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AirPhil Express & PAL’s new GenSan flights skeds

Philippine Airlines and sister company AirPhil Express recently released new schedules for their flights to and from General Santos City which take effect on October 28, 2012 (for PAL) and October 28, 2012 (for APx).

The revised schedules will leave AirPhil Express with only one flight daily servicing the Tuna Capital with its Cebu-GenSan-Iloilo route.  Philippine Airlines will take over AirPhil Express‘ Iloilo-GenSan-Iloilo flight and its Manila-GenSan-Manila afternoon flights every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

This gives General Santos City through Philippine Airlines two flights in and out of Manila three times a week.

Nothing actually ground-breaking with this new arrangement.  They could have added flights out of GenSan to other destinations like Zamboanga and Clark instead.  I read from blogger Libotero however that, the swapping of flight schedules will also be  be timed with the reverting of AirPhil Express to its former name, PAL Express which it carried when it was just bought by the national carrier.

Whatever PAL’s reasons are, let’s expect PAL Express to be even more aggressive as a budget airline now that it carries the company’s flagship brand this time around.



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Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. jhie says:

    wla po bang flight afternoon manila to general antos?pra pwd mgconecting nlang kng gling ng nagoya japan no ned to overnight in manila

    1. bariles says:

      @jhie, meron. Please review the blog post again. Nakalagay doon. Thanks. 🙂

  2. toinks says:

    Sana nga may late night time glifht from MNL-GES.

  3. Tommy says:

    i missed a flight in the evening from Manilla to Gensan alot of international flights arrive about 6 to 8pm and “we” have to wait 12-14 hours for a flight to Gensan
    (22 november flight was very crowded)

  4. jf says:

    Mayron na ba yan flite sked na Manila-Gensan 6:45 PM to 8:25 PM???

  5. mikeang says:

    parang baliktad yung route sa afternoon flight ng Gensan Manila./Manila-Gensan

  6. White Knight says:

    Actually we are still lucky compared to other cities in Mindanao particularly Zamboanga & Cotabato where PAL will seize their Manila flight operations within this year. I have read this news the other day thru Philippine Daily Inquirer. Instead they will replace this flight with their sister airline company-Airphil Express (w/c was already operational). Maybe to compete head to head with Cebu Pacific. I just hope Airphil or Cebu Pacific will open direct flight – GES to TAGBILARAN v.v.(Bohol) which is very viable as I see it. GES-CDO v.v, GES-BUT v.v, GES-ZAM v.v., GES-PAGADIAN v.v & GES-BACOLOD v.v. are also potential.

  7. toinks says:

    Sana may daily night time flight na going to Manila and Cebu.

  8. toinks says:

    It is actually GenSan-Iloilo-GenSan and not Iloilo-GenSan-Iloilo. Base from the schedule, the plane will be coming from Manila then off to Iloilo then on to GenSan and back to Manila. Parang Hub na pala ng PAL ang GenSan kung ganun.

  9. Alexis says:

    I have to try this evening flight from GenSan!

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