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Philippine Airlines (PAL) launches non-stop flights from London Heathrow to Manila

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced the re-introduction of direct flights from London Heathrow to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, with the first flight landing on 4 November 2013.
This will be the first European destination introduced by the airline after flights to Europe were discontinued in 1998. The new route will offer the fastest way for passengers to travel to Manila with an average flight time of 12 ½ hours and will offer five flights each week, including departures on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.


Philippine Airlines is offering introductory fares that will enable passengers to experience the airline’s excellent service both on the ground and in the air.

Return Economy fares from London to Manila costs from £593 per person including all taxes and charges. Return Business Class fares cost from £2,263 per person including all taxes and charges. Price is based on travel from 4 November 2013 until 31 May 2014. Prices are based on travel from 4 November 2013 until 31 May 2014 and subject to availability. Book by 15 November 2013.

Philippine Airlines President, Ramon S. Ang, will travel on-board the inaugural flight from Manila to London Heathrow on Monday 4 November, and will continue to World Travel Market to celebrate the first non-stop flight in 15 years between the two countries. The London-Manila service will use new, twin-engine 370-seater Boeing 777-300ER equipped with modern in-flight amenities.

The UK is an important market for the Philippines, with one third of the 349,000 European visitors travelling to the country during 2012 coming from the UK. During the first half of 2013, arrivals from the UK have already reached 60,234 and Philippine Airlines is looking to further expand into other European markets with routes to Amsterdam, Rome and Paris soon to be introduced.

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