The Philippines flag carrier Philippine Airlines will resume its operations in Kuwait starting 17 January, 2016 from Philippines to Kuwait as announced during its product launch at the Holiday Inn Downtown. The event was attended by representatives from different travel and tours agencies and graced with the presence of the Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Renato Pedro Villa.
In his opening remarks, Hussam Farid Sales Manager of Al Sawan Company and local tourism company in charge of Kuwait operations expressed his overwhelming reception to the Philippine Airlines for resuming its operations in Kuwait and promised full support and assistance to the travel agencies and passengers from Philippines and Kuwait. He also announced that the operations are currently available online and travel agencies may commence bookings and reservations. Philippine Envoy to Kuwait Villa stated that tourism is one of the keys to discovering the Philippines along with its world class touristic places and fast rising economy and trade, and that with the presence of Philippine Airlines will boost further these sectors. He congratulated the local company for being a partner to the Philippine flag carrier.
Kuwait Area Manager of Philippine Airlines Orty Liscano presented a brief history on the flag carrier: features, destinations, added values, timings and other highlights differentiating the flag carrier from the existing budget aircraft from Philippines that currently flies to Kuwait. Liscano urged the travel agencies and local Philippine media to assist in raising awareness of the flag carrier’s better services and features. Philippine Airlines boasts of highly competitive prices in addition to ideal arrival and departure timings both in Kuwait and Philippines. Posts on social media immediately went viral.
“We have been looking forward to the Philippine Airlines to finally resume its operations in the Middle East. Definitely its features and services are beyond compare to the other Philippine aircraft that flies to Kuwait. There are added values that no other aircrafts offer in addition to its highly competitive rates,” said Filipino Overseas Worker. Its maiden flight will arrive in from the Philippines on 17 January and will fly to Manila on the 18th. Flights are scheduled four times per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
By Ricky Laxa