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American Inks New Codeshare Agreement with Philippine Airlines

The Fort Worth-based airline is expanding its codeshare network in Asia.

An American Boeing 777-200 in Dallas/Fort Worth. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

American Airlines and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have announced a new codeshare partnership, expanding travel options between the U.S. and the Philippines. This agreement will allow American passengers to book flights on Philippine Airlines-operated aircraft to Manila and Cebu via Tokyo.

“We are excited to partner with Philippine Airlines, which will provide our customers seamless connections to Manila, the capital and economic hub of the region, and Cebu, the gateway to countless tropical islands with pristine beaches,” said Anmol Bhargava, American’s Vice President of Global Alliances and Partnerships said in a press release. “The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, and we look forward to continuing to enhance our partnership with Philippine Airlines.”

In addition to connections via Tokyo, American says that passengers will be able to fly via Honolulu and Guam to Manila. Philippine Airlines has placed its “PR” code on American flights between Los Angeles and seven U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, and Washington, D.C.

Network Strength in the Pacific

PAL joins China Southern as an American codeshare partner in Asia along with a handful of fellow oneworld carriers, including Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Malaysia Airlines. The Fort Worth-based carrier currently serves Tokyo, Shanghai, and Seoul from various U.S. hubs.

“This partnership with American Airlines unlocks more options for customers traveling between Asia and the United States,” said Eric David Anderson, PAL’s Chief Commercial Officer in a press release.

“We are delighted to deliver on our long-term strategy of continuing to build our global reach. We look forward to creating more opportunities for travelers to discover the wonders of the Philippines,” Anderson added.

Philippine Airlines operates twice-daily nonstop flights to Los Angeles along with daily flights to San Francisco. The carrier also has multiple weekly flights to New York, Honolulu, and Guam.

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