Philippine Airlines and American Airlines launch new codeshare partnership

Philippine Airlines and American Airlines have launched a new codeshare partnership that introduces the first marketed flights by a Philippine carrier to several US destinations and allows American’s customers to travel to the Pearl of the Orient, Manila, and the beautiful beaches of Cebu.

American’s customers are now able to book tickets through its website for codeshare flights operated by Philippine Airlines to Manila and Cebu via Tokyo. Additionally, customers will be able to fly to Manila from Honolulu and Guam.

Anmol Bhargava, American’s vice president of global alliances and partnerships, said: “We are excited to partner with Philippine Airlines, which will provide our customers seamless connections to Manila, the capital and economic hub of the region, and Cebu, the gateway to countless tropical islands with pristine beaches.

“The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, and we look forward to continuing to enhance our partnership with Philippine Airlines.”

Philippine Airlines has placed its ‘PR’ code on American’s flights between Los Angeles and seven US cities, including Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando and Washington, D.C., enabling excellent connectivity with PAL’s trans-Pacific service.

Eric David Anderson, PAL’s chief commercial officer, added: “This partnership with American Airlines unlocks more options for customers travelling between Asia and the United States.

“We are delighted to deliver on our long-term strategy of continuing to build our global reach. We look forward to creating more opportunities for travellers to discover the wonders of the Philippines.”

Philippine Airlines operates twice-daily nonstop flights to Los Angeles, daily flights to San Francisco and multiple weekly flights to New York, Honolulu and Guam.