week. “We are very happy to welcome this new development, especially for our ‘kababayans’ (fellow Filipinos), who will now have several options for their travel plans to Manila. I am hoping that the launch of Philippine Airline boosts relations not just economically between two friendly countries, but most importantly our tourism destinations back home. We hope to convince more Kuwaitis and other nationals to visit and enjoy the most scenic and world-class destinations throughout the country. We pray for more business, safe journeys and commercial exchanges,” he added.
Flights will be four times a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Philippine Airline was founded in 1941 and is the first and oldest commercial airline operating under its original name.
By Ben Garcia