August 2014 Service Changes

Philippine Airlines (PAL)

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  • Starting on August 1, PR100/101 will fly between Manila for Honolulu four times a week (daily except Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).
  • Starting August 6, PR720/721, which flies between Manila and London will see an Airbus A340-300 instead of the Boeing 777-300ER.  This aircraft assignment is expected to be maintained through the winter timetable.  Frequencies and departure times nonetheless will remain unchanged.  
  • PR104/105, which flies between Manila and San Francisco, will be served by the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on a daily basis starting August 31.  This is one day earlier than originally scheduled.  Consequently, it means that the Boeing 747-400's last flight on this route will be slated for August 30.  
  • PR896, which flies from Manila to Taipei at 6:00 am, will have its final Friday flight on August 15.  It will be replaced by PR894 on August 22, which will depart Manila for Taipei at 12:35 pm.  
  • One of the return flights from Taipei to Manila, PR899, will see changes to its schedules within the month of August.  It will fly on Tuesdays from August 5 to 19 at 9:15 pm, and Saturdays at 8:15 pm (August 2 to 16) and 6:50 pm (August 23 until further notice).  Its Wednesday, Friday and Sunday schedules are unchanged.
  • PR730/731, which flies between Manila and Bangkok, will be switching to the high-density, all-Economy class Airbus A330 on August 4, more than two-and-a-half months than earlier anticipated. 
Cebu Pacific/Tiger Air Philippines

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  • Cebu Pacific will add or reinstate the following flights between Manila and Cebu effective August 1:
    • 5J559 departs Manila for Cebu at 4:10 am (daily).
    • 5J563 departs Manila for Cebu at 7:00 am (daily).
    • 5J560 departs Cebu for Manila at 6:05 am (daily except Tuesdays and Saturdays).
    • 5J562 departs Cebu for Manila at 8:30 am (daily).
    • 5J564 departs Cebu for Manila at 8:45 am (daily).
  • Cebu Pacific will add or reinstate the following flights between Manila and Davao effective August:
    • August 8 to 10: 5J975 departs Manila for Davao at 10:55 am (daily).
    • August 11 to 31: 5J8975 departs Manila for Davao at 11:10 am (daily).
    • August 8 to 10: 5J965 departs Manila for Davao at 12:00 pm (daily).
    • August 8 to 10: 5J966 departs Davao for Manila at 1:20 pm (daily).
    • August 8 to 10: 5968 departs Davao for Manila at 2:25 pm (daily).
    • August 11 to 31: 5J8968 departs Davao for Manila at 2:25 pm (daily).   
  • 5J853, which flies from Manila to Zamboanga, will depart Manila at 4:45 pm for the entire month of August.  Its return flight, 5J854 will depart Zamboanga at 7:05 pm during the same period.
  • 5J219 will fly from Cebu to Butuan starting August 1 at 7:40 am.  The return flight, 5J220, will then fly back from Butuan at 8:55 am.
  • 5J597, which flies from Cebu to Davao will see a reduction of service to five times a week starting August 19 until June 21, 2015.  The return flight, 5J598 will also experience a corresponding reduction on August 19.  Both flights will not operate on Thursdays and Sundays.
  • 5J931, which flies from Manila to Bangkok, will only be operated four times a week from August 2 to 28: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  The return flight, 5J932, will only be flown on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Daily service for both flights resumes on August 29.
  • 5J7944, which flies from Manila to Dubai, will fly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from August 5 to August 24.  On August 25, it will fly on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  The same goes for the return flight, 5J7945.  
  • 5J188, which flies from Manila to Seoul (Incheon), will depart Manila at 3:25 pm from August 19 until further notice.  The return 5J189 departs Seoul at 9:35 pm.
Foreign Carriers

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  • As previously reported, five foreign carriers are expected to transfer from Ninoy Aquino International Airport's (NAIA) Terminal 1 to Terminal 3.  The move-in dates are as follows:
    • August 1: Delta Airlines (for departures; arrivals commence on July 31)
    • August 3: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
    • August 15: Emirates 
    • Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines have not yet publicly announced a definite move-in date but are still expected to do so within August. 
Keep visiting Philippine Flight Network for more updates on service changes. Passengers who have flights during the month are also advised to check with their carrier for any important updates.  


  1. And from August 04, PAL will be using the all-economy A330 for the MNLBKKMNL route (PR730/731) instead of commencing on October 26, according to the timetable.

    1. Hi hybridace, PAL changed the timetable again. Looks like they will now use it from 18 Aug onwards. The timetable also indicates that the all-economy plane will be used on 15 Aug but will revert to using A340 on 16 and 17 Aug. I guess we will be seeing this wait-and-see behavior from PAL more often.

  2. First, change the configuration of new Airbus A330-300 of Philippine Airlines into 8 abeast for economy class and 7 for premium economy and put personal in-flight screen on each seats and not a tablet which will provide by their own or borrow to PAL with payment.

  3. Singapore Airlines transfer is Sept. 1 while Cathay Pacific transfer is Sept 17


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