The Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday announced that it is eyeing to launch new routes from Manila to three Asian destinations this year.

In a statement, PAL president and COO Jaime Bautista said that the new routes will be launched in March of 2019.

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“We are launching three new routes for the first half of 2019,” said Bautista.

Starting March 31, PAL is launching four weekly flights from Manila to Hanoi in Vietnam and by April 1, PAL is slated to start flying five times weekly from Manila to Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

Pending regulatory approval, the airline intends to fly from Manila to New Delhi in India by the second week of April.

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“India is the air travel growth market of the future and a new economic power. So our link to Delhi improves the Philippines’ connectivity with the global economy,” Bautista said.

“We are enthusiastic about our New Delhi route because, for the first time, we have the right-sized aircraft for the Indian market,” he added, noting that the airline will use Airbus A321neos.

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