FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is offering promotional low fares aimed at boosting air travel during the last quarter of the year and the first six months of 2021, its spokesperson said.

“With this latest offering from Philippine Airlines, we hope to stimulate demand and boost travel during the 4th quarter of this year and first half of 2021. As we look forward to a more promising outlook for the industry in 2021, we will continue to carry out similar initiatives,” PAL Spokesperson Cielo C. Villaluna told BusinessWorld in a phone message.

PAL’s “September Deals” promotion offers passengers one-way base fares as low as P688  for domestic journeys and $99 for round-trip international flights.

“Travelers may purchase these promotional low fares from September 14 to 20, for travel during the seven months from November 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021,” PAL said in a statement.

“For flexibility, PAL passengers may enjoy free rebooking on the same booking class seven days prior to departure date,” it added.

The airline said the initiative also aims to support Philippine businesses and communities as the economy gradually reopens.

PAL currently operates flights on various domestic and international routes while implementing “strict new-normal safety measures,” it said.

Safe Travel Barometer, a unit of travel industry consulting firm VIDEC, has identified the flag carrier as one of the top 10 airlines with the highest safety credentials for travel during the pandemic, Ms. Villaluna noted. — Arjay L. Balinbin