Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Philippine Airlines has officially announced that they will be launching new flights to RUH-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from March 28th. PAL will be flying four times per week nonstop from its Manila hub base using a 433 seater Boeing 747-400. PAL's B 744s seat 50 in business class and 383 in economy class.
In Saudi Arabia, approximately 1.5 million Filipino workers reside there working in service industry related jobs all across the country. PAL's entry into the market will negatively effect the market share of SV, CX, GF, EK, QR, EY and KU who target the high volume of passengers flying from Saudi Arabia to Manila via their respective hubs. The flight schedule is as follows:
Days of operation: TUE/THU/SAT/SUN
PR 658 Dep MNL 1820 Arr RUH 2300
PR 659 Dep RUH 0030 Arr MNL 1500