PAL Now Offers Direct Flights to Sapporo, Japan

Philippine Airlines recently launched their new service route that is certainly positive news for travelers who love and would love to visit Japan. Starting December 7, PAL flies directly to Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport from Manila.

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Flight PR406 leaves Manila every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:55AM. And flights from Sapporo under PR405 departs on the same days at 9:45AM (Japan time.)

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The travel time takes around 5 hours and 30 minutes with their new A321 NEO aircraft, meaning no more tedious transfers and you will save time that you can use instead to explore the island.

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This 168-seater Airbus with 12 full-flat business class seats and 156 economy seats.

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The A321 NEO aircraft is equipped with wider legroom, TV monitors on all seat with over 300 hours of in-flight entertainment selections, onboard Wi-fi connection, and it boasts of its reduced noise levels and less CO2 emissions. Yay to more eco-friendly aircrafts!

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Stay connected while you’re in Hokkaido with myPAL Roam’s unlimited and high-speed wifi service.

You can also avail of PAL’s pocket WiFi service – myPAL Roam. It is available across 87 countries worldwide for as low as Php 390 per day (rate varies depending on your destination). You can also connect up to 5 devices simultaneously, so it’s perfect for the whole family or barkada. For more info, you can check out

Here are some reasons why you should visit Hokkaido-Sapporo:

  1. Hokkaido is much larger than Tokyo or Osaka – meaning there is more for you to explore.
  2. As it is located at the northernmost part of Japan, expect cool temperatures all year round. Winter season in Hokkaido is magical. Being born in the tropics, to experience is on our travel bucket list and Hokkaido is the perfect destination to visit. TIP: Head to Niseko for that pure white, powdery snow!
  3. Hokkaido’s got you covered when it comes to winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. There are numerous ski resorts that you can visit for that dose of adrenaline rush.
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Better book that flight now and visit the island of Hokkaido!


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