Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, has just released its full schedule of operational flights for the rest of August 2020, after Metro Manila has been placed back under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The list covers domestic and international routes.

❗️IMPORTANT❗️ This post was last updated on August 18, 2020. Because the status and schedule of flights change quickly during these extraordinary times, make sure to check with PAL first for possible adjustments. Visit their official website or Facebook page for the latest updates.

In addition, contact the local government of your origin and destination for the most recent restrictions and requirements before booking a flight.

International Flights

Note: Some flights bound for Manila may be rerouted to Cebu or Clark due to limited COVID-19 testing slots in the capital. In this case, rerouted passengers will need to undergo testing and quarantine in Cebu or Clark, where they will wait for the result, which usually takes 24-48 hours. If negative, PAL will arrange the transfer to Manila.

Before booking, always check with the government of the country of destination for the latest list of requirements and restrictions. Some may have recently updated their policies.

Manila – Los Angeles – Manila
Every Tue / Wed / Fri / Sun

Manila – San Francisco – Manila
Every Wed / Sat

Manila – New York
Every Friday

New York – Manila
Every Saturday

Manila – Honolulu – Manila
Every Thursday, effective August 20

Manila – Toronto
Every Wednesday

Toronto – Manila
Every Thursday

Manila – Vancouver – Manila
Every Thursday, effective August 22

Manila – Guam
Every Saturday

Guam – Manila
Every Sunday

Manila – London (Heathrow) – Manila
Every Thursday

Manila – Sydney
August 19 and 31

Sydney – Manila
August 20 and September 1

Manila – Singapore – Manila
Every Mon / Wed / Fri
Every Wed / Sat, effective August 19
Note: August 14 PR508 will be rerouted to Cebu

Manila – Kuala Lumpur – Manila
Every Saturday

Manila- Jakarta
August 23

Jakarta- Manila
August 24

Bangkok – Manila
August 15 and 29

Manila- Tokyo (Haneda)- Manila
Every Mon / Wed / Sun

Manila – Tokyo (Narita) – Manila
Every Tue / Thu / Fri

Cebu – Tokyo (Narita) – Cebu
August 15

Manila – Fukuoka – Manila
Every Sunday

Manila – Osaka (Kansai) – Manila
Every Tue / Fri/ Sun

Manila – Nagoya – Manila
Every Wed / Sat

Manila – Hong Kong – Manila
Every Friday

Manila – Taipei – Manila
Every Wednesday

Manila – Dubai – Manila
Every Tue / Thu

Manila – Dammam- Manila
Every Mon / Fri

Manila – Riyadh- Manila
Every Tue / Sat

Manila – Doha- Manila
Every Thursday

Manila – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Manila
Every Wednesday

Manila – Seoul (Incheon) – Manila
August 26, September 9 & 23


Domestic Flights

Some adjustments or cancellations may happen depending on the changing entry requirements and restrictions implemented by respective local government units (LGUs).

The list below applies to flights from August 19.

Clark – Davao – Clark*,***
Every Friday

Cebu – Tacloban – Cebu
Every Thu / Sat

Cebu – Dumaguete – Cebu
Every Mon / Thu

Cebu – Cagayan de Oro – Cebu
Every Wed / Sun

Cebu – Davao – Cebu*
Every Tuesday

Cebu – Zamboanga – Cebu**
Every Monday

Cebu – Dipolog – Cebu
Every Mon / Fri, except Aug 17

Manila – Basco – Manila
August 30

Laoag – Manila
Every Thursday, effective Aug 20

Manila – Legazpi – Manila
Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun

Manila- Puerto Princesa- Manila
Every Wed / Sat

Manila – Cebu – Manila
2x daily, effective Aug 19

Manila – Bacolod – Manila
Every Mon / Fri, effective August 24

Bacolod – Manila
Every Sunday, effective August 23

Manila – Iloilo – Manila
Every Wednesday

Iloilo – Manila
Every Mon / Fri, effective August 21

Manila – Catarman – Manila
Every Friday, effective August 21

Manila – Dumaguete – Manila
Every Tue / Fri, effective August 21

Manila- Kalibo- Manila
Every Fri / Sun, effective August 21

Manila – Roxas – Manila
Every Monday, effective August 24

Manila – Tacloban – Manila
Every Mon / Wed / Sat

Manila – Butuan – Manila
Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun

Manila – Cotabato – Manila
Every Tue / Thu / Sat, effective August 20
Every Mon / Tue / Wed / Thu / Sat), effective August 24

Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun), effective August 19
Daily, effective August 25

Manila – Dipolog – Manila
Every Wed / Fri / Sun

Manila – Davao – Manila*
Every Mon/ Thu, effective August 20

Manila – General Santos – Manila****
Every Mon / Thu, effective August 20

Manila – Ozamiz – Manila
Every Mon / Wed / Fri

Manila – Pagadian – Manila
Every Tue / Thu / Sun, effective August 20
August 26 & 29

Manila – Zamboanga – Manila**
Every Mon / Thu, effective August 20

*Travelers to Davao are encouraged to submit prior to check-in a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before the travel date to avoid doing the test and waiting for the result at the airport. Children under 12 years are exempted provided that the accompanying adult has a negative RT-PCR result.

**Travelers to Zamboanga must undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival and a 14-day quarantine.

***Travelers to Clark who wish to enter Angeles City must also present a negative COVID-19 test result at the boundary checkpoint.

****Travelers to General Santos must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the last 72 hours prior to check in.

PAL also shares that they plan to add more routes and flights in the next months, if they will be permitted by aviation authorities.


Important Reminders

  • Travel for leisure is prohibited on domestic routes. This is a government policy.
  • Arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before scheduled departure for international flights. For domestic, be at the airport at least 3 hours before.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Arrival Process at the airport. Here are step-by-step guides: Manila Process, Cebu Process.
  • Before booking, always check with the local government of both your origin and destination for travel and health documents that may be required. These documents vary depending on the province or city and change from time to time, so get in touch with the local government for the most updated requirements.
  • Follow the NEW NORMAL guidelines at the airport and inside the aircraft. We have a separate post detailing the step-by-step procedures to follow before, during, and after the flight. Read here: PAL HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES!
  • Because the status of flights changes quickly especially during these uncertain times, before making any move, always double check with PAL first to get the latest flight status. You may check their official website or Facebook page.

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Canceled Flights

If you have booked a flight with PAL before and your flight is canceled, you will be informed directly.

For more information about how to rebook, get a refund or convert your booking to a travel voucher, we have a separate post here: OPTIONS FOR CANCELED PAL FLIGHTS DUE TO COVID-19!



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