24 June, 2018

New security checks for US and UK bound Philippine Airlines passengers as they launch new route to Seoul

A new route linking South Korea's Seoul Incheon airport with the popular resort of Palawan in the Philippines has been launched by the national carrier Philippine Airlines.

The new daily flight will be served by a 199-seat Airbus A321 and marks the first direct route between South Korea and the island province. Airport officials indicate they expect some 120,000 passengers each year will use the direct link.

Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines has complied with new US and UK regulatory requirements and enhanced its security measures concerning powders.  For the carriers, US-bound flights the airline will screen powder-like substances on a random continuous basis aside from screening all electronic devices larger than a mobile smartphone effective 30 June 2018. The airline advises passengers that there will be slightly different check-in counter and gate screening set up and to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before flight departure.

Philippine Airlines is now implementing enhanced security measures for its UK-bound flights – Manila-London Heathrow - by way of additional random screening of check-in baggage and gate screening procedures of passengers and hand carry baggage, again it asks passengers to arrive at the airport at least three hours prior to departure.