The Philippines and Singapore Airways Strike New Codeshare Agreement to Expand Flight Options
In recent news, Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have inked a new codeshare partnership to provide more travel options for passengers flying to and from the Philippines and Singapore. This new agreement is set to take effect in the fourth quarter of 2023.
The newly formed codesharing agreement between PAL and SIA will enable passengers to access a wider array of flights linking Manila and Singapore. This collaboration will allow the partner airlines to market and sell tickets to various domestic and international destinations.
The codeshare agreement is set to commence on SIA and PAL flights connecting Singapore and Manila, pending regulatory approvals.
Under the agreement, PAL will codeshare on SIA’s flights to major European cities such as Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris, Rome, and Zurich. These European codeshare sectors will gradually become available in PAL and SIA’s sales channels, including online platforms and travel agencies.
“It’s a product of a strengthened relationship with our fellow Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) mainline carrier, Singapore Airlines, and an enduring commitment to expanding our presence in Singapore, a top PAL destination that we have been serving for 58 years and counting,” said Captain Stanley K. Ng, PAL president and CEO.
Meanwhile, SIA will codeshare on PAL’s flights to 27 destinations in the Philippines, including Bacolod, Busuanga, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, and many more.
“This agreement enables Philippine Airlines and Singapore Airlines to work more closely together and find ways to offer our customers enhanced travel connections between Singapore and the Philippines,” said SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong.
The partnership also paves the way for potential expansion into other regions, including Europe, Australia, India, New Zealand, and South Africa.