Philippine Airlines and Singapore Airlines have announced that they are to enter into a codeship partnership agreement. This will allow the two carriers to improve flight options for their customers traveling between the Philippines and Singapore.
Subject to regulatory approvals, the agreement will commence in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will codeshare on Philippine Airlines’ flights from Manila to 27 destinations within the Philippines, while Philippine Airlines will codeshare on Singapore Airlines’ flights to six European destinations: Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris, Rome and Zurich.
Philippine Airlines hopes to make something of a comeback through the codeshare services to Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, and Zurich – destinations that were previously served by the Philippine flag carrier back in the 1980s and 90s.
Captain Stanley K. Ng, President and Chief Operating Officer of Philippine Airlines said in a press statement: “The partnership is the product of a strengthened relationship with our fellow ASEAN mainline carrier, Singapore Airlines, and an enduring commitment to expanding our presence in Singapore, a top PAL destination that we have been serving for 58 years and counting.”
“We also look forward to offering increased connectivity to several cities across Europe, home to many overseas Filipinos and to a growing number of tourist and business travelers whom we invite to discover the wonders of the Philippines,” Ng added.
Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines said: “This agreement enables Philippine Airlines and Singapore Airlines to work more closely together, and find ways to offer our customers enhanced travel connections between Singapore and the Philippines. This will support the growing demand for both business and leisure travel between the Philippines and Singapore, and beyond that to our key markets around the world.”
The two airlines are also set to explore the possibility of expanding the codeshare agreement to include Singapore Airlines’ other routes in Europe, plus destinations in Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa.