Philippine Airlines New Flight from London Heathrow

Philippine Airlines New Flight from London Heathrow

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 4th November 2013. Phillipine airlines

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 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 on the ground and in the air.

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

Philippine Airlines President, Ramon Ang, will travel onboard the inaugural flight from Manila to London Heathrow on Monday 4th 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 inflight 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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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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