PAL welcomes Hokkaido government officials

/ 09:52 AM November 22, 2018

As a show of support for PAL’s forthcoming new route, Hokkaido government officials led by Vice Governor Hitoshi Kubota paid a courtesy call on PAL President and COO Jaime J. Bautista at the PAL Corporate Headquarters in Pasay City today.

Vice Governor Kubota stressed that “Tourist spots and destinations in Hokkaido are open for domestic and international tourists. It is business as usual. The region has recovered from the September 6 earthquake.”


The Hokkaido government is in the midst of organizing tourism promotional campaigns to drive travelers to this Japanese Region.

For his part, Mr. Bautista reiterated that PAL’s newest route – Manila – Sapporo – Manila – aims to serve the growing demand for direct flights to one of Japan’s popular travel destinations, especially Filipino tourists.

He said, “Philippine Airlines’ upcoming new service between Manila and Sapporo – starting December 7, 2018 – will further boost the flag carrier’s presence in Japan.”

PR406 leaves Manila every Monday/ Wednesday / Friday at 1:55AM and arrives in Sapporo at 8:30AM. PR405 departs Sapporo on the same days at 9:45AM and touches down in Manila at 2:15PM.

PAL is all set for the 5 hour 30 minute maiden journey which will utilize the brand new 168-seater Airbus single-aisle A321 NEO aircraft, with 12 full-flat business class seats and 156 economy seats with wider legroom and inseat TV monitors on all seats, Wi-fi connection, reduced noise levels and myPAL e-Suite to access over 300 hours of inflight entertainment selections. /cbb

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