The country that hosts the Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, is looking to create a direct flight route to Tel Aviv as a way to promote tourism. 


The Philippine Airlines (PAL) is currently holding communications with Israel’s Tourism Ministry to offer nonstop flights starting in October, with the aim to to serve the growing demand for travel between the Philippines and Israel. 


According to PAL Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Dexter Lee, “the Philippines is a strong source of potential travelers to Israel, which welcomes Filipinos without requiring a visa. Our countrymen have been longing for a direct flight to the Holy Land for spiritual pilgrimages or for a Mediterranean getaway when the travel climate allows. We also look forward to inviting Israelis to visit the Philippines, so our direct flights will help us restart tourism here in our country”.


The new route will consist of twice-weekly nonstop flights and would represent a comeback for the Philippines Airlines, which used to fly to Israel with great success during 1950.