Global 4-Star carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is participating at this year’s Dinagyang festival through a free concert — dubbed Mabuhay Night — at SM Iloilo South Point on January 24, 2019.
In addition to the free concert, the airline is a sponsor at the Miss Iloilo Dinagvang 2019 pageant and will join the parade of lights by fielding an airplane-inspired float.
Urbandub, the country’s first indie rock band from Cebu, will entertain revelers during Mabuhay Night, together with actress/host/dancer Andrea Torres.
Since 2018, PAL has been participating in the country’s major festivals — Sinulog (Cebu), Ati-Atihan (Kalibo), Dinagyang (Iloilo), MassKara (Bacolod), Kadayawan (Day ao) — attracting tens of thousands of local and foreign visitors flown by PAL to the festival venues.
PAL has been flying to Iloilo since 1946, using twin-engine DC-3s. Today. PAL uses modern Airbus jets and Bombardier Q400 turboprops in flying five times a day from Iloilo International Airport to Manila, four times a day to Cebu and four flights weekly to General Santos.
|(L to R) PAL execs Marietta Casanova, Director of Commercial Mabuhay Miles, Josen Perez de Tagle, VP Corporate Communications, and Ricky de la Cruz, Iloiko Branch Manager, during press briefing at Ker & Co. Bldg. Iloilo City.|
PAL recently announced the opening of three new regional routes beginning March and April 2019 — from Manila to Hanoi (Vietnam), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and New Delhi (India) marking the opening salvo of PAL’s 2019 network expansion program.
In support of PAL’s 5-Star goal, Mabuhay Miles is launching new program features this first quarter of 2019, such as redeeming PAL tickets with Miles for all fare types, even including promo fares any day of the year.
Mabuhay Miles members also have an option to pay their PAL tickets through a combination of Miles and cash — as part of Mabuhay Miles program enhancements.
Meanwhile, Mabuhay Maritime Express, a ferry company wholly-owned by PAL, will soon launch premium ferry service from Kalibo direct to Boracay using two world-class catamarans with tri-class cabins: First Class, Premium and Regular.
Upon arriving at Kalibo International Airport, Boracay-bound passengers can take the free shuttle to the MME Kalibo Terminal being built in Barangay Pook for the fastest Kalibo-Boracay ferry service (1-1/2 hours).