A mock booking for Philippine Airlines (PAL) interestingly showed night flights at Laguindingan Airport beginning October 27, 2013.

If you try to book a flight (CGY-MNL) on October 27 at PAL’s website HERE, you will notice a 9:05pm flight (PR 528) departing from CGY as shown below. A footnote indicates that the flight is “operated by another airline”. This schedule does not exist prior to October 27. CLICK THE IMAGE FOR LARGER VIEW.

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Likewise, the mock booking return flight to CGY from MNL (PR 527) also shows an evening flight departing from NAIA at 7:00pm and arriving at Laguindingan Airport at 8:35pm. A summary of the flight itinerary booking the night flights is shown below and consistently showed the same evening schedules. CLICK THE IMAGE FOR LARGER VIEW.

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Could this be a glitch in their online booking system? Everyone knows Laguindingan Airport is still not capable of handling night flights due to the absence of navigational equipment. I tried similar mock bookings at Cebu Pacific but did not get the evening schedules. Perhaps, this is related to DOTC’s plan to night-rate the airport before the end of the year. LINK

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