PAL Adds Direct Kuwait Flights

Grows Dubai

17 February 2017

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is terminating triangular service and will fly instead direct flights to Kuwait beginning March 26, 2017 every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday after traffic negotiations with Kuwaiti authorities for fifth freedom traffic rights between Dubai and Kuwait ended up on a negative note.

Accordingly, fifth freedom traffic rights between Bangkok and Manila granted by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to Kuwaiti Airways is likewise terminated.

Meanwhile, flights to Dubai (PR658/PR659) will grow daily leaving at 10:40 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if this has something to do with the execution of the OFW in Kuwait. But even that's not the reason, there have been disagreements between Philippines and Kuwait regarding air traffic rights as this is a lucrative route, so PAL ended up codesharing the twice weekly nonstop flights with Kuwait Airways. On one hand, this is a good move for PAL because the traffic between DXB and KWI is considerably high and is still growing. But Kuwait Airways may soon be forced to step up the competition by sending their brand new 777-300ER with the latest products.