MANILA, Philippines – Legacy carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to increase its flights to Toronto, Canada from 3 to 4 times a week in January, and add 3 more daily non-stop flights in March, making the Manila-Toronto route a daily direct service.
PAL used to fly daily from Manila to another Canadian city, Vancouver, but reduced the frequency to 4 times a week, to give way to the Toronto flights.
Agreed flights between the Philippine and Canadian governments are limited to only 7 per week. PAL had requested a dedicated 7 weekly flights for Vancouver, and another 7 for Toronto.
PAL started flying to Toronto only on November 30.
The Manila-Toronto 17-hour flight departs from Terminal 2 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. It arrives at Terminal 3 of Toronto Pearson International Airport at 5:00 p.m. on the same days.
The Toronto-Manila flight departs 7:35 p.m. on the same days, stopping in Vancouver at 9:30 p.m. It continues on to Manila at 11:30 p.m. and arrives at NAIA at 5:45 a.m. two calendar days later.
PAL uses its brand new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which seats 42 in Mabuhay Class and 328 in Fiesta Class, for the Toronto route. – Rappler.com