Flag carrier Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) on Friday announced its long-haul routes and flight offerings for the peak season.
“These flights will serve the U.S. and Canadian East and West Coast as well as Europe and Hawaii,” PAL said in a statement.
The offerings are for the “upcoming ‘winter’ schedule that begins in late October and encompasses the usual holiday peak season,” it noted.
There will be 10 to 12 weekly flights between Manila and Los Angeles.
PAL will also operate daily flights between Manila and San Francisco, two to three weekly flights between Manila and New York, twice monthly special flights between Manila and London, two to three weekly flights between Manila and Honolulu, three to four weekly flights between Manila and Vancouver, and once weekly flights between Manila and Toronto.
The airline said its special flights between Manila and London are set for Oct. 5 and 26, Nov. 9 and 23, and Dec. 7 and 14.
Two more flights between Manila and London are set for Jan. 4 and 11 next year.
“We are heeding the call for more flights to and from the US Mainland, Canada, and the UK to serve many of our fellow Filipinos who want to rejoin their families in time for the Christmas holidays. As travel restrictions ease in coming months, our nonstop global links can help the Philippines stage a comeback in tourism,” PAL Senior Vice-President and Chief Strategy and Planning Officer Dexter C. Lee said.
The flag carrier has launched services between Manila and Seattle (Washington) as well as Las Vegas (Nevada) and Portland (Oregon) via Honolulu with its interline partner Hawaiian Airlines.
“We are broadening airline partnerships in order to provide our customers a convenient way to fly to these major cities in the Pacific Northwest and Sunbelt regions of the United States, or from these areas to the Philippines. We urge
travelers to enjoy a free overnight stay in Honolulu on the westbound flight to Manila, a package which includes land transfers and free baggage allowance,” PAL Senior Vice-President for Sales and Marketing Oscar A. Reyes said. — Arjay L. Balinbin