Philippine Airlines Wants South Africa

Filipino adventurers wishing to enjoy an African safari may soon be able to look beyond Caluit Wildlife Park in Palawan if talks between officials in the Philippines and South Africa are successful.

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Carmelo Arcilla, Executive Director of the Civil Aeronautics Board announced last week that the organization was planning on pursuing air service talks with South Africa hopefully by the end of the year.  According to Arcilla, Philippine Airlines has expressed interest in expanding its global network to South Africa.

South Africa is the largest trading partner on the African continent with the Philippines and is also a major economic hub on the southern tip of the continent. "Africa as a continent is a fast-developing market," said Arcilla. "Economic activity is growing exponentially. It is a business hub there and a jump-off point to Africa."

No date has been set for talks but Arcilla hopes for the negotiations to take place by the end of the year. A successful result would enable Philippine carriers to service South Africa directly from the Philippines. Arcilla also shared that the Civil Aeronautics Board would also pursue negotiations with Israel.

The Civil Aeronautics Board is working hard to initiate negotiations in order to help the Department of Tourism satisfy its goal of 10 million foreign tourists by 2016 in addition to accommodating the rapid overseas expansion plans of local Philippine carriers Cebu Pacific and Philippines Airlines. Both airlines placed multimillion dollar orders for aircraft last year and are seeking to expand their networks and increase frequencies on routes that show strong demand.

Arcilla noted that both Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have expansion plans for long-haul routes to overseas destinations. Most of the plans include launching flights to the United States and Europe but such plans cannot proceed until bans and restrictions imposed by regulators in the respective countries are lifted. Aviation authorities in the Philippines are confident that the country's status will be changed by November. A decision by authorities in the European Union is due by July 10, 2013.


  1. There are no non-stop flights from South Africa to the Philippines. You'd fly 1-stop to either Cebu or Manila. Utilize the flight value examination apparatus on the left to book the least expensive flight bargain, and after that utilization SouthAfrica.TO markdown vouchers to further decrease flight costs! On the off chance that you have no rebate vouchers then begin procuring them with your flight to the Philippines - essentially email us a write up of your excursion and we'll send you a few vouchers.
    Thanks all. Best of luck.

  2. maybe Philippine Airlines (PAL) will get soon for flight to Africa on 2017 or 2018. but first PAL has now destiantion flight Manila-London-Manila. then soon this year on 2016 Manila-Rome-Amsterdam-Manila,Manila-Frankfurt-Madrid-Manila and Manila-Zurich-Manila. but soon.PAL has a new destination flight between Manila-Cebu-Africa-Manila and Manila-Honolulu-South America-Honolulu-Manila trips. so if but if PAL has a non-stop flights between Manila. but if PAL has a new destination flight between Africa like South Africa and Nigeria. and South America like Peru and Brazil. but PAL will have new African destinations Manila-Cebu-Johannesburg-Manila,Manila-Cebu-Cape Town-Manila and Manila-Cebu-Lagos-Manila. so this is an African destination flights trip of PAL.
    Thank You and Mabuhay


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