EMBATTLED flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has reportedly put back its operations to normal, according to a statement released on Tuesday by the airline's local office in Cagayan de Oro.

In the statement, PAL said it sets new flight schedules for the three destinations that were previously cancelled.

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PAL-Cagayan de Oro manager Licerio Cruz was out when this paper visited his office Wednesday but a PAL employee said the only flight cancelled Wednesday was

PR 182 with destinations from Cagayan de Oro to Manila and vice versa.

Flight PR 182 was earlier cancelled on July 31 and August 1 as a result of the ongoing row between PAL management and its pilots.

The airline has an average of 160 domestic and international flights daily which as of Tuesday have continued to operate normally and as scheduled.

Cielo Villaluna, PAL spokesperson, said in a statement that only one flight each to Iloilo, Bacolod and Cagayan de Oro have been rescheduled while all other flights to these three provinces remain unchanged.

Villanuna said PAL continues to have four flights a day each way between Manila and Iloilo, Bacolod and Cagayan de Oro.

Earlier, President Benigno Aquino III had ordered government officials to help resolve the problem between PAL and its employees.

Aquino said the controversy is detrimental to the country's tourism industry and must be solved quickly.