Philippine Airlines will start flying between Clark and Quanzhou (Jinjang), China by January 16 this year.
The Clark-Jinjiang route is the second international route of PAL from its Clark hub, complementing the current daily service between Manila and Jinjiang.
PAL’s 156-seater Airbus A320 will serve the brand new route.
Jinjiang is a convenient gateway to the southern part of China’s Fujian province.
Jinjiang, a county-level city of metropolitan Quanzhou, is home to the Shrine of Jose Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero.
The shrine, an exact replica of the Rizal Monument in Manila, was built in recognition of Jose Rizal’s ethnic Chinese ancestry.
Chinese tourists from Fujian who arrive in Clark can conveniently travel by land and enjoy the top spots of northern Philippines.
They may also connect to other PAL flights out of Clark that will take them to other parts of the country for some sun and sea and other forms of nature adventure.
PAL also serves Fujian via Xiamen International Airport, with daily flights between Manila and Xiamen.