14-Mar-2011 10:19 AM

Philippine Airlines to drop Riyadh route

Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced plans to withdraw its Manila-Riyadh service from 02-Apr-2011, citing losses on the sector for the decision (The Philippine Star/AME Info, 13-Mar-2011). "There are not enough passengers taking this flight to justify its continued operation. Revenues earned are not enough to cover cost of operations," PAL said. The carrier resumed its Riyadh services in Mar-2009 after initially halting operations in Mar-2006.