China Airlines and Philippine Airlines have commenced codeshare services on the Taipei (Taoyuan)-Manila v.v. route. The combined codeshare services of the two airlines offer 21 flights a week, providing passengers between Taiwan and the Philippines with more flights to choose from. Through the new partnership, there will now be three (3) Taipei (Taoyuan)-Manila flights everyday: in the morning, in the afternoon and at night.
Sun Huang-hsiang, Chairman of China Airlines, and Jaime J. Bautista, President and COO of Philippine Airlines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding during their Summit meeting today, reaffirming the partnership and both carriers’ plan to expand the cooperation on passenger and cargo operations. The two airlines are considering future expansion of their cooperation in order to provide passengers with even more convenient and high quality air transportation services.
China Airlines and Philippine Airlines are both aggressively developing the Southeast Asia market and have extensive aviation networks. China Airlines now flies to 16 passenger Southeast Asia destinations served by 155 flights a week. For flights to the Philippines, apart from the 14 weekly flights on the Taipei (Taoyuan)-Manila route there are also four weekly flights on the Kaohsiung-Manila route, and four weekly flights on the Taipei (Taoyuan)-Boracay route for a total of 22 flights a week. Philippine Airlines currently flies from Manila to 6 passenger destinations in Southeast Asia and operates around 166 flights a week. (2015/12/14)